Spider-Man 3

Question: What was wrong with Marco Flint's daughter? She is laying in bed and is connected to oxygen and numerous bottles of prescription drugs are and she is also seen leaning on a crutch. I have always been curious as to what was wrong with her to begin with. Does anyone know?

Answer: It's never revealed other than a terminal illness. Her character doesn't exist in the comics, so there's nothing to reference either.

Bishop73

Question: How did Eddie find out about Peter and Mary Jane's relationship? He never saw them together and, when he kidnapped her, she and Peter were somewhat estranged.

Answer: The symbiote, traditionally, knows all of Peter's secrets including his identity. This is how Eddie knows who he is, as well as his relationship with Mary Jane.

Rob245

Question: Was Spider-Man's identity ever made public at the end of this movie? He was without his mask several times during the final battle and there were a lot of cameras, so...?

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: There's no evidence to suggest that his identity was compromised at any point.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Is there going to be a Spider-Man 4? And if so, who would be the villain?

Answer: At one point in time, Sony was set to make "Spider-Man 4" with director Sam Raimi and stars Tobey MacGuire and Kirsten Dunst. However, Raimi was unable to find a script he was satisfied with after many months of working with different writers, and he was having issues with the studio attempting to force the film into a 2011 release date, which he felt wouldn't give him the time he needed to make a quality film. Thus, he and the actors dropped out and the studio instead opted to go ahead with a reboot, in the form of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Question: This applies to all 3 films. Wouldn't someone eventually see Spiderman coming out of Peter Parker's apartment and put 2 and 2 together? Doesn't this seem just a bit careless on Peter's part?

dablues7

Chosen answer: Answered in the comics: Peter's Spider-Sense tells him if someone is looking when he's about to enter/exit the apartment as Spider-Man.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Why doesn't Aunt May say something to Peter after he tells her that Spider-Man killed Sandman? It was heavily hinted that Aunt May knows Peter is Spider-Man after the hero speech she gave him in the second movie. Wouldn't she be shocked or question him about killing Sandman?

Answer: Well she does express surprise when Peter says Spider-Man killed Marko, stating that "Spider-Man doesn't kill." She then asks Peter what happened. Peter is obviously flustered by this response and asks why Aunt May isn't happy that Marko is dead. Aunt May then gives him a speech about how revenge is like a poison that destroys you and that Uncle Ben wouldn't be happy about Marko's death. So I wouldn't say she doesn't say anything to Peter, she seems to say exactly what he needed to hear.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: If Venom knew everything Peter knew while he wore the black suit (symbiote), why didn't he try to recruit Harry (The New Goblin) into him and Sandman's alliance against Spider-Man? He obviously knew Harry did not like Peter based on their second fight which consisted of Peter wearing the black suit.

Answer: Well, Peter did sort-of hurl a grenade into Harry's face, which puts him at a disadvantage. Why recruit someone whose already been badly injured and thus possibly more a liability than a help? Plus, it's likely that Venom saw Harry (who is still a person, albeit enhanced) as being less of a benefit than Sandman or too much of a wildcard given his past with Peter.

Question: This might be explained in the comics, but why does Peter Parker appear to be immune to death? He gets repeatedly slammed into walls all the time, and then he is pounded repeatedly by the giant Sandman and lives. I know that spiders are very strong relative to their size, but you can still squish 'em.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Chosen answer: I'm not sure about the comics, but the science behind Spiderman is real. He embodies all the characteristics of a real spider, only amplified by genetic mutations (remember that the spider that bit him was not just any spider) and adjusted to his size. He can still be "squished" just like your standard house spider, although it would take a LOT more power...more than most of his adversaries are able to produce. This is why it took BOTH Sandman and Venom taking turns to wear him down.

Stefanie

Question: When Peter is wearing the black suit at the top of the church bell tower and decides to remove it he has to struggle with it considerably in order to rip it off. So why is he able to easily take it off by will at other times in the film, such as when he stores it in the black suitcase in his closet? If this black "goo" sticks to its host at all times, he would have had the same level of difficulty trying to remove it then, no?

Answer: The suit has a will of its own. It didn't resist before because Peter took it off normally. Now Peter was taking it off because he didn't want it. The suit sensed that, and resisted.

K.C. Sierra

Question: When Eddie was running back to the Symbiote, why didn't Peter just web pull him back? He was able to web pull Aunt May back when she was falling from the building during the bank robbery scene of "Spider-Man 2."

Answer: Not enough time.

MasterOfAll

Question: When Peter and Harry were fighting while Peter was wearing the black suit and threw a pumpkin bomb at Harry's face, how did Peter know that pumpkin bomb wouldn't kill Harry? I know Harry had enhanced powers and all. But what if the pumpkin bomb was strong enough to kill Harry? would Peter will be willing to kill him if he was giving the chance due to the influence of the black suit?

