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?
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
Although I understand the sense of the 'ties', I still don't see why it's considered a mess and I still say I found it all straightforward! Saving Osborn makes sense though, but it seems that the studio has the biggest hold over the Spidey franchise more than the rest - But why?!
Dan B on May 7, 2014
People just love to find anything and everything to complain about nowadays, and these guys are getting paid to do it. It's usually that simple.
davidshaw on May 7, 2014
one can only hope that we get one kick ass directors cut!!!
Atom on May 13, 2014
I dont care what anyone says, i loved Amazing SpiderMan part 2 and so did everyone else in the theatre. It got a huge round of applause when it ended.
Snowmanfloza on May 7, 2014
The neck beards in the theater i w as in clapped at the end of Spider-man 3 too.
Brian Sleider on May 7, 2014
I love those clapping stories. They almost seem real.
cobrazombie on May 8, 2014
Yeah, I think they should have kept this instead of the stupid one we got.
DAVIDPD on May 7, 2014
OK enough! I get that some of you want to go to the theater and basically switch off your brain and disconnect your logic chips to enjoy things blowing-up, heroes battling villains and maybe some cute looking actors do some talking head stuff. I get it. Don't have a problem with it. Enjoy the show but please DO NOT sit there and tell me that The Amazing Spider-man 2 was a coherent, straightforward, and competent film. I'm the biggest Spider-man fan but I almost drowned in all the stupid exposition, discombobulated sub stories (so much so that there barely was an actual main story) and silly illogical situations these characters found themselves. The new york city in this film is the most dangerous city ever with trucks crashing into cars for no reason and massive shootouts at every corner by crooks and cops so trigger happy they could care less about innocent bystanders. Citizens that eagerly line up to see dangerous villains take on Spidey like its some rock concert, brushing off the likely hood of them dying. There seemed to be a game at Oscorp of how many employees can rudely bump into Max Dillion (Electro). Who the hell made that suit with lightning bolts on the sleeves for him?! Richard Parker steals his secrets from Oscorp but then charters a private plane to lay low?! Who built that secret lab in the subway for him?! There are so many ridiculous scenarios in this movie is was tough to enjoy it. I didn't even care that people were talking through the movie and ripping it because it was THAT BAD!! I love Spider-man but this franchise going the way of Shumacher Batman films...NOT A GOOD THING!!!
Scared S#!tless on May 7, 2014
Let people enjoy what they want. There will be another Spidey reboot later.
Xerxexx on May 8, 2014
Who cares? The movie was meh.
Guest on May 8, 2014
Seems to me like they tried a bunch of different things and now they have time until the next movie to decide in which direction they'll take the franchise. Although it's pretty clear where it's headed, Sinister Six, so they just have to work on how to get there. This is not worrying in the least, what might be worrying is the quality of these movies, which I admit I like nevertheless.
Isildur_of_Numenor on May 8, 2014
shouldn't have killed off Gwen - just created their own arch if this is the way this is going - a large part of the success is the chemistry and the acting of the two leads not the villains - now you have shells of villains that are not fleshed out in the least which does not bode well for the series and no integral relationship to use as an anchor - i guess MJ is coming but would be hard pressed to believe that they can muster anything close to the Gwen-Peter relationship
midas777 on May 8, 2014
Well gwen was gonna die anyways we all predicted it becuz in the comics she died thts y mary jane is gonna be in tasm 3 although mj was suppose to be in tams 2 but they cutted her off.
Spid3r-B0y on May 8, 2014
This is all so frustrating to me as a fan. I love Andrew Garfield as Peter, Emma Stone as Gwen, Dane Dehaan as Harry and other casting as well as some other aspects of this series, but it overall seems so sloppy that it just sucks and leaves you with far more questions than answers, as this article points out incredibly well. smh. Can't say I am too interested in seeing what this series does next.
Andrew Almond on May 8, 2014
I LOVED THE MOVIE! ♡♡♥♥ but there was a lot of romance and confusion.
Spid3r-B0y on May 8, 2014
Alright, I don't think Marc Webb knows what he's doing at all. I'm a huge fan of the first movie (and the second was pretty good), but the franchise is falling apart. The Osborns should have been introduced in the first, (but not turned into Green/Hobgoblin until the final movie) Electro should have been the only villain in the sequel, and the producers shouldn't spoil so much without knowing what they are even going to do! It's getting really sloppy. Of course I'll stick around for the two upcoming movies, but I'm disappointed.
Mikey George on May 10, 2014
Well I am a 100% fan of Spidey. Spiderman 1 was kinda good, spiderman 2 was awesome, spider man 3 plain out sucked. The amazing spiderman 1 was great and amazing spiderman 2 was pretty good. But the stupid criticizers that complain about every little thing about everything say that asm2 is worse than sm3. Well that is wrong. Sp3's plot was confusing and asm2's plot did make perfect sense. I'm not saying that you should nessicarly like asm2, I'm saying that you should not be a criticizer.
alexander on May 26, 2014
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