Spider-Man 2 is the second film in the Spider-Man series of films directed by Sam Raimi. It stars Tobey Macguire as the masked hero, and also stars Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco, and Rosemary Harris. The film was released on June 30, 2004 by Columbia Pictures.
This time, the stress of being Spider-Man, attending college, and working two jobs as a delivery boy and a photographer for the Daily Bugle begins to eat at Peter, and after his powers decide to "glitch", he decides he is Spider-Man no more. In a sick turn of events, Peter's idol, Doctor Otto Octavius's lab experiment, funded by OsCorp., goes haywire, and turns him into the evil Doc Ock. Now, Peter must stop him before he destroys the city, or worse, even the world.
When a failed nuclear fusion experiment results in an explosion that kills his wife, Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is transformed into Dr. Octopus, a cyborg with deadly metal tentacles. Doc Ock blames Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) for the accident and seeks revenge. Meanwhile, Spidey's alter ego, Peter Parker, faces fading powers and self-doubt. Complicating matters are his best friend's (James Franco) hatred for Spider-Man and his true love's (Kirsten Dunst) sudden engagement to another man.