The Amazing Spider-Man

Trivia: Peter Parker falls through a roof and lands in a wrestling ring, where he gets the idea of using a mask, a homage to the original comic and the first Sam Raimi film, where Peter tests his spider powers by entering a wrestling match.

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Trivia: Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance as a librarian at Parker's school wearing large headphones, unaware that Spider-Man and the Lizard are battling at the library behind him. (01:37:25)

Trivia: Reportedly, there were some deleted scenes removed from the final film that would have fleshed out Peter's backstory even more. (Hence the early trailers featuring footage not found in the final film and suggesting it would further elaborate on his past) Rumor has it that these scenes were removed for two reasons- 1) To allow these plot elements to be explored in a sequel and 2) to make the film tonally more similar to the 2002 "Spider-Man" film for distribution and familiarity purposes, due to that film's success and warm reception.

Trivia: Reportedly, early in production at least one producer pushed for the film to be lower-budgeted and focused almost exclusively on the Peter/Gwen romance in order to capitalize on the popularity of young-adult romance films like "Twilight." This idea was (thankfully) dropped.

Trivia: Dr. Ratha's driver is played by Michael Papajohn in a small role. Interestingly, Papajohn also appeared as the carjacker who killed Uncle Ben in the 2002 film "Spider-Man." He and Stan Lee are the only people to appear in both the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb Spider-Man franchises.

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Continuity mistake: When Peter falls through the roof and lands in the wrestling ring, the planks on his body suddenly disappear.

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Peter Parker: We all have secrets: the ones we keep... And the ones that are kept from us.

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Question: Why did Uncle Ben chastise Peter for standing up to Flash? Considering that Flash constantly bullied Peter, shouldn't Ben have been pleased that Peter finally stood up for himself?

Answer: If you're talking about after the dunk scene, Ben didn't see it as Peter standing up for himself. Instead, he says Peter humiliated Flash and then finds out he's the same one that punched Peter earlier. So in Ben's mind, this was retaliation or retribution, which is not OK.

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