Deleted Scene from 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Would Have Redefined the Character
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, like The Amazing Spider-Man, was a mediocre movie with outstanding performances, although I actually thought that the ending of the sequel gave it some heft missing from even the Raimi installments. But like most people, I thought there was more to the plotline involving Peter Parker’s Dad (Campbell Scott) that met the eye, and I even had the sneaking suspicion he may have actually been alive (I assumed they were just saving that reveal for the third movie).
Maybe they will, or maybe they won’t, but what is for sure is that at some point during the process they had planned for Richard Parker to make an appearance in the end, basically demolishing the whole “Orphan Peter Parker” mythos. In a deleted scene (which Sony itself has been deleting in YouTube videos all day), Richard Parker shows up at the end of the movie (SPOILER ALERT) after the death of Gwen to help console him after the funeral, and ends up delivering to his son one of the franchise’s most important lines, “With great power comes great responsibility.”
This GIF comes from a Spanish-language version.
This guy also caught a few stills from the video in discussing it.
They were smart to leave those scenes on the cutting room floor, as I doubt the headache presenting them would’ve been worth the little it added to the story.