Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sam Raimi|
|Screenplay by||Alvin Sargent|
|Based on||The Amazing Spider-Man
by Stan Lee
|Music by||Danny Elfman|
|Edited by||Bob Murawski|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$783.8 million|
Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi and written by Alvin Sargent from a story by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, andMichael Chabon. The sequel to the 2002 film Spider-Man, it is the second film in Raimi’s Spider-Man film trilogy based on the fictional Marvel Comicscharacter of the same name. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco reprise their respective roles as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Mary Jane Watson, and Harry Osborn.
Set two years after the events of Spider-Man, the film focuses on Peter Parker struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, while Dr. Otto Octavius (Doctor Octopus) becomes diabolical following a failed experiment and his wife’s death. He uses his mechanical tentacles to threaten and endanger the lives of New York City’s residents. Spider-Man must stop him from annihilating the city.
Spider-Man 2 was released in both conventional and IMAX theaters on June 30, 2004. It grossed $783.8 million worldwide and won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. It also received five awards at the Saturn Awardsceremony including Best Fantasy Film and Best Director for Raimi. The film’s success led to the release of Spider-Man 3 in 2007.