2004 Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst
Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man® 2 is the highly-anticipated second installment in the adventures of the legendary superhero, an exciting and fun-filled adventure, which reunites the cast and filmmakers from the blockbuster first film, including Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Rosemary Harris and J.K. Simmons, under the leadership of director Sam Raimi and producers Laura Ziskin and Marvel's Avi Arad.
In Spider-Man® 2, the web-slinging hero encounters a formidable new adversary, the villainous "Doc Ock," played by Alfred Molina. Also joining the ensemble are Daniel Gillies as John Jameson, Vanessa Ferlito as Louise, Dylan Baker as Dr. Curt Connors and Donna Murphy as Rosalie Octavius.
Teaser Storyline for "Spider-Man® 2"
Two years have passed since the mild-mannered Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with "the gift and the curse" of his powers while balancing his dual identities as the elusive superhero
Spider-Man and life as a college student. The relationships Peter holds most dear are now in danger of unraveling as he clashes with the powerful, multi-tentacled villain Doctor Octopus aka "Doc Ock" (Alfred Molina).
Peter's life-long yearning for M.J. becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to abandon his secret life and declare his love. In the meantime, M.J. has moved on with her life. She has embarked on an acting career and has a new man in her life. Peter's relationship with his best friend Harry Osborn (James Franco) has been overshadowed by Harry's growing vendetta against Spider-Man, whom he holds responsible for his father's death.
Peter's life becomes even more complicated when he is pitted against a powerful new nemesis, Dr. Otto Octavius (Molina) - "Doc Ock." Peter must now learn to accept his fate and harness all his superhero talents in order to stop this diabolical madman in his octagonal tracks.
Columbia Pictures Presents A Marvel Enterprises/Laura Ziskin Production Spider-Man® 2 starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy and J.K. Simmons.
The film is directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead). The screenplay is by Oscar® winner Alvin Sargent (Ordinary People, Unfaithful) based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The screen story is by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon) and Pulitzer-Prize winning author Michael Chabon. The producers are Laura Ziskin (Spider-Man, Pretty Woman) and Avi Arad (X-Men, Daredevil). The executive producers are Stan Lee (Spider-Man, X-Men), Kevin Feige (X2: X-Men United, Daredevil) and Joseph M. Caracciolo (Charlie's Angels®, Big Daddy). The director of photography is Bill Pope, ASC (The Matrix trilogy). The production designer is Neil Spisak (Spider-Man, Face/Off). The film editor is Bob Murawski (Spider-Man, Army of Darkness). The Co-Producer is Grant Curtis (Spider-Man). The costume designers are three time Oscar® winner James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons, Restoration) and Gary Jones (The Talented Mr. Ripley, The English Patient) The music is by Danny Elfman (Spider-Man, Men in Black®, Big Fish). The visual effects are designed by Oscar® winner John Dykstra, ASC. (Spider-Man, Star Wars). The special visual effects are by Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.