"Spider-Man 2" is a 2004 Action Adventure film directed by Jonathan Mostow and Sam Raimi. Starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy, J.K. Simmons, Elizabeth Banks, Daniel Gillies and Dylan Baker. A year into his crime fighting carrer, Spider-Man is conflicted by his calling as a Hero and his desire for a normal life with Mary Jane. As the tragic Doctor Octopus stets forth putting his own plans into motion, Peter must decide between love and responsibility. Other character-casting included Roderick Kingsley and Julia Carpenter.