What Scene Was Deleted in the Credits of 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'?
by Ethan Anderton
May 7, 2014
While there seems to be a pretty big divide between how the critics and how most general audiences have enjoyed or hated The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we can all agree that there's some pretty integral scenes that didn't make the final cut of the film, and have left many people scratching their heads. For example, what happened to the scene where Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) talks to Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) about how Oscorp was tracking him? It was all over the trailers, but now doesn't seem to be important in the movie itself. There are rumblings of some other scenes that didn't make the cut and one of them has been revealed. Keep in mind, from here on out, there will be major spoilers below from now on.
The deleted scene in question wasn't part of the actual film, but instead meant for a tease in the credits. As we saw at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the shadowy, hat-wearing man from the credits scene of The Amazing Spider-Man went to see Harry Osborn in the Ravencroft Institute. That man is said to be Gustav Fiers (played by Michael Massee), the man responsible for getting The Sinister Six together, so it makes sense that he discussed the prospect of rounding up a small team to dispatch with Spider-Man with the offspring of Norman Osborn. Though, since we don't have the scene explaining that Oscorp was following Peter, we're not sure what all the fuss is about now.
After this, we get the final action sequence where Paul Giamatti easily breaks out of prison and gets one of the prototype suits from the secret projects lab at Oscorp and takes it out for a spin in New York City, making a prime time for Spider-Man to return from his depressing sabbatical after the death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). But that still leaves a bunch of other interesting potential villains open for The Sinister Six to pop up in The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and also the spin-off from Cabin in the Woods writer and director Drew Goddard.
But following all this madness, there was supposed to be a scene in the credits where we see Gustav Fiers return to the secret projects lab. Though we've seen the arms that will come to belong to Doc Ock and the wings that will likely become Vulture's, there was another door of which the contents were not revealed. In this post-credits scene, we see Fiers visiting the frozen head of the deceased Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper). Upon arriving, he leans towards the head and creepily says, "Time to wake up, old friend." This could be regarded as rumor, but here's a set photo to prove its existence from MoviePilot (via GeekTyrant):
But what does this accomplish? We know there have been hints of The Sinister Six in that weird Shazam accessible tease that you can see if you use the mobile app during the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And while the images from the tease seem to indicate who will be in The Sinister Six, it's been reported that the final roster has yet to be determined. So what the hell was the point of those images in the teaser then? And will Norman Osborn somehow be an integral part in the future of this franchise, and director Marc Webb decided to hold onto that plot point until later? We're really not sure what the hell is going on.
And before you think that maybe this is something that will definitely be explained in the next film, do you remember all the scenes that were deleted from The Amazing Spider-Man involving Irrfan Khan as Rajit Ratha, an employee of Oscorp and superior to Dr. Curt Connors? And do you remember how Ratha was left as a loose end after The Lizard's attempt on his life on the bridge? We thought that might be explained later, but it wasn't. However, Badass Digest has heard rumblings that the character played by Colm Feore, the Oscorp executive Donald Mencken, was originally written as Mr. Ratha, which would have made much more sense in the grand scheme of things, and tied everything together nicely from the first film.
Instead, we're left with this mess of villains who have weak and forced ties to Spider-Man and/or Peter Parker and a whole slew of unanswered questions about the "progressing" plot of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. It's frustrating to think that you can completely take out Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it wouldn't effect the character arc of Spider-Man in the least and has no effect on the universe at large that Sony Pictures and director Marc Webb are trying to create. Anyway, we're not sure what's really going on with The Amazing Spider-Man franchise or how all this Sinister Six nonsense is going to work out, but we'll get our next chapter in 2016, for better or worse. What do you think?