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The Spectacular Spiderman
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Directed by

Mattew Vaughn

Produced by

Avi Arad
Rick Heinrichs
Kevin Feige

Screenplay by

J.M Dematteis
Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely

Story by

Michael Bacall

Based on

Spider-Man by
Stan Lee
Steve Ditko


Logan Lerman
Emma Roberts
Aaron Eckhart
Bryan Cranston
Holland Roden
Mark Harmon
Nicholas Hammond
Julianne Moore

Music by

Henry Jackman


Lula Carvalho

Edited by

David Brenner


Marvel Studios

Distributed by

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Release date(s)

April 20,2012 (UK)
May 4,2012 (Rest)

Running time

133 Mintues


United States




245 Million


 The Spectacular Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character  Spider-Man and sharing the title of the character's longest-running comic book of the same name. It is the fourth to portray Spider-Man in film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and a reboot of the film trilogy preceding it by 2002–07 that was distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The film was directed by Mattew Vaughn, written by J.M Dematteis, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and stars Logan Lerman as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Emma Roberts as Gwen Stacy, Aaron Eckhart as Dr. Curtis Connors, Mark Harmon as Captain George Stacy, Holland Roden as Mary Jane Watson, and Bryan Cranston as Norman Osborn along with Nicholas Hammond and Julianne Moore as the uncle and aunt of Peter Parker, Ben Parker and May Parker and Sarah Wayne Callies as Mary Parker and Tobey Magurie who protrayed Spider-Man/Peter Parker in the Rami's Spider-Man series. The film tells the story of Peter Parker, a teenager from New York City who becomes m Spider-Man after being bitten by a genetically altered spider. Parker must stop Dr. Curt Connors as a mutated Lizard from spreading a mutation serum to New York.

Development of the film began with the cancellation of Spider-Man 4 in 2010, ending director Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film series that had starred Tobey Maguire as the titular superhero. Opting to reboot the franchise with the same production team along with James Vanderbilt to stay on with writing the next Spider-Man film while Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves helped with the script as well. During pre-production, the main characters were cast in 2010. New designs were introduced from the comics such as artificial web-shooters However Fox had not allowed Marc Webb to opt on his contract and he was forced to scarp the project and Sony knowing they would not have time to re-launch the project so Sony sold the rights to Marvel Studios who picked up where it left off with new castings and Andrew Garfeild still under Sony Pictures moives could not be part of the of the project dissapointing them.Usinig Red Digital Cinema Camera Company's RED Epic camera, principal photography started in December 2010 in Los Angeles before moving to New York City. The film entered post-production in April 2011. 3ality Technica provided 3D image processing, Sony Imageworks handled CGI  only to help Marvel and Henery Jackson composed the film score.

Marvel Studios built a promotional website, releasing many previews and launched a viral marketing campaign, among other moves and the films first trailer premired after Thor.Tie-ins included a video game by Beenox. The film premiered on May 6 in Tokyo and was released in the United States on May 1 in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D and released in home media in November 2012. Critical reaction was mostly positive, according to review aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic giving the film an editor's choice, and the film was also nominated for several awards. The film was a box office success, grossing over $852 million worldwide, becoming the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2012, and the highest-grossing reboot of all time. The film sequel was released May 2nd,2014 to be directed by Vaughn again along with a third film along

Note:I Love the Webb Flim Series i just wanted to make my own since Spidy is awesome! and Andrew Garfield is the bomb!

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While working on a paper a crying Peter comes in on his farther who helps him with his splinter until a Man with a gun comes in and points it at Richard theartens to kill him and Peter and plans to kill Eddie Brock Sr. and Jr. if he dose not walk out with the files until he is shot in the head by Nick Fury he then tells Richard and Mary to leave Peter at his Aunt and Uncles and they must leave now.

