- "Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: 'With great power comes great responsibility.' This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man."
- ―Peter Parker[src]
Peter Benjamin Parker was bitten by a genetically modified "super" spider during a high school excursion, which granted him superhuman attributes and led him to become a masked crime-fighter known as Spider-Man. Peter is a student at Columbia University and a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Character traits
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Equipment
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Appearances/Actors
- 7 Behind the scenes
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Gallery
- 10 See Also
Peter was born in 1984. Peter's parents died in a plane crash when he was a very young boy and he was adopted by his uncle Ben and his aunt May Parker, and lived and grew up with them in Forest Hills, Queens.
In grade school, Peter developed a crush on his next-door neighbor, Mary Jane Watson, who moved in shortly after he began, he continued throughout his high school years, growing up, he was considered a nerd, someone who never was in with the in-crowd. In middle school, he became best friends with Harry Osborn, who looked after and defended him against bullies.
- "Who am I? Are you sure you want to know? If someone told you I was just your average ordinary guy without a care in the world, somebody lied."
- ―Peter Parker[src]
In 2002, Peter was having a bad morning as the bus had left without him and the driver and students aboard deliberately kept driving to mess with him until Mary Jane put a stop to it and made them let him on. On a field trip to Empire State University's genetics lab, Peter and Harry ribbed each other about talking to Mary Jane while they all observed the specimens, different species of "super spiders", that had been genetically modified in various ways. While taking photos in the laboratory, Peter was bitten by an escaped spider, a new species created in the lab. The venom of this spider ended up poisoning and mutating Peter's DNA, the process of which made him very ill. Overnight, the mutations end up turning him into a hybrid. The next morning, Peter finds that his previously impaired vision has improved and that his body has metamorphosized into a more muscular physique. When Peter goes to school, he finds himself producing webbing and having quick reflexes to avoid being injured in a fight with Flash Thompson. Peter escapes from the school and realizes that he has acquired spider-like abilities from the spider bite. He quickly learned to scale walls, long jump across building rooftops and swing via webs from his wrists.
Lying to his aunt and uncle about where he is going, Peter decides to enter a wrestling tournament to get money to buy a car and impress Mary Jane. During an argument, Uncle Ben advises Peter, "With great power comes great responsibility." Peter lashes out at his uncle and leaves for the tournament. Peter wins but is cheated out of the contest money. In retaliation, he allows a thief to escape with the promoter's gate money. Afterward, Peter finds out his uncle has been carjacked and killed. Peter tracks down the carjacker only to find out it was the same thief he allowed to escape earlier. During the struggle, the carjacker falls out of a window and dies. Upon graduating, Peter decides to use his abilities to fight injustice and dons a new costume and the persona of Spider-Man. Peter is hired as a freelance photographer when he arrives in newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson's office with the only clear images of Spider-Man.
The Green Goblin offers Spider-Man a place at his side, but Spider-Man refuses, knowing that it is the right thing to do. At the Osborn and Parkers' Thanksgiving dinner, Norman Osborn, unknown to Peter, discovers Spider-Man's true identity; the Green Goblin subsequently attacks Aunt May. While Aunt May recovers in the hospital, Mary Jane admits she has a crush on Spider-Man, who rescued her on numerous occasions, and asks Peter whether he ever asked about her. Peter reflects on his own feelings, during which Harry enters. Feeling betrayed by his girlfriend and best friend, Harry tells his father whom Peter loves the most, unintentionally revealing Spider-Man's biggest weakness.
