‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Fans Petition for Rumored Director’s Cut

A new Change.org petition is asking Sony Pictures to release this alternate edit on Blu-ray and DVD, which includes a number of crucial cut scenes.
A new Change.org petition is asking Sony Pictures to release this alternate edit on Blu-ray and DVD, which includes a number of crucial cut scenes.

Be warned, if you did not see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 over the weekend, there will be spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

After taking in a whopping $92 million at the domestic box office this weekend, with a worldwide gross of nearly $370 million worldwide, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a bona fide box office hit, although it wasn't received too well by hardcore fans and critics alike. A petition has emerged on Change.org, which is asking Sony Pictures to release a rumored "director's cut" on Blu-ray and DVD, to fix what petition creator Muhesh Spaleesh from Mumbai, India calls a "disjointed narrative" and a "lack of character development."

Here is a list of rumored scenes that the petition wants to be included, which were likely cut to shorten the hefty run time of 142 minutes.

  • An attack on Oscorp by the Green Goblin
  • An alternate scene in which a tumultuous scene is portrayed differently
  • Extended Times Square and Clocktower scenes
  • Another Peter/Gwen scene

Muhesh Spaleesh goes on to say that he hopes the director's cut is released so the fans can, "properly appreciate the huge amount of effort that went into the film."

It is believed that the "tumultuous scene" referred to in the petition is the death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). As for the OsCorp attack scene, there was a brief shot in one of the trailers that featured Felicity Jones as Felicia Hardy/Black Cat that teased this attack, although it was eventually left out of the final cut. Last month, it was confirmed that Black Cat, along with B.J. Novak's Alastair Smythe and his Spider Slayers will be included in the forthcoming sequels.

Other scenes that were teased in the marketing but left out of the final cut include Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) and Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) discussing Peter Parker, along with another scene where Harry reveals to Peter that OsCorp has been spying on him. It isn't known how long an ultimate director's cut may be, but you can Click Here! to sign the petition yourself, which currently has 517 supporters.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released May 2nd, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb.

Sources: Change.org

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  1. WongFu

    the new x-men film looks so much better than the other films.

    11 months agoby @instead8909Flag

  2. WongFu

    the comedy still wasn't there. Raimi's has it.

    11 months agoby @instead8909Flag

  3. WongFu

    @incmob I do read their comments, I wasn't pointing fingers, some people just say the wrong thing.
    It was when I was picking up two games at EB Games when a girl mentioned not to go. Some scenes were funny weird, I didn't like the fact that Norman wasn't the Goblin and how Webb and the writers made it look like it was something else when in fact Norman should be GG all the way.
    I found it much better than his first attempt, but it isn't as good as Raimi's.
    Just hoping that the 3rd one is so much better. I found the pacing and the flow too quick.

    11 months agoby @instead8909Flag

  4. incmob

    @instead8909 and for the record... i never told anyone not to see ASM2 and i went as far as saying it had pros... you are right critics can be wrong... however i think on this occasion they were very right. please before you have an opinion on someone elses opinion make sure you read their comment and dont clump everyone in the same category... everyone i have talked to has shared the same opinion with me... some call it fun... some call it tolerable but most have said it was lackluster. i am not trying to change peoples minds just venting my frustrations on yet another spidey film that has not produced the results that i wanted... as a fan... and yes, i am a fan.

    11 months agoby @incmobFlag

  5. WongFu

    @incmob@felipe-11 k @Michael-Kolesik j @cvntstop@escapist and so on. I really wanted to hate this film because of two people, Andrew & Webb.
    You have every right to your opinion.
    Now with that said I was blown away by it, Peter and Gwen was alot more human. Sure there's faults in every film, but I enjoyed the 2sd one more than the first.
    It's fine to have opinions, but telling people not to watch a film is like saying to a child don't ever scare us again because they will do it anyway. I was in EB GAMES last week and I caught someone discussion about the film and I said Iwas ggoing anyway.
    critic's can be wrong and so can anyone else.
    I was wrong to judge it beforehand.
    MB may make up stories which piss me off or when I read some opinions on here really gets me to think that some of you are hard to please.

    MB you really to get rid of Alan B, I'm erasing my campaign against Webb.
    Good bye.

    If a filmaker is reading this I suggest you, look me up.
    I'm on the theatrics.com platform.

