Spider-Man 3

New this month Trivia: Venom appears for only 6 minutes in the entire film.

Add time

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.

Add time

Trivia: While taunting Spider-Man about Mary Jane in the final battle scene, Venom says, "How's that sound, tiger?" He says the same line in the 1990s Spider-Man animated series.

Add time

Trivia: Each of the black suits used in the film cost $30,000.

Add time

Trivia: Director Sam Raimi's daughter makes a cameo appearance as the little girl who sells her camera to J. Jonah Jameson near the end.

Add time

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Trivia: At the event where he is given the keys to the city, Spider-Man shouts "Shazam" as he makes his entrance. This is the catchphrase of Captain Marvel in the DC comics, the main rival to the Marvel comic book franchise.

Add time

Trivia: Composer Christopher Young appears as a piano player at Mary Jane Watson's rehearsal scene.

Add time

Trivia: Topher Grace is never referred to as "Venom" once in the entire movie.

Add time

Trivia: A great deal of Flint Marko/Sandman's storyline was edited out of the film by the studio due to the long run-time. One scene early in the film showed that the scientists who accidentally created Sandman were racked with guilt when they discovered they might have activated the machine with a person inside of it. Another scene had Sandman visiting a doctor researching his daughter's rare disease whom he had been corresponding with in prison. Yet another scene showed him following his daughter around in Central Park, and morphing into a giant sandcastle that she plays with. And finally, his daughter was going to appear in the final battle, and would appeal to her father to stop hurting people and living a life of crime to get money, as she accepted that she was going to die no matter what. Her words would be what convinced him to seek forgiveness from Peter for accidentally killing Uncle Ben.

Add time

Trivia: Spider-Man 3 combines all three Raimi brothers. Sam Raimi as the director, Ivan Raimi as one of the writers and Ted Raimi as an actor in the role of Hoffman.

Add time

Trivia: The stunt during the final battle when New Goblin knocks Venom through a wall using his sky stick, was achieved using two Venom stunt doubles and filmed in one shot. The first stunt double crashes through the wall while the next is thrown through the second wall.

Add time

Jedd Jong

Trivia: Reportedly, Kirsten Dunst had recorded so many variations of screams, whimpers and gasps during production of the first two films, she didn't need to record any new ones for this film... the production had a massive library of unused screams from the previous films at their disposal.

Add time

Trivia: Producer Grant Curtis makes a cameo as the armoured car guard who is attacked by Sandman.

Add time

Jedd Jong

Trivia: When Mary Jane is looking through her cell phone, most of the people's names are some of the location managers.

Add time

Trivia: All the webs on the balloons in the scene where Spider-Man gets the key to the city were hand drawn with a Sharpie.

Add time

Brad Premium member

Trivia: The "sand" that is used when actors need to be buried in sand or attacked by Sandman was actually ground corn.

Add time

Jedd Jong

Trivia: The way Brock gets the black suit from Peter in the church is exactly the same way he does in the 90's cartoon TV show.

Add time

oswal13

Trivia: After the release of the film, the studio was keen to make at least two more films, and many of the actors in addition to director Sam Raimi signed contracts for a fourth and fifth installment before it was canceled. Tobey Maguire reportedly had a "play or pay" clause in his contract due to the possible time commitment they would have required, and received a rather substantial upfront payment for the movies despite them eventually being canceled.

Add time

Trivia: The script went through a lot of changes during pre-production. At one point, Sam Raimi and James Franco were working together to hone the character of Harry, and they came up with an alternate version of the story where Harry had become a violent but freewheeling playboy who had a group of super-powered showgirls (called the "Goblets") in his penthouse that he had treated with the performance enhancers and would serve as his lovers/bodyguards. Although both Franco and Raimi found the idea absolutely hilarious, it was quickly cut for obviously being way too far over-the-top.

Add time

Trivia: The only entry in the trilogy with a score not composed by Danny Elfman. Elfman and director Sam Raimi had a lot of conflicts during production of "Spider-Man 2", and had a falling out. Elfman and Raimi eventually settled their differences and have since started working together again, including notably on the film "Oz: The Great and Powerful."

Add time

Trivia: The photographer shooting Gwen Stacey (Bryce Dallas Howard) during the crane scene is reportedly also a magician and had previously performed magic tricks at one of Bryce Dallas Howard's birthdays when she was a child. She was pleasantly surprised when she got to set and discovered she had met him years prior.

Add time

Trivia: Footage from an early costume test revealed that at one point, the black Spider-Man suit was going to look exactly as it did in the comics. (Smooth black with a massive white Spider-Symbol) This idea was dropped, however, as it made more sense for it to emulate the original Spider-Man suit to which it bonded.

Add time

Trivia: In Harry's lab, notice that one of the masks in the background is a golden color. This is a subtle nod to the villain "Hobgoblin", who looks extremely similar to the "Green Goblin", except his costume is predominately a yellow color.

Add time

Trivia: Much of Peter's arrogance, growing violent side and showing-off in the film was in a different context in the original script. In the original script, he was starting to become comfortable now that Spider-Man was "accepted" and idolized by the public, and because his private life was doing well. He would then become arrogant as a result of this fame and adoration, as it got to his head and he begins developing a superiority complex. (Director Sam Raimi stated he was intended to be giving in to the "sin of pride.") Ultimately, he would learn humility by nearly losing MJ and losing his best friend Harry. When the studio forced Sam Raimi to add Venom into the script late in the writing process, these scenes had to be restructured at the last minute to be the result of the symbiote.

Add time

Trivia: Filming in New York City cost the production $1 million per day. This is part of the reason the budget got somewhat out of control.

Add time

Trivia: A number of characters and plot-points present in the final film were not in Sam Raimi's original script. Eddie Brock/Venom was not supposed to be in the film at all (as Raimi wasn't a fan of the character and felt he wouldn't know how to portray him properly) and secondary characters like Gwen Stacey and several others were also not present. The studio forced Raimi to add them to the script late in the writing process (and also forced Raimi to eject other characters he had planned on using) to try and capitalize on their success with fans, causing Raimi and his co-writers to have to scramble to restructure the film to fit them in. This is a large part of the reason for the shaky pacing and structure of the film.

Add time

Trivia: If you look closely, Peter has the photo he took of MJ at the start of the first film in his apartment.

Add time

Join the mailing list

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.