The Green Goblin holds Mary Jane and a tram car full of children hostage on top of the Queensboro Bridge where Spider-Man arrives. The Green Goblin forces Spider-Man to choose who he wants to save and drops Mary Jane and the children. Spider-Man manages to save both Mary Jane and the tram car, while the Green Goblin is pelted by civilians showing loyalty to Spider-Man. The Green Goblin then grabs Spider-Man and throws him into an abandoned building where he begins to beat and torture him. The tables turn as the Green Goblin boasts of how he will later kill Mary Jane, and an enraged Spider-Man dominates over him, forcing the Green Goblin into being unmasked. Norman begs for forgiveness, but his Goblin persona attempts to remote-control his glider to impale Spider-Man. The superhero evades the attack, causing the glider to impale Norman instead, and he dies asking Peter not to reveal his secret to Harry. At Norman’s funeral, Harry swears vengeance toward Spider-Man, who he believes is responsible for killing his father and asserts that Peter is all he has left. Mary Jane confesses to Peter that she’s in love with him, but Peter, feeling that he must protect her from the unwanted attentions of Spider-Man's enemies, hides his true feelings. As Peter leaves the funeral, he recalls Uncle Ben's words about responsibility and accepts his new life as Spider-Man.
- "There are bigger things happening here than me and you."
- ―Peter Parker[src]
Two years later, Peter Parker is finding his double life increasingly difficult. Precariously struggling to balance his crime-fighting duties with the demands of his normal life, Peter often finds his personal life taking a back seat. He loses a job, faces financial difficulties, and struggles to maintain his physics studies. Moreover, he has become estranged from both love interest Mary Jane and best friend Harry Osborn, and Aunt May is threatened with foreclosure. Doc Ock attempts to rob a bank where Peter Parker and his Aunt May happen to be present. After a short glitch in his powers, Spider-Man manages to take back most of the stolen money, but Doc Ock takes Aunt May as a hostage. When Spider-Man rescues her, she revises her former opinion of him and realizes that he is a hero.
During a party, Peter learns that M.J. is planning to marry John Jameson, and Harry lashes out at him in a drunken rage due to his loyalty to Spider-Man; shortly afterward he loses his powers while web-slinging across town. Meanwhile, Doc Ock rebuilds his experimental reactor. Peter questions if he could ever have what he "needs", a life as Peter Parker, which involves a vision of Uncle Ben, and resolves to give up being Spider-Man. Back home, after visiting Uncle Ben's grave, Aunt May is distressed by Peter's confession that he was somewhat responsible for his Uncle Ben's death. Aunt May and Peter reconcile, and she tells Peter of the hope that Spider-Man brings to others, in spite of what dreams he may have to sacrifice. Peter attempts to re-connect with Mary Jane, but she informs him it is too late. In the meantime, Doc Ock has completed rebuilding his reactor and needs one final item: the tritium which fuels the reactor. He goes to Harry Osborn for it, dangling him over the edge of the Osborn mansion balcony when he refuses. Harry agrees to give Ock what he needs in exchange for capturing Spider-Man. Mary Jane meets Peter in a coffee shop to ask if he still loves her, but Peter tells her that he does not. Amidst this exchange, the two are ambushed by Doctor Octopus, who abducts Mary Jane in a ploy to lure Spider-Man into a trap. Peter's powers return, and he dons his costume and engages Doc Ock in battle, culminating with the insane scientist forcing Spider-Man to rescue a runaway subway train.
Spider-Man manages to stop the train before it can plunge over the end of the track, but at great physical exertion. Weak, he is captured by Doctor Octopus and delivered to Harry Osborn. Harry unmasks Spider-Man and is stunned to discover that his sworn enemy is also his best friend. Peter awakens and convinces Harry to reveal Octavius' whereabouts so he can rescue Mary Jane. Spider-Man finds Doctor Octavius in an abandoned warehouse on a waterfront pier, where he's restarted his fusion experiment. After battling with Doc Ock, Spider-Man manages to stun the villain with an electric shock. Peter then reveals his true identity to Octavius and pleads with him to stop the machine. Returned to his senses and determined to end his doomsday experiment before it causes more harm, Octavius uses his mechanical arms to collapse the floor of the building, successfully drowning the device at the cost of his own life. Mary Jane sees Peter without his mask on, but Peter tells her they can never be together, as he will always have enemies. Mary Jane, meanwhile, leaves her wedding and tells Peter she wants to be with him despite the risk. After they kiss, the police sirens are heard and Mary Jane encourages Peter to go fight for justice.