11 years has passed and Peter is Now in high school and is seen as an outcast who his passing his classes as he answers questions without looking up. He is then greeted by Gwen who gives him his science book and startes at her. While at lunch Peter is seen being bullied by  Flash Thompson, Kenneth McFarlneand and Kenneth's girlfriend Liz Allan. Peter angry fights Flash but loses and Mary Jane stops Flash and ends the fight. While walking home Peter and Mary Jane talk and she aplogizes for what Flash did and Peter shrugs it off and ask Mary about her audtion for the school play Footloose and she hopes she gets the role and Peter heads home to Aunt May and Uncle Ben and hides his black eye from them.

While studying Uncle Ben comes in and ask Peter if he could help him cut the grass while doing this Peter ask Ben how his farther was like and Ben tells him he was just like Peter and was extremly Smart. Peter goes back to his room and sees a picture of his parents and shows it to Aunt May and Uncle Ben who tells him that was taken 2 years before they left and gave Peter a bookbag and Peter goes and checks it and sees papers and formulas about his farthers work.He finds out about how his parents died in a airplane crash and how his Farther worked with Dr.Curt Coners,Norman Osborn,Eddie Brock Jr. and Otto Octavius

Peter heads back to school and gets in a arguement with Gwen Stacy over an answer in Science with her winning. After class Allan complments Peter's intellect, jeulous Gwen kisses Peter and tells Allen to back off.Flash is seen at practice with the football team while Peter is walking the team throws footballs at them and he is forced to run home.He is confronted by Aunt May about it but just goes to his room and gets more info about it and sees his old friends dad Eddie Brock.Sr worked with his farther on a project to cure cancer which Peter then can not find more on.

The class gets a trip to OsCorp Industires and are led by Curt Coners and Gwen Stacy as his assasint there Peter and Gwen talk but he then strays away from the students then bumps into another OsCorp employee Otto Octavius who then scolds Peter and finds out who he is and with a dark look says he is as stupid as his farther and Peter gets angry until Octavius scolds him and Peter leaves but sees Otto drop his pass and takes it and continues. Unable to overcome his curiosity, Peter swipes the pass and uses it to gain access to a secret lab where genetically enhanced spiders are being bred. One such spider, which has the combined abilities of several other spiders and enters a room in there he sees a paper labled "OZ" but a Spider bites him in the hand but shrugs it off as nohting and leaves .He also meets Doctor Curt Coners there he tells him about his farther and Conners gives Peter his number since he thinks Peter could help him with something.On the subway ride home, awakening to bystanders on the subway,whom he scuffles with He discovers increased agility, strength, and spider like abilities .At home he discovers the spider that bit him which he stores away.

OsCorp is visited by General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, who inquires about OsCorp's research into a Super Soldier serum. Scientist Mendel Stromm warns that the serum is unstable, so Ross threatens to tear up his military contract with OsCorp. Norman scolds Stromm for making such a comment, then begins to cough violently, revealing his deteriorating health.

That night, he nearly wrecks his aunt's bathroom with his super strength by accidentally breaking things.The next mroing Peter is unable to control his newfound powers and is becoming more aware of his surroundings and sticking to multiple surfaces.The next day, he humiliates Flash in a one-on-one basketball game by repeatedly teasing him to steal the ball and ends up breaking the basketball ring with his slam dunk and Informs Uncle Ben.After school Peter jumps to a building and continues that and when he falls he reaches for the wall and touches it seeing he can stick to surfaces.

Peter decides to go and talk to Dr.Coners about his farther and how he can help Curt with re-growing his arm and gets a call from Uncle Ben and he tells him to make a payment on Aunt May's car since he gave him the money so it won't get towed.After Peter leaves Donlad Menken ask Curt Coners about his progess on Norman Osborn's antidote and he tells him he will work on it with Peter's help.

