Trivia: Spoiler alert! The way Gwen Stacy dies in the movie is almost exactly the way she does in the comics. The differences are that in the movie, she falls through a clock tower instead of off a bridge, and she hits her head on the ground as it snaps back, instead of just her head snapping back in mid air. She's even wearing the same outfit as she does in the comics.
Trivia: Sony had originally intended to use this film to launch a "Spider-Man Cinematic Universe", which is why it contains copious references to various characters and ideas that aren't fully developed, as they would have then been paid off in future films. Supposedly at some point, the following films were planned or considered: -Both an "Amazing Spider-Man 3" and "Amazing Spider-Man 4." -A spin-off movie based on the "Sinister Six" villain team -At least one spin-off movie based on the villain "Venom" -A potential movie about "Spider-Gwen" -A movie about the adventures of a younger Aunt May -And a movie working under the codename "Glass Ceiling" about all of the remaining female characters from the "Spider-Man" universe forming a team. These plans have all been dropped or placed on hold since Sony decided to drop the series in favor of working with Marvel to introduce Spider-Man into the MCU.
Trivia: Composer James Horner scored the first "Amazing Spider-Man", but opted not to return to work on this film as he felt it didn't come close to matching the quality of the first film. He also felt that the studio didn't respect director Marc Webb, with whom he had a good working relationship.
Trivia: When Peter goes online and types in Roosevelt, after a clue about his father's disappearance comes to him, he looks at a picture of the Roosevelt island cable car/tram. In the 2002 Spider-Man, the Green Goblin made Spider-Man choose if he wanted to save Mary Jane or the children on the very same tram.