    11 months agoby @instead8909Flag

  6. incmob

    this film was a mess. yes there were some pros to the film but mainly problems. i highly doubt a directors cut will improve upon this... instead when it is released on home media... i smell fan edits ;)

    11 months agoby @incmobFlag

  7. Replicant

    It's not gonna happen, and it doesn't really matter because nothing would fix this film anyway.

    Actually, maybe a "Reduced Director's Cut" would...

    11 months agoby @felipe-11Flag

  8. Michael Kolesik

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA You're actually telling me there are "FANS" of this piece of crap?!

    And I like how you moviewebbers are just now coming around to realize how bad this movie was. I was saying it since day 1 of production, and you guys kept jumping me for it.

    Who's laughing now?!

    11 months agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  9. cvnt$top

    Sucked, honestly.. Was it fun? Kinda, sorta.

    11 months agoby @cvntstopFlag

  10. Escapist

    I agree with all the below. It was not necessary to include Rhino, there were too many Peter&Gwen scenes, and I wasn't sure if I was watching a soap opera or a movie. It was not evenly paced at all. If felt like listening to Bohemian Rhapsody; slowly paced in the beginning, action in the middle, big climax then abruptly comes to a halt. Marc Webb should have taken pointers from CA2.

    11 months agoby @escapistFlag

  11. EvilWhiteMale

    Just came back from seeing this heaping pile of cow crap. Spiderman has become the weakest link in the Marvel series. This installment had a complete joke of a script. I guess it's good for children though, since their brains aren't fully developed yet. I couldn't help but laugh throughout this catastrophe.

    11 months agoby @evilwhitemaleFlag

  12. All you people complaining are just... ugh... there is no pleasing so many of you and that's the problem, you all have such wildly different ideas on what would make a great spider-man film, you have some misplaced sense of ownership and you can't even respect the thing you claim to be a fan of enough to give it a fair shake.
    1. This movie is not all over the place. It clearly had a theme and that theme was 'say goodbye to Gwen'. It's the writing on the wall the entire time.
    2. The choice of villains was perfect, as these movies are now no longer one offs and are made as part of a larger vision, the motivation here is clear, Spidey needed closure on his parents' deaths. Gwen needed to die as she eventually does, they needed to set up the idea of a recurring Goblin, who comes and goes as he does in the comics and cartoons. Rhino gets an introduction but Rhino has always been a B villain so he can always be brought back. And Electro is there to give Spidey a new perspective on that his fame will effectively breed enemies who have the sole intention of hurting him and those he loves. It all blends well together.
    3. The story is not slow or boring unless all you want is fights galore with no exposition.
    4. The villains are clearly meant to be brought back so they don't need too much screen time
    5. Peter Parker as a character goes through so much and comes out such a different and better hero for it, that to claim a lack of character development is just ignorance.

    11 months agoby @profile-52160643Flag

  13. jasdjqs

    This movie... where do i begin, I enjoyed the movie. It was not a horrible movie. It was a movie that was pulling me in different directions. Good story telling takes a special blend of characters we care about, and time. you can do a movie like this but it can not be in 2 hr.21 mins. If webb was smart he would of split this movie in two. part two coming in August. but that being said the use of Rino was a waste. that seen at the end should of been the start of the part 2 movie i was taking about. Everyone out acted Andrew. He made a acting mistake in the middle of the movie while he was taking to his aunt. came in too early on a delivery of his line. Sally, Emma, Dane where great. Jamie should of not done the role. I am not an actor but i could of a better job. trailers shows almost all the action in the movie. parts where cut out of the movie for whatever reason. Looks like they have to do a better job in part 3. looking forward to see the next movie as it will be better (I hope)

    11 months agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  14. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Hells Yea!

    11 months agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  15. Dfella504

    who cares da movie was long and boring enough...for a min i thought i was watching superman returns lbvs...too much love sh*t, da movie is only good wen he has on da suit...i promise it felt like 2006 again

    11 months agoby @dfellaFlag

  16. JonSpidey07

    the film did need to be longer
    I felt like I didn't get enough which is why I want to see it again
    the right way wouldn't be so bad either cause there's so much great footage in the trailers

    11 months agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  17. WongFu

    Well it looks like that Webb better go for two villains for the 3rd film if he's not canned.