Peter meets with Gwen again after charming her and buying her flowers,Peter then ask Gwen out and she says yes making Peter exicited. When Peter gets home he is yelled at from Uncle Ben who tells him he forgot about paying May's Car and Aunt May barely got home and in the arguement Uncle Ben tells him about how a real man lives up to his responabilty and that great power comes with great responabilty but Peter questions if he farther was a real man then leaves.Peter is walking and sees MJ with Flash at a house party. While Peter walks int he sees a man running to the back of the house but does not say anything.Peter then sees Flash yell at her and he punches him in the face. Uncle Ben is seen walking to the house but then sees a man with a gun escape from a top window of the house with a gun and money. As soon as Peter and Flash are broken up someone tells Flash that someone stole moeny for Flash's parents vault but as soon as he is done talking they hear a gun shot and everyone sees it is Uncle Ben and Peter breaks down and ask for 911 to be called btu they are not able to revive him and Mary Jane comforts Peter. Peter then comes home in tears and informs Aunt May and the two collapse in tears. A horrified Peter collapses to the floor in tears, realizing that if he had stopped the thief from escaping, he could have saved his uncle's life and Gwen comforts Peter at school and when Flash tries aplogizing to Peter about it he slams him into a locker but frogives Flash. Conners comes by Peter's house and helps Peter go through his uncle's death but also tries to inspire Peter to help him,Peter then hunts after Uncle Ben's killer for 1 month having too leave a grving Aunt May and wears long Chuck Taylor's and a Spider Inspired jacket and finds multiple suspects but after finding a fake Peter sees a person getting robbed with a gun and when he tries stopping him Peter freezes due to the pressure and the crimainl shoots Peter and but Peter is able to chase down the man and knock him out before passing out due to blood loss. Peter wakes up he sees his wound healed and gets home and is slapped by Aunt May for not coming home that night

Peter sees Captain America on the news showing the footage of Captain America fight the Chatari then saving people and sees a photo of a Spider and decides to make a suit and trains to become a viglantie by Balacing himself on skyscapers,Climbing walls, balacing his Powers and is inspired to make web shooters which he is able to make perfect and missing a week of school and he completes his suit and decides to become Spiderman. Curt invites Peter and he and Peter's project works and he inserts the serum into his stump and no results yet but will call Peter when it kicks in. He stops a muger from stealing a woman's child and defeats him. Spiderman humorlessly stops a car theif and escapes from the police. As Spiderman has became famous.Gwne invites Peter and he comes to Dinner with the Stacys and there he gets along well but not with Captain Stacy who dose not like Spiderman the two agure over that fact.Gwen takes Peter up to the roof, where Peter struggles to explain that he is Spider-Man. Unable to find the words, he demonstrates his webbing abilities and dangles upside from the roof, when she unexpectedly kisses him.

Gwen apologizes to a confused Peter. Downstairs, Captain Stacy gets a call about a bank robbery in progress and rushes out to deal with it. Peter's Spider-Sense alerts him to the police cars roaring toward the scene, so he jumps off of the roof in pursuit while a distraught Gwen stares after him. Peter, now in his disguise, arrives at the bank to find a similarly disguised criminal calling himself Shocker attempting to make off with the money from the vault. Peter confronts him, but Shocker blasts him away with a pair of wrist mounted gauntlets. The police arrive and surround Shocker, but Shocker turns to blast Captain Stacy. Peter uses his webs to pull Shocker's arms to the side so the blast inside hits a car. Peter leaps into a nearby subway entrance, dragging Shocker with him. They fall in front of an oncoming train, but Peter fills Shocker's gauntlets with web, causing them to explode and blowing both of them off of the tracks. Shocker slams into a wall and is knocked out. Captain Stacy arrives and arrests Shocker, but Peter vanishes.

The Next moring Curt Conners arm grows back and when Donald Menken comes in gets the formula from him to give to Norman but Curt refuses since the results might be worse and Donald punches him and leaves and tells OsCorp workers to take him to the exucation room to kill him since he is useless but as the put a gun to his head Coners turns into a Lizard and kills the to men and goes after Menken.Peter is working on his webbing and sees on the news a loose Lizard gose to the scene where the Lizard is running rampent in the streets and they fight in Times Squre but the Lizard is about to transform back to Curt Conners and starts heading closer to the Sews by leaping Car to Car to escape and Spider-Man uses his webs to take people out of their cars and Lizard throws two cars at Spider-Man.The Lizard leaps to the next car he is about to hit a car that has a Pregnant Woman and her her daughter in there and Spider-Man lets the car hit him and is able to save the Woman and Daughter and a dazzed Peter then sees the second car lands on a Man shocking Spider-Man and and he sees The Lizard escape and Spider-Man moves the Car off the person and is abel to save him in time and heads into the Sewers and searches for the Lizard and find him but as they fight Lizard stabs Peter and leaves deeper.Peter gets Back home and takes off his mask and get's since angery he could not stop the Lizard.

