Spider-Man 2

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.

Trivia: When J. Jonah Jameson is thinking of a name for Octavius, Hoffman shouts out "Dr. Strange" and JJJ says "Already taken." Dr. Strange is another Marvel hero who lives in New York. Director Sam Raimi would later go on to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness after original director Scott Derrickson stepped down.

T Poston

Trivia: In the scene where Peter drops his books on the college grounds and bends down to pick them up, a black bag comes by and smacks Peter in the face. The person carrying the bag is director Sam Raimi.

Trivia: When Peter hits the ground after failing to clear the building, he gets up and complains about his back hurting. Tobey Maguire (Peter) almost didn't reprise his role as Spider-Man because of a back problem.

Trivia: In the hospital scene when Doc Ock's mechanical arms are attacking the surgeons, there is a scene where the camera cuts to a surgeon raising the chainsaw in the air. That scene looks a lot like the scene from "Evil Dead 2" (1993) where the camera does the same thing when Ash grabs the chainsaw to cut off his hand. Another Sam Raimi film.

Trivia: The shot where Peter dumps the Spider-Man costume in the trash and walks away is a direct copy of a frame from the comic issue entitled "Spider-Man No More." This page was pencilled by one of the longest running creator's of Spider-Man John Romita Snr.

Trivia: The annoying usher that doesn't let Peter into the theater to see Mary Jane's play is none other than Bruce Campbell, who makes a cameo/stars in most of Sam Raimi's movies. He was also the ring announcer in the first movie.

DenizenZERO

Trivia: Peter's landlord is Mr. Ditkovitch. Steve Ditko was the co-creator of Spider-man.

T Poston

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Trivia: Spider-Man creator Stan Lee makes his standard cameo appearance for this film when Spider-Man and Doc Ock are fighting on the side of the building. The first shot of the street during the fight shows a woman being pushed out of the way as some debris falls; the man pushing her is Lee.

Trivia: In one scene after Spider-Man has lost his powers, he catches a ride on an elevator. On one floor, a young man gets on and comments about Peter's "great Spidey costume". Peter says he made it himself, it itches, and rides up in the crotch, causing a strange look from the young man. The young man was Hal Sparks, who plays Michael Novotny on the US version of "Queer As Folk". Michael's a gay comic book store owner and diehard fan (and walking encyclopedia) of the whole superhero genre.

Trivia: When Spider-Man sets the pizzas on the balcony, we see a man try to steal a piece. This man is Scott Spiegel. Spiegel has appeared in almost all of Sam Raimi's films, including The Evil Dead, Darkman, and the first Spider-Man.

T Poston

Trivia: Sam Raimi brings his trademark Oldsmobile (which appears in all his films bar "The Quick and the Dead", for obvious reasons) back for Spidey 2. It makes a number of guest appearances at Aunt May's house.

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Trivia: The first film was shot in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. However, they decided to shoot this sequel in the wider 2.35:1. Reportedly, the reason for the change was that director Sam Raimi felt that it would be better to accommodate Doc Ock's tentacles with the wider frame.

TedStixon

Trivia: In the scene right after Doc Ock's foiled bank robbery, where he, Spidey, and Aunt May climb around on the building side, the actors - including 76 year old Rosemary Harris - actually were hanging from the building, secured by wires.

Trivia: Doc Ock's tentacles had nicknames behind the scenes - Larry, Harry, Moe and Flo. The puppeteers also subtly tried to give each tentacle a distinct "personality," which you can notice if you watch their behavior closely. For example, "Flo" is the tentacle that most directly interacts with Ock. (Taking off his glasses, helping him take a drink, etc).

TedStixon

Trivia: The Joe's pizza place where Peter works is a real and famous place in New York.

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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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Question: How did Harry know where Doc Ock was later located, when Peter asks him for instructions on how to find him and save MJ?

Answer: Unless there is is a deleted scene to shed light on the issue, then it's not really addressed in the movie. It's possible that Doc Ock and Harry had a second meeting that took place off-screen in which Ock revealed to Harry where his hideout was, but as there's nothing really to go on, it's anyone's guess and it's reasonable to consider it a plot hole.

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