    11 months agoby @instead8909Flag

  18. ChristinaM15

    I loved TASM2. Why? It FELT like a comic book and it was wonderful. It was like watching a superhero be ripped right off the page. It was silly, there was action, villains had these comic book-y moments. And ya know what, I can deal with that. I didn't need development of Harry or Rhino--there was enough for me to care that they'll be around in the future. I'd love for there to have been more, just because I didn't really feel like the movie FELT long. It was fun, it was Spidey being Spidey. I didn't want a TDK for Spidey.

    11 months agoby @christina-montanaFlag

  19. TheDude1



    The Rhino battle/final scene of the film was literally in the damn trailers. The ending of the film has been all over TV and movie trailers for months now!!!!!!!!!! Just awful, downright awful!

    11 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  20. Chris

    I was not a fan of the reboot, however, when i saw the trailer for TASM2 it changed my mind and i wanted to see it. I was very disappointed on the movie. Too many things going on, there wasnt enough character development.

    11 months agoby @chperezFlag

  21. JasonKat

    Just got back from watching The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and i have to say that it was a BIG mess all over the place. Trying to cramp in so many characters was not the way to go. They should of just stuck to 1-2 villins.
    The Romance between peter and gwen was spot on perfect. (adding more of that would be nice)
    rhino was lame.
    Harry Osborn needed more reasoning on why he turned evil. why he hated peter so much. and goblin needed a much better intro. Last but not least. electro, while im not familier with him. the battle between him and spiderman was stupid. I can understand its meant for kids, 3d, and great SFxS but from a seriousness stand point of view. it was just dumb in my mind. I really dont think it could or worked any better. That kinda character only works best for Dr. Doom" from Fantastic Four.
    The opening was another thing i didnt like. i dont mean to hate the whole movie but They really gotta stop doing that...
    People probably dont know what im talking about here, but When you make a movie, the characters are well balance. Then they make a follow-up film sand sumhow those same characters dont act at all like they did in the last film. they shouldnt have done that in the opening. Spiderman acting like he thinks hes funny is actually lame. You dont see batman acting stupid when hes batman do you?
    So to sum it up. Amazing Spider-Man was i would say a 90 out of 100.
    Amazing Spider-Man 2 was like a 40 maybe 50 out of 100.

    So i wonder How much crap would be edited out on bluray. Because the theater version was poor. They didnt give us a single reason to care for any1 other than Gewn. That was the only thing that saved this movie.

    11 months agoby @jasonkatFlag

  22. Bellandedward1

    Until sony actually announces a directors cut there will not be one so far what we might get with the home release later this year are the two deleateed scenes that feature Gwen and Mary Jane so please do not get your hopes up but if it happens then it will be a must have the film was Amazing

    11 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  23. Miggret92

    Personally as a huge spider-man fan I enjoyed the movie a lot. I was nervous about it but the fight scenes were cool and over the top, it was pretty to watch, Andrew and Emma are both amazing and even though it wasn't one of the best comic-book movies out there I will be proud to have it in my collection. That being said, I would love to see a directors cut version just so I can enjoy it again.

    11 months agoby @miggret92Flag

  24. The Real Goku

    @thedude1 and what's funny is they actually promote the rhino lol. Posters trailers etc. Watch a trailer for spiderman 2. All the action is all in that one trailer. That's all. That goblin fight was horrible. As was the electro fight.

    11 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  25. TheDude1

    @superman81 I completely agree. Giamatti is an amazing actor, however once he tested for the role Webb should have said no to him taking the role.

    11 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  26. Superman81

    @thedude1 No knock on Giamatti but his portrayal of a Russian was so terrible. Terrible accent and there was just no chemistry with him and Spider Man. He came off more a random thug than this big time criminal that would become Rhino.

    11 months agoby @superman81Flag

  27. WongFu

    I've seen a trailer where spidey is battling Rino but I didn't like the look of the villain. I would sign a petition to get rid of Webb.

    11 months agoby @instead8909Flag

  28. TheDude1

    @therealGoku What they did to Rhino was Mandarin like. Yet no mention of it because Rhino is not as well known.

    11 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  29. TheDude1

    Not even a director's cut could save that mess.

    11 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  30. The Real Goku

    Where's the petition to cut out an hour of love scenes to add in more action? The "real" fights with the rhino, goblin and electro? I want to sign that one

    11 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

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