Peter talks to MJ about his beating on Flash and she forgives him and Peter introduces Gwen to Mary Jane and they become instant friends.Peter tells Gwen that the Lizard is on the loose and he needs to stop him.Norman Osborn stands up and is seen very sick a intern tells him his son Harry has called but declines it and ask if Menken is there yet and he tells him no and Osborn kills the intern with a Pen revaling that was his 8th that week While working late in the lab, Norman is caught injecting himself with the mix by Stormm, who confronts him over how dangerous the results could be. Stromm goes on to tell Norman that Ross is dropping his contract with OsCorp. Norman flies into a rage and strikes Stromm, but due to his increased strength, Stromm is sent flying across the lab and killed.Curt is back to normal and goes and sees his wife and son and gets them packed up to move to London since they are in danger.Peter, while still in his suit, swings into his room and  Mary Jane sees this and she calls Peter and ask where he has been and he starts making up lies and after she hangs up she becomes extremely confused.

Peter meets with Conners and finds out his project ultimately failed and that Spiderman is the key to the perfect cross-speices and Peter sees Lizard skin falling off of Coners skin and when he tries leaving Coners attacks Peter and and turns into the Lizard but Peter escapes through heavly cut he goes to Gwens house. She heals his wound and they kiss while Peter jokes about his wounds. Peter comes home late with wounds and scars and he tries ignoring Aunt May but yells and tells her to go to sleep but she yells at Peter and tells him she can't sleep since Ben's death and he aplogizes.The next day he meets with Gwen at a clock tower and tells her about his parents and she hugs him and he tells her about his scars and that Conners is losing his humanity and he must stop Connors though he does not want to hurt him.Connors is in the Sewer's going crazy talking to himself then Lizard at first Conners is talking in fear until Lizard takes over then says he is supieor then Spider-Man and is an amazing creature.

A sickly Norman summons Peter to his penthouse,He tells him how great his Farther was and then reveals to him his mutation and offers that they team up, hoping to combine Norman's new abilities with Peter's science aptitude. Norman tells Peter that the world's going to change in a matter of hours, but Peter decides to say no since he dosen't see how he would make a difference but Peter realizes that Norman knows who he is and decides to leave. Meken injects the antidote into Osborn and he starts going crazy but puts him in a chamber to control the chemical. Peter arrvies at the School Play of Footloose and tells Gwen about Norman's interactions with him and how he knows he is Spiderman but the Lizard then attacks the school. Peter fights him but is thrown onto the stage and everyone startes running until The Lizard grabs Mary Jane and Party then comes back otu as Spider-Man and they begin fighting all over the stage. The Lizard then cuts Spider-Man along his chest and blood begins dripping and the Lizard is then able to take Peter's blood and escapes but Spider-Ma then chase him down to his sewer. Lizard is seen making a chemical with the blood and sees he is planning to become almost invincible and Lizard drinks alot of the serum but Peter shoots his web at the vaile and breaks it and the Lizard, now very strong, attacks Spider-Ma and then enters the streets. Captain Stacy and his men then shoot at the Lizard but sees that the bullets are not doing a thing and Curt Conners is seen fighting inside his head and then blames Norman Osborn and then heads to OsCorp.

Menken sees this on TV and warns the people of OsCorp to get ready to stop the Lizard. Peter calls Gwen and tells her about The Lizard is doing and Gwen reveals that the Lizard is heading towards OsCorp and he tells her to get out and that he will be their. Gwen then goes to his Conners office and sees the Lizard Serum and begins mixing chemicals. Norman is now recovered and Menken tells him about Peter Parker and all and he remembers about his parents and plans to kill but to find Spiderman and kill him. Lizard arrives at OsCorp and when he breaks the door but gas sprays ont him and Lizard discovers that it is a chemcial to reverse the Lizard effects but due to Lizard's enhanced power it has no effect the Lizard starts killing members.Spider-Man is seen swinging to OsCorp until he sees Cops infront of OsCorp and they shoot at Spider-Man but Peter manuvers them and takes them out. Lizard grabs an intenr and ask where Norman Osborn is and they tell him,that he is in Conners office and Lizard heads towards their.Captian Stacy is following the Lizards trial. Lizard enters his office and sees Gwen Stacy holding a gun with a green tube in the back of it and is about to kill her and Captain Stacy hears Gwen calling the Lizard a monster and Stacy runs faster.The Lizard laughs at Gwen and is about to kill her with his claws but Gwen shoots him and Lizard is hurt by it and Gwen reveals that she mixed the serums and made a real anti-Lizard formualand while the Lizard is losing his power Stacy ask Gwen what she did and she tells him that she beat the Lizard and George is happy until the Lizard stabs him form behind and revals Gwen sees that the effect is taking very long to kick in and The Lizard reveals that his skin is very thick and that he will have enough tim to kill her and Osborn and is about to kill Gwen until Spider-Man swings in and kicks Lizard and they begin fighting and Spider-Man tells Gwen to leave with farther as he webs Stacys wound. Lizard and Spider-Man fight. As the fight escalates Peter tells Coners it's not to late too go back but he says he can't and Spider-Man then sees the Lizard is now half man half Lizard and then takes the tube out out of Gwen's gun and dumps it on Lizard and Lizard is then turned back into Curt Conners. Gwen is carrying her Farther and recalls that on Gwen's first day of Kindergarten he carried her into the school cause she did not want to leave him. Gwen begins crying and tells him to stop talking like that and Stacy then falls and Gwen tries getting him up. Spider-Man then comes and tries helping him but Stacy thanks him for saving Gwen but Spider-Man take soff his mask and Stacy is shocked to see it is Peter and then tells Peter that he is a great kid and hero but tells him that what he is doing almost got Gwen killed and that he does not want to her be in danger like this again and tells him them to break up and Gwen ask her Dad to reverese but he then dies thanking Peter and the two cry together.

However,Peter and Gwen turns  and sees Norman Osborn flying on a hovercraft and he sees him in a costume and when Peter calls him by his name Norman tells him that his name is Green Goblin and Peter and Gwen run in different directions and when Goblin turns to Gwen's dricection Peter shoots hsi web at Goblin and forces him to come his direction and they start fighting.Goblin is able to take down Peter and he gets the uper hand until Peter is able to spin his web and it blocks his vision. The Goblin is losing his power a little bit and Peter is then able to slam Goblin head to the floor and Peter thinks he is done until the Hovercraft attacks Peter but he catches the Hovercraft and is about to Slam it into Norman head until the police arrive and Peter puts on his mask and is able to escspe. He makes it home and hugs Aunt May.

It is revelaed that Curt Conners has been sent to Ravencroft and Norman Osborn is undergoing OsCorp rehab. Peter and Gwen are together at the funreal and she tells Peter that her Dad is wrong and that she feels safer with Peter Parker around her and they comfort each other.The Film ends with Spider-Man swinging around New York City.

The After credits scence shows Iron Man and Fury looking at Peter and saying how they can't let him know about his parents or the Avengers yet.


  • Logan Lerman as Peter Parker/Spider-Man: Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider in high school, and the spider bite caused him to develop abilities powers similar to that of a spider. He was soon able to crawl up walls and sense imminent danger, and eventually even developed his own method of creating webs to swing from. Upon the death of his Uncle Ben, Peter decided that 'With Great Power comes Great Responsibility, and thus became Spider-Man. Always the underdog, Peter is routinely out-manned and out-gunned, but still manages to throw in wise-cracks between punches, and usually comes out on top in the end. 
  • Emma Roberts as Gwen Stacy: Peter Parker met Gwen while they were undergraduates at Empire State University. Initially, Peter's problems as Spider-Man made him ignore her advances, and in return, she felt insulted by his aloofness. Gradually, however, a romance developed. Gