David Koepp has shared his original scripts for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, which featured Gwen Stacy, Eddie Brock and more fan-favorite characters.
Spider-Man 2 is still considered one of the best comic book films of all-time, despite the franchise having a couple reboots that have followed since. David Koepp, who is best known for being behind the scripts for films like Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was also responsible for Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film.
After Spider-Man‘s massive success in 2002, David Koepp was hired to write the sequel. Sam Raimi ended up going in a different direction with Michael Chabon and Alvin Sargent taking over scripting duties and the rest is history. Almost 20 years later, Koepp recently opened up about his original plans for the trilogy and has now shared the four drafts he wrote on his website. Koepp’s script refers to the sequel as Amazing Spider-Man and still features Doctor Octopus as the villain, but he has a connection to Peter Parker’s parents similar to what the 2012 reboot did with The Lizard. Koepp’s script also includes Peter dating Gwen Stacy, the death of Captain Stacy, Harry Osborn and J. Jonah Jameson offering a $10 million prize for Spider-Man’s identify, and a brief cameo appearance made by Eddie Brock.
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Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man 2:
In SPIDER-MAN 2, the latest installment in the blockbuster Spider-Man series, based on the classic Marvel Comics hero, Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as college student and a superhuman crime fighter. Peter’s life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled “Doc Ock.” When Doc Ock kidnaps MJ (Kirsten Dunst), Spider-Man must swing back into action as the adventure reaches new heights of unprecedented excitement.
Directed by Sam Raimi with a script from Alvin Sargent, the 2004 film stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, and Donna Murphy.
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