Spider-Man

Question: What was Tobey Maguire's full process to get Spider-man's body? What was his body and fighting training and food diets? Is there any website where they have it in full writing?

Answer: The following is taken directly from People Magazine May 27, 2002: WORKOUT: Maguire exercised for at least 3.5 hours, six days a week, with his regimen varying "depending on how sore he felt," says Joujon-Roche. Mornings were spent improving his flexibility with yoga and splits, along with building strength through abdominal and lower-body exercises on an oversize ball. "We would just work on each body part until we killed it," Joujon-Roche says. "Then the next day we'd go to another and kill that one." Afternoons were devoted to cardiovascular activities like martial arts and cycling, to burn fat, plus gymnastics. "Tobey did his own flips with that Spider-Man hood on," says Joujon-Roche. "We gave him self-assuredness." DIET: For breakfast Joujon-Roche made the actor, a vegetarian, a "high-protein shake that included nuts, essential oils and vitamins." Lunch, he says, was often "marinated tofu with broccoli and walnuts and dinner a big veggie burger with brown rice." The menu varied with Maguire's output. "If his workout was pure weights," says Joujon-Roche, "he needed protein. If he did cardio, he'd have a shake of all carbs."

Question: What exactly did Mary Jane's father say to her when he was yelling at her at home?

MikeH

Chosen answer: "You're trash! You're always gonna be trash, just like her!" - He says this presumably in reference to Mary Jane's mother.

Question: When Aunt May says to Peter in the hospital, "Everyone else knows", why does Peter suddenly look scared/concerned?

Answer: Remember that Green Goblin (Norman Osborne) just found out that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. Aunt May's comment about everyone knows he loves Mary-Jane concerns him because he now realizes that Green Goblin might find/kidnap Mary-Jane just to lure Spider-Man into a fight. This is the basis for the whole reason he can't be with her, as he would be potentially putting her in harm's way all the time if they got together.

Jazetopher

Question: How did webs come out of his wrist at the beginning in the cafeteria if he didn't do the gesture?

Answer: The gesture isn't to create the web, it's to actually shoot them. As such, if another method of drawing them forth is available, the gesture isn't needed. The fork's managed to get stuck to the exit point for his webs - we see what appears to be a small patch of a weblike substance, so presumably it's slightly sticky. Peter then pulls the fork, and in doing so is pulling the webs out from the spinnerets - so no need for the gesture in this case. When he then webs the tray on the next table, if you look closely, he's doing the correct gesture.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What is JJJ that was mentioned in some mistakes?

Answer: JJJ is J. Jonah Jameson, editor and owner of the Daily Bugle and Peter Parker's boss (as played by J.K. Simmons).

Xofer

Question: Can someone please tell me why Mary Jane was apologising to Aunt May and nobody else, and felt bad about leaving only Aunt May?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Aunt May likely prepared most if not all of the food. Mary Jane felt bad about running out on the dinner knowing all the effort Aunt May put into it.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: What does Jameson mean when he says that he wants a quarter every time someone says the name "Green Goblin"? Is it just a joke?

Answer: Well, sort of. What he means is that, as he came up with the name "Green Goblin", he should be allowed to trademark it and have people pay him for using it.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: How on earth did Peter create his Spider-man costumes?

Answer: He makes them himself in every other version. Its not outside the realms of possibility he made them in this one too. In the comics it says Aunt May taught him to sew.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Question: When they are having thanksgiving at Harry's and Peter's apartment, why does Norman get up and leave so quickly?What has come to his attention?

Answer: Seeing the cut on Peter's arm makes him realise that Peter is Spider-Man, as Spider-Man was injured in the same area earlier. He leaves either to stop himself losing control and/or to plan his next moves.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Answer: The final part of the prayer is "deliver us from evil, " so by making her say that part he is taunting her because evil is about to abduct her.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: Like Norman, Peter came in late to the thanksgiving dinner and Peter had a wound at the same spot Norman wounded Spiderman.

lionhead

Answer: When Green Goblin and Spider-Man are fighting during the apartment fire, Goblin is able to cut Spider-Man on the arm. Later, after the fight, when meeting for Thanksgiving dinner, Norman sees Peter has a cut on his arm in the same spot as Spider-Man.