- "It's me! Peter Parker! Your friendly neighborhood... You know."
- ―Peter Parker[src]
One year later, Peter has just begun to feel secure in his life and plans to propose to Mary Jane. Peter attends Mary Jane's new broadway show. As he is leaving the show, he sees Harry and runs up to him, trying to tell him his side of the story. Harry, however, refuses to hear him out.
Peter goes backstage to catch up with Mary Jane before they go on a date in a park. Peter spins a hammock made of spider webs and the couple lie on it while star-gazing. As they lean in for a kiss, behind them is a meteorite that crashes nearby. Unknown to them, the meteorite was carrying an alien symbiote, which oozes out and attaches itself to Peter's moped as the couple drives off.
After dropping off Mary Jane, Peter goes to his Aunt May's apartment and tells her of his plan to propose to Mary Jane. Aunt May teaches Peter that he needs to put Mary Jane before himself, and Peter convinces himself he can do it. Aunt May then tells Peter the story of how his Uncle Ben proposed to her and tells him to make his proposal very special to Mary Jane. She hands Peter her wedding ring as a gift to Mary Jane.
While driving back to his apartment, Peter is whisked off his moped by a masked figure on a hoverboard. The masked figure knocks Peter into a wall and reveals himself as Harry, or the New Goblin. A fight between the two ensues through the streets of New York, with Peter nearly losing the ring in the process. In the end, Harry is knocked out in an alleyway and Peter brings him to a hospital. Peter then watches as doctors try to revive Harry.
The next day, Peter is told that Harry will be okay and is led to Harry's ward. Peter finds out that Harry had lost his memory and the two are able to get along just like the old days. Later, Mary Jane arrives, but she and Peter are soon asked to leave. Harry then tells Peter that he would give his life for him and Mary Jane.
Peter returns to his apartment and admires the ring he is going to give Mary Jane. Just then, Mary Jane knocks on the door. Peter welcomes her in and she enters, quite flustered. She then reads out a negative review on her performance. Peter tries to use his experiences as Spider-Man to comfort her, but he just makes her even more upset.
Peter's illegal police band monitor goes off, reporting an out-of-control crane in midtown. Peter gives Mary Jane a sympathetic look, quickly changes into his costume and swings off. Spider-Man arrives just in time to save Gwen Stacy from falling to her death. Eddie Brock, Gwen's alleged boyfriend, approaches Spider-Man and tells him that he is the new photographer of Spider-Man. Spider-Man, annoyed with Brock, swings off to deliver photos to the editor of the Daily Bugle.
When he arrives, he sees Brock has arrived first, and J. Jonah Jameson chooses Brock's photos over Peter's. Jameson then tells the two of them that he will offer them a staff job if they get pictures of Spider-Man committing a crime. Peter tells Brock that he doesn't have a chance of getting that kind of photo and goes to Times Square.
At Times Square, Peter sees a sign saying Spider-Man is to receive the Key to the City. Peter then goes to pick up Harry and bring him to his penthouse apartment, where they hang out for a while. Peter gives Harry his old basketball and throws it to him in the living room, knocking over a vase. Harry effortlessly catches both the ball and the vase, causing Peter to worry that Harry will regain his memory. Spider-Man swings over to Mary Jane's theatre and receives a round of applause by townspeople. However, unknown to him causes a recently fired Mary Jane to storm off, frustrated and upset.
The next day, during a festival honoring Spider-Man for saving Gwen Stacy's life, Peter bumps into Mary Jane who encourages him. Spider-Man then swings in and does a few small stunts on stage. He drops down and suspends himself at head level with Gwen Stacy, upside down. He tells her to kiss him and the pair do, in nearly the same way Spider-Man and Mary Jane did before.