Answer: The symbiote had clouded his judgement to the point he no longer worried about killing. He wouldn't likely directly kill Harry, but didn't hesitate to throw the lethal weapon back toward Harry, viewing it as self defense.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why would Flash Thompson of all people attend Harry's funeral? He bullied Peter and Harry in the first movie.

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: It had been a few years since they were in high school. Perhaps Flash had matured since then and realised his behaviour towards them was wrong, so he came to pay his respects.

Casual Person

This is true to the comics. Eventually Flash matures and becomes close friends with both Peter and Harry.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Can someone please tell me why they made Harry die towards the end of the film? Was the actor, James Franco not willing to do a fourth movie?

Answer: It seems to have more to do with Harry Osborn dying in the Spider-Man comics, albeit with a different scenario and different manner of death. Although in the comics, Harry and Peter seem to reconcile and Harry helps Peter save Mary Jane.

Question: What did Venom mean when he told Spider-Man "never wound, but you can't kill"?

Answer: He actually says "Never wound what you can't kill." Basically he means "You can't beat me, so don't even try."

Phaneron Premium member

Question: *spoiler warning* How powerful are the pumpkin bombs? When Peter uses one on Harry at the end of their fight in the lair, it detonates right next to his head, but Harry later comes back with nothing but burn scars on the side of his face. At the end of the film, though, the pumpkin bomb used on Venom completely incinerates Eddie Brock and leaves nothing behind but a small flaming strand of the symbiote.

Answer: 1) There are different kinds of pumpkin bombs, each of varying strength and purpose. Harry would have thrown a weaker one at Peter since they were in the same room. And 2) The symbiote is especially sucseptible to fire. It's one of its two weaknesses. Sound being the other. The bomb Peter threw at the end was the same type that Norman threw at the executives during the World Unity Festival in the first Spider-Man, which is why it skeletonized Eddie.

Phixius Premium member

Question: How did Eddie Brock know that Flint Marko would want Spiderman dead? They did not meet before, not even at the bank robbery scene because Flint went down the sewers first. Plus, how did Venom find him so easily?

Answer: Venom knows everything Spider-Man knew while he had the black suit. So he knows that Spider-Man and Sandman are enemies. It was more of an assumption on Venom's part that Sandman would want Spider-Man dead. We're never really shown exactly how long Venom was looking for Sandman. At any rate, Venom can move through the city at least as quickly as Spider-Man can. It wouldn't have taken him so long to hunt Sandman down.

Phixius Premium member

Question: When Harry confronts Peter as The New Goblin for the first time while trying to avenge his father, was he planning to kill Peter, or just torture him by toying around with him in a terrible way?

Answer: He was planning on killing him before unmasking him in the previous film, so likely his intention here was to still kill him. He's shown to have used the gas that Norman tested on himself which made him insane and more aggressive, which would suggest Harry would undergo the same changes.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: Harry's intent was to kill Peter because he believed that Peter was responsible for the death of his dad Norman. When Harry tries to knock Peter off a building and even throws pumpkin bombs at him.

Question: Is Harry the New Goblin, Hobgoblin, or Goblin Jr? I've heard all of them used while people talked about Spider-Man 3.

Answer: The "official" full-length title is "New Green Goblin" but he is often referred to on licensed products simply as "New Goblin." In comic book continuity terms, he'd be Green Goblin II.

Phixius Premium member

Question: How is Eddie, as Venom, able to have his mask move on and off his face? Also, how is Harry able to do it too?

Answer: Eddie's suit is an alien symbiote that forms a telepathic bond with its host, much like it did with Spider-Man earlier in the film; it can remove itself from parts of the host at will (such as the face) or change form to take on the appearance of normal clothing, such as a jacket. Harry's mask has a hinge at the top that allows him to raise and lower it as necessary.

zendaddy621

Question: How come Eddie Brock developed sharp teeth and sort of reptilian eyes when he had the black stuff that turned into a suit, but Peter didn't?

Answer: When Eddie had the suit on, it was "complete". Basically, Venom is what the symbiote wants to be. Because Eddie was filled with rage and hatred, he gladly accepted the suit and this allowed the symbiote to fully take over. Peter Parker gladly accepted the suit as well, but he was not filled with some rage that Eddie was. It would have been a matter of time before the symbiote would have fully taken over Peter.

Spider-Man 3 mistake picture

Factual error: During the fight scene with Sandman in the armored car, the Terminal Tower can be seen in the background, which is a landmark in Cleveland, Ohio (where the scene was shot), not in New York City.

ctown28 Premium member
More mistakes in Spider-Man 3

Harry: Looks like I came just in time.
Spider-man: Yeah, few seconds ago wouldn't have been so bad either.

More quotes from Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3 mistake picture

Trivia: Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, makes a cameo appearance when Peter Parker is reading about Spider-Man getting the key to the city. He is the man that walks up and talks to him.

More trivia for Spider-Man 3

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.