Spider-Man 2

Question: Why exactly does Spider-Man start to lose his powers?(Web shooter, finger grip).

Answer: As the doctor hints, Spider-man's inability to fully make use of his powers comes from a psychological obstacle - and as also hinted, (very heavily, in fact) Peter Parker no longer seems motivated to remain Spider-man. This lapse in powers and enthusiasm eventually leads to the decision to discontinue Peter's role as Spider-man. After then facing the guilt and shamefulness of a life without assuming responsibility, this momentary crisis reveals itself to be the deciding factor that Peter does indeed want to be Spider-man and that he may not have any other choice. Inside, although he didn't fully understand it, this ailment was needed for Peter to resume his role as Spider-man with a new ambition - which was in turn required for him to face the problems that affected his normal life as well.

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Question: The whole train sequence takes place on an elevated train; they are supposed to be in New York. I don't want to submit that as a mistake if it turns out that someplace obscure (but still apparently in downtown) has el trains. The credits at the end also thank the Chicago Transportation Authority, so it wasn't filmed in NYC, anyway. So, does anyone know?

Answer: The train sequence was filmed entirely in Chicago. The elevated trains aren't in New York anymore, it's true, but there used to be an elevated train system in New York in the 1940's, and that's the one that the sequence was supposed to be based on.

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Question: What was the importance of the girl who brought Peter Milk and Cake? Was she supposed to be Debra Whitman, Liz Allen, or maybe even Gwen Stacy?

Answer: No, she is just a girl that has a big crush on Peter.

T Poston
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Question: What poem does Peter try to recite to MJ?

Answer: "The Song Of Hiawatha," the same one he was reading in the laundromat.

Xofer
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Question: Is the doctor Spider-man visits the Lizard Man?

Kirill Ostapenko

Chosen answer: The Lizard (not Lizard Man) is Dr. Curt Connors, Peter's professor, or at least, he will be. Dr. Connors, if you remember, has no right arm; he becomes the Lizard (in the comics, anyway) trying to use reptile DNA (or something similar) to replicate reptiles' regenerative powers (since some reptiles, like skinks, can regrow their tails).

Xofer
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Question: Are the paintings of Spider-man 1 in the credits from a comic adaptation of the movie, or trading cards, or something like that, or were they done specially for Spider-man 2?

Xofer

Chosen answer: They were painted exclusively for Spider-Man 2, by Alex Ross, who painted the very famous Kingdom Come storyline a few years back.

DenizenZERO
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Question: Is this movie going to have Doc Ock and Sandman, or Doc Ock and Lizard, or just one of them? I've seen two versions of the script. One with Sandman and one with Ock.

Answer: According to the latest casting news, the only villan in the film is Dr. Octopus, played by Alfred Molina.

David Mercier
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Question: Why is Peter still bullied by people in school even though he is in college? I'm referring to the scene where people hit him with backpacks and call him names as well as the scene in "Spider-Man 3" where he is bullied in Dr. Connors' class.

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: Other students see him as a nerd and a teacher's pet.

Phaneron Premium member
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Question: In the scene where Peter Parker pulls up to the theater in that beat up car from those two bad guys. What kind of car is that and what year?

Joe Campbell

Chosen answer: Corvette Stingray, most likely late 60s to early 70s.

Ryan Tsai
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Answer: It was a 1967 Lincoln Continental.

Question: I've heard that in the comic books Mary Jane Watson also becomes a super hero. Is this true?

Answer: No, look here for an extensive history of the character http://www.marveldirectory.com/individuals/w/watsonparkermaryjane.htm.

Myridon
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Question: Can someone please tell me the point of the conversation between Harry and his dead dad, as well as him stumbling onto the Green Goblins gear.

Answer: From the story point of view, Harry's been becoming increasingly unstable, and the realisation that his friend Peter is also the man he's vowed vengeance on is likely to increase that instability to dangerous levels. The 'appearance' of (and argument with) his deceased father, the man who Harry felt was always disappointed in him and who, of course, died at Peter's hands, seems like a pretty reasonable psychological thing to happen under the circumstances. The discovery of the Goblin's technology simply means that the already unstable vengeance-seeking Harry now has the means within his grasp to take on Spiderman at his own power level.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Question: Which actual part of "Hiawatha's song" does Peter Parker try to recite to MJ?

Answer: It's "Song of Hiawatha", Chapter II - The Four Winds, almost to the end, starting with "In his life he had one shadow..."

Myridon
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Question: After Peter saves the little girl from the fire he hands her to her parents and they say her name. 1)What was her name? 2)Does she become an important part of the Spidey/Marvel universe?

Answer: ##Her parents didn't actually say her name, they spoke in mandarin in which they said "My child" Also I don't think the little girl will become an important character.

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Question: When Peter is saving the child from the burning building, he attempts to leap the gap which appears, but does not make it. Why can't he still use his Spidey powers to leap the gap or web sling his way over it? We have seen how his powers have become inconsistent, but not non-exsistent.

Answer: He hadn't gotten his confidence back. Plus with all the fire and smoke aroung he would have found it difficult to concentrate. He had enough trouble concentrating in the alleyway let alone a burning building.

XIII
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Question: Which villain is Harry Osborn supposed to become? I know Dr. Connors is the Lizard and Jameson is responsible for bringing Venom into the scene, but what's being hinted at with Harry?

Answer: Harry Osborn is also going to be the Green Goblin - comic book fan sites will refer to this as Green Goblin II. John Jameson finds a red gemstone on the moon that turns him into the Man-Wolf. Spiderman finds the Venom suit/symbiote himself on Battleworld, so that's not John's fault.

Myridon
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Question: I've heard that in the U.K., a part of the film had to be cut to give it a PG rating, does anybody know what this part was?

Answer: It was a headbutt - when Spider-Man and Doc Oc are free falling, Aunt May is struggling to hold on to the umbrella, and Spider-Man throws a head butt at Doc. It's included in a Blu-Ray version.

KingofallSamurai
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Question: How old is Peter, Mary Jane and Harry in the original, and then in this movie?

Answer: They all graduate together in the first movie and then end up celebrating the next Thanksgiving together, so they are probably 18-19 years old. In the second movie Aunt May mentions that it's been two years since Ben died, so they are about 20-21.

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Question: I heard from a friend that the astronaut guy (MJ's boyfriend in the movie) is the man who will later become Venom, one of Spider-Man's worst enemies. Is that true?

Answer: According to Marvel, Venom is a former Daily Bugle reporter named Eddie Brock. You can read about him at marvel.com. John Jameson becomes the Wolfman after coming into contact with a red gemstone on the moon (in the comics at least), an affliction he is eventually cured of.

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Question: I have never read the comics, but I heard somewhere that in them, Aunt May makes Peter's costume. But in the film Peter says he made it himself. Which is it?

Answer: Peter makes his own costume in both the comic book and in the movie.

Macalou
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Question: How did Tobey get his upside down U scar? Or was it drawn on for the movie (if so, why)?

Answer: This scar is actually from chicken pox.

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Spider-Man 2 mistake picture

Continuity mistake: During the train scene, Spider-Man's mask had gone partially black. We also see it when Spidey puts his mask back on. Yet when Doc brings him to Harry, we don't even see a patch of darkness on his mask.

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May Parker: We need a hero, couragous sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero, people line up for 'em, cheer for them, scream their names, and years later tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who told them to HOLD ON a second longer. I believe theres a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble. And finally gets us to die with pride. Even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want most, even our dreams.

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Trivia: Dr. Curt Connors, Peter's one-armed teacher in the film, is the man who will later become The Lizard, one of Spider-Man's longest running enemies.

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