Suddenly, a cloud of sand flies in, disrupting the ceremony, and Spider-Man goes to investigate. Spider-Man then sees the cloud of dust from Sandman who attempts to rob an armored car. Spider-Man goes in the car and tries to punch Sandman, but his hand goes straight through his stomach. Sandman punches him out of the car, but Spider-Man swings back to continue the fight. Sandman retreats and Spider-Man find out that the armored car is about to crash into a large vehicle. Spider-Man quickly saves the two drivers and jumps out. However, Sandman is nowhere to be seen.
Captain Stacy later informs Peter and Aunt May that Marko is the one who killed Uncle Ben, and a vengeful Peter waits for Marko to strike again. The symbiote bonds with his costume while he is asleep; Peter discovers that not only has his costume changed, but his powers have been enhanced as well. The black suit also alters Peter's personality, making him more violent and spiteful, exemplified by a near lethal attack on Sandman during a battle underground.
The shift in Peter's personality alienates Mary Jane, whose stage career is floundering, and she finds solace with Harry. Harry recovers from his amnesia from his dead father who wants Harry to avenge him and wants him to attack Peter's heart by forcing MJ to break up with Peter. After Mary Jane leaves Peter, stating she is in love with another man, Harry meets him at a restaurant and claims to be the other man. Later, Peter finds him at the Osborn mansion. With the help of the black suit, Peter is victorious in a brutal fight, which leaves Harry's face disfigured. Influenced by the suit, Peter exposes and humiliates Eddie Brock, Jr., a rival freelance photographer, who has sold fake pictures to the Daily Bugle supposedly showing Spider-Man to be a criminal.
In an effort to make MJ jealous, Peter brings Gwen to the nightclub where Mary Jane works. Peter gets into a fight with the club's bouncers and knocks MJ to the floor. Peter realizes the symbiote-suit is changing him for the worse. He runs out of the nightclub and goes to a church bell tower to get rid of it. Initially, he is unable to pull the suit off, but the sound of the church bell weakens the symbiote, enabling Peter to break free. Eddie Brock is at the same church praying for Peter's death when the symbiote falls from the tower and takes over his body. The newly-empowered Eddie finds Sandman and suggests that they join forces to destroy Spider-Man.
The pair use Mary Jane as bait to force Spider-Man to confront them. Peter approaches Harry for help but is turned down. However, Harry learns the truth about his father's death from his butler Bernard and arrives in time to rescue Peter, teaming up against Eddie and Sandman. As the fight progresses, Eddie attempts to impale Peter with the glider, but Harry sacrifices himself and is fatally wounded. Peter recalls how the church bell's toll weakened the symbiote and frees Eddie from it by clanging several pipes together. Peter throws a pumpkin bomb at the symbiote just as Eddie attempts to rebond with it, killing him and destroying the symbiote.
After the battle, Marko tells Peter that he had no intention of killing Uncle Ben and that it was an accident, born out of a desperate attempt to save his daughter's life. Peter forgives Marko, who dissipates and floats away. Peter and Harry forgive each other before Harry dies with Mary Jane and Peter at his side.
Peter, along with Mary Jane, Aunt May and several others attend Harry's funeral. Later, at the jazz club, Peter and Mary Jane renew their relationship and share a dance together.
Peter as Spider-Man, is proven to be a brave and righteous hero with an indomitable sense of justice and responsibility. Since the death of his wise and beloved uncle, Ben Parker, Peter's vow of responsibility had led him to a path of heroism and humanitarian.
To those in the Authorities, Peter (under the persona of Spider-Man) was seen as an outlaw and vigilante, someone just as dangerous as those he brought in. Over the years, he gradually became respected by the authorities, those are the NYPD and NYFD, as well as the citizens of New York City, despite J. Jonah Jameson considering him as a masked menace.
Peter is individualistic as he works by himself, this was caused when he was a social outcast in his youth. This had gradually lessened when he became best friends with Harry Osborn and then the boyfriend of Mary Jane Watson.
Peter has a sense of humor, and often cracks jokes as Spider-Man, such as fighting Bonesaw McGraw, making a joke to insult him and his wrestling uniform, and when fighting supervilains, such as Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, and Sandman.
Peter was originally shy and awkward towards his life-long crush, Mary Jane, as he had a hard time talking to her and making conversations with her. Since he didn't want her to get hurt by his enemies, he wanted to be friends with her, but after Mary Jane discovers his superhero identity, she decides to be with him no matter what risks can be caused.
However, under the influence of the symbiote, Peter's good nature was corrupted, becoming arrogant, angry, rude, and even more sarcastic, he also gained a vengeful streak, violently lashing out at those who had hurt him, such as Harry and Eddie Brock, who had admittedly worked against him, Peter relished in getting vengeance on them, even making quips as he always had, but with no friendly inflection, he also began acting foolishly in public, dancing and overall making dramatic displays to garner attention, soon, this came to a head when he took Gwen Stacy to a night club but had only brought her to humiliate Mary Jane after she left, Peter confronted Mary Jane, angry at her recent treatment of him, and when asked to leave by the bouncer, viciously attacked him, and unintentionally backhanded Mary Jane. Horrified at having to hurt her, Peter's true nature broke the Symbiote's hold on him, and in remorse, he instantly attempted to separate himself from it.
Peter displays a caring and sympathetic side when he decided it is time to mend his relationship with Mary Jane, after their relationship was worsened; due to the symbiote controlling Peter, and Mary Jane returned his affection and reconciled with him.
Powers and Abilities
- Spider Physiology: Due to being bitten by a genetically modified "super" spider, Spider-Man possesses the proportionate powers of a spider; such as superhuman strength, durability, endurance, speed, agility, reflexes, equilibrium, stamina, senses, etc. He can also cling to solid surfaces, produce organic webbing, and has a "spider-sense" which alerts him to danger.
- Superhuman Strength: Possessing the proportionate strength of a spider, Spider-Man is much stronger than normal humans and most other superhumans. He is able to overpower a group of thugs relatively easily, and his kicks and punches can send normal humans flying. Spider-Man can lift objects that weigh up to 20 tons with little to no effort at all. He was also able to stop a train from plummeting off it's tracks.
- Superhuman Durability: Spider-Man is far more durable than normal humans and most other superhumans. He can withstand great impacts; such as falling from a height of several stories or being hit by opponents with superhuman strength, that would have severely injured or kill a normal human.
- Superhuman Endurance: Spider-Man's endurance is far more greatly developed than normal humans and most other superhumans. He took an incredibly powerful blow from New Goblin's glider and Sandman's superhuman strength without any signs of fatigue or pain. He even survived powerful blows from Venom and a gigantic Sandman before coming close to dying out.
- Superhuman Speed: Possessing the proportionate speed of a spider, Spider-Man is much faster than normal humans and most other superhumans. He is able to catch up to or outrun speeding vehicles relatively easily and moves too fast for the eye to see. Spider-Man can land several hits on normal humans before they can even get even one hit on him. Spider-Man is also capable of outrunning the Goblin Gliders.
- Superhuman Agility: Possessing the proportionate agility of a spider, Spider-Man is far more agile than normal humans and most other superhumans. He is able to perform acrobatic and gymnastic moves such as swinging from webbing around New York.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Spider-Man's reflexes are much faster than normal humans and most other superhumans. He can dodge or counter any attack; such as gunfire, even at point-blank range. Spider-Man's spider-sense allows him to preempt danger before it happens; which helps him to react in advance.
- Superhuman Flexibility: Possessing the proportionate flexibility of a spider, Spider-Man is far more flexible than normal humans and most other superhumans. He is so flexible to the point; that he does not need to exercise or train his body in anyway.
- Superhuman Equilibrium: Spider-Man's equilibrium is far more greatly developed than normal humans and most other superhumans. He is able to balance perfectly on any object, either small or narrow with ease.
- Superhuman Jumping/Leaping: Possessing the proportionate jumping and leaping of a spider, Spider-Man can jump much higher, and leap further than normal humans and must other superhumans.
- Superhuman Stamina: Spider-Man possesses far more stamina than normal humans and most other superhumans; allowing him to remain physically active for long periods of time.
- Superhuman Senses: Spider-Man's senses are far more greatly developed than normal humans and most other superhumans; he no longer needs his glasses after the spider's bite. He is also able to sense, hear and see objects near to him much like any spider would.
- Night Vision: Due to Spider-Man's superhuman senses; he can see clearly in the dark.
- Spider-Sense: Spider-Man possesses precognitive danger senses, as he is able to quickly dodge any form of attacks just after sensing them. He sensed Green Goblin's presence before he even physically appeared. He was even able to sense the glider getting ready to kill him and dodged it even without looking at all. When New Goblin attacked him, he sensed his presence.
- Accelerated Healing Factor: Spider-Man's metabolism allows him to heal much faster, more extensively, and efficiently than normal humans and most other superhumans; his eyesight completely healed overnight. All extensive cuts he received from his battles heal in matter of hours without any scars.
- Superhuman Immunity: Due to Spider-Man's accelerated healing factor; he is immune to most, if not all types of diseases, illnesses, sickness, drugs, poisons, toxins, radiation, disorders, disabilities, etc.
- Web Generation: Spider-Man can generate, create and project organic silk webbing from glands inside his forearms.
- Wall-Crawling: Spider-Man is able to stick or grip onto any surface; much like any spider would; by using his fingertips and feet.
- Indomitable Will: Spider-Man has a strong force of will; completely free from evil and temptation. Ever since he started his superhero career, he has learned to balance his double life as a superhero and college student.
- Genius-Level Intellect: Peter is a very intelligent individual. He is an expert in all kinds of science. Peter goes from a science whiz in high school to a laboratory assistant of Dr. Curt Connors and a brilliant Columbia University physics student who is at the top of his class.
- Science Major: Peter's knowledge of science has impressed the likes of Norman Osborn, Otto Octavius, and Dr. Connors. He has shown himself to be knowledgeable in mechanics, quantum mechanics, photonics, nuclear fusion, acoustics, and nanotechnology.
- Skilled Photographer: Peter is a very skilled photographer.
- Master Acrobat: Due to Spider-Man's superhuman agility, reflexes, and strength, he is an excellent acrobat and gymnast; as he is skilled in all kinds of acrobatics and gymnastics as he uses these to dodge gunfire.
- Expert Combatant: Peter has become a highly skilled fighter during his vigilantism career. His fighting style resembles a combination of several fighting styles, such as boxing, wing chun, karate, taekwondo, capoeira, judo, krav maga, muay thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and professional wresting. he has a proclivity for incorporating his elevated physical strength, outstanding agility, and athleticism and webs into his unique style of combat, all aided by his early awereness of danger. Peter has defeated criminals, Flash Thompson, Bonesaw McGraw, Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, New Goblin, Sandman, and Venom. In battle, Peter tends to punch opponents, as seen with Flash, Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, and Sandman.
- Expert Marksman: Peter is also highly accurate when he projects his webbing, He usually shoots to blind, silence, or restrain opponents in battle or in stealth.
- Limited Durability: Although Spider-Man is incredibly durable, he does have his limits. Objects, weapons or other superhumans with enough force can injure him.
- Limited Endurance: Although Spider-Man has incredible endurance, he does have his limits. When he stopped a train from plummeting off it's tracks; the strain of doing so was painful to the point; that it knocked him out.