Bishop73

Question: Two questions about the scene in which the Green Goblin comes to JJ Jameson's office: 1) Why does JJJ cover for Parker and say that the photos of Spider-man come in the mail? I would expect him to protect himself before Peter. 2) The Green Goblin says "Jameson, you slime." As Norman Osborne, does he have a prior conflict with Jameson?

Answer: He might be a bad boss but not so bad he willingly gives up his employees to homicidal maniacs. JJJ is probably known to a lot of people as a slime, considering how he runs his paper. Osborne has probably been featured many times in it.

lionhead

Answer: Aside from a couple cuts and what appears to be a sprained wrist, she looks relatively unscathed, so he probably just hovered around her for a short while to terrify her. His goal is to make Spider-Man realise that he knows his secret identity, so he wouldn't risk any major bodily harm to Aunt May, as that could potentially kill her.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: What did Jameson mean when he said to Hoffman "I'll give you ten percent off. Ah, make it five percent?" What's Hoffman getting a percentage off of?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Jameson is referring to giving Conway's department store a discount for moving their advertising in the "Daily Bugle" from page 6 to page 7...then page 8, in order to accommodate a story about Spiderman on the front page ("with a decent picture this time!"). He's telling Hoffman to give them a discount to appease the major client. But, in a moment of poking fun at Jameson's cheapskate tendencies, he immediately changes the offer from a discount of 10% to 5%.

Michael Albert

Question: When Uncle Ben says to Peter "hey Michelangelo, don't forget we're painting the kitchen later", Peter says "sure thing, don't start without me" and Uncle Ben says "and don't start up with me", can anyone please tell me what "don't start up with me" means?

dan coakley..

Question: Wasn't it suspicious that right after a wrestler in red and blue tights appears in a wrestling match with the name 'Spider-Man', that a superhero in red and blue tights appears in new york with the name 'Spider-Man'?

Answer: The guy who was wrestling decided to go into superheroing. Not suspicious at all. Peter never signed a contract or told anyone his name, so the 3 or 4 people who saw him without a mask would just remember "some kid."

Captain Defenestrator

Also don't forget one of these witnesses died. After him you only have the cop and the robbed guy who knew his face. Old people forget kinda quickly.

Question: If Norman Osborn owns Oscorp, why is it that the board members decide that the company is going to be sold? Shouldn't it be Norman's decision?

Answer: No, that doesn't always follow. Osborn founded Oscorp, but that doesn't mean that he has sole control over the company. Presumably at some point in the past he's had to bring in outside investors, who have taken up seats on the board and have a degree of control over the company. If the directors, working together, possess a greater share of the company than Osborn himself does, then they can overrule him completely.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What's the deal with Mary Jane's father?

Answer: He's an angry drunk. He's verbally, if not physically abusive to his family. He doesn't appear in many Spider-Man issues, but even in those he was a drunk and abusive, most likely due to his failed writing career. (Mary Jane's parents divorce in the comics).

Bishop73

Question: In the scene after Peter has been exploring his powers for the first time and is back home late, why is the note his Aunt and Uncle left him addressed to 'Michelangelo'?

Answer: It is a reference to earlier, when Uncle Ben reminds Peter about his promise to help paint the kitchen he calls him Michelangelo - as in the famous painter. So when Peter returns home late he had broken his promise, and the "Michelangelo" in the note is meant to remind him of it.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Does Peter know that Norman is the Goblin before he takes his helmet off near the end of the movie?

Answer: It doesn't appear so, no. While he knows that Norman has been acting a little weirdly, it's a big leap from there to suspecting that Norman is the Goblin.

Tailkinker Premium member

Answer: From his initial reaction I'd say not - he was shocked that the green goblin was indeed Norman Osborne after all he'd been fighting he's best friends father all along, so his look of confusion is understandable.

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Continuity mistake: When Peter shoots his web at his bedroom lamp and pulls it across the room, it smashes against the wall and breaks. But when Aunt May is talking to Peter from the door seconds later, the lamp is back on the dresser in one piece. (00:32:15)

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