- Emotional State: If Spider-Man becomes too emotionally stressed; he will temporarily lose his super-powers, which will revert him back to his normal state; which was prior to Spider-Man being bitten by a genetically modified "super" spider.
- Ethyl Chloride: Perhaps as a side effect of Spider-Man gaining his powers, he is susceptible to the pesticide ethyl chloride.
- Venom: Due to the fact that Venom was previously bonded to Spider-Man; his spider-sense does not consider it a threat; as Spider-Man was unable to sense Venom when it attacked him.
- Spider-Man Suit: Peter wears a suit as his superhero alter-ego, Spider-Man, to hide his identity from his enemies, when he goes out fighting crime. Peter originally wore a wrestling suit, but after the death of his uncle, Ben Parker, he now wears a skin-tight red and blue suit that is based on an arachnid. He has spare suits if the others get damaged during his battles with several supervillains.
- Venom - Sentient suit turned enemy, attempted killer and victim; deceased.
- Ben Parker - Uncle and adopted father; deceased.
- May Parker - Aunt and adopted mother.
- Harry Osborn/New Goblin - Best friend, brother figure and ally turned temporary enemy and attempted killer, turned best friend, brother figure and ally again; deceased.
- J. Jonah Jameson - Boss; harsh critic of his alter-ego, Spider-Man.
- Betty Brant - Co-worker and friend.
- Mary Jane Watson - Girlfriend.
- Aziz - Former employer.
- Gwen Stacy - Friend, classmate, and brief Love interest.
- Curt Connors - Professor and ally.
- Bonesaw McGraw - Opponent.
- Dennis Carradine - an Enemy, attempted killer and accidental victim; deceased.
- Norman Osborn/Green Goblin - Friend and second father figure turned Archenemy and attempted killer; deceased.
- Ditkovich - Landlord.
- Ursula Ditkovich - Friend.
- Otto Octavius/Dr. Octopus - Idol, and mentor turned Archenemy, turned ally; deceased.
- Flint Marko/Sandman - Former enemy.
- Eddie Brock/Venom - Rival turned Archenemy, attempted killer and accidental victim; deceased.
- Earth-96283 (3 films)
Behind the scenes
- In the comics, Spider-Man used mechanical web-shooters with artificial webbing he designed himself; unlike in the film, Spider-Man who had the ability to shoot webbing. This change was due to Sam Raimi's decision of making it more realistic since a high schooler could not have created something government scientists could not.
- Unlike the comics version, Raimi's Spider-Man suit has a raised web pattern.
- Tobey Maguire had to have his Spider-Man outfit slightly remodeled as the original design had not made any allowances for when the actor needed a bathroom break. A vent was added to enable him to perform without having to take the entire costume off.
- Leonardo DiCaprio, Freddie Prinze Jr, Chris Klein, Josh Hartnett, Jude Law, Wes Bentley, Heath Ledger, Topher Grace, Ewan McGregor, Chris O'Donnell, Colin Farrell, Scott Speedman, Joe Manganiello, Jay Rodan and James Franco respectively were all considered for the role; before Maguire was cast.
- After the film's release, the comics version of Spider-Man went through a change where he underwent a further mutation which also gave him the ability to shoot his own natural webbing where he no longer needed his web-shooters similar to the movie.
- However, when the comic book writers decided to retcon his marriage to Mary Jane and restore the classic Spider-Man image, the events of this mutation were also retconned as well, restoring Spider-Man to his web-shooters.
- Tobey Maguire said he had never read a Spider-Man comic book but took the role because he liked the script.
- Before filming of Spider-Man 2, Tobey Maguire injured his back during the filming of Seabiscuit, putting his role as Spider-Man at risk. As a result, Jake Gyllenhaal was considered as a replacement for Peter in the movie. However, Maguire was able to recover in time for filming, maintaining his role. Funnily enough, Gyllenhaal played Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Promotion, Filming and Concept Art
Promotion, Filming and Concept Art
Promotion, Filming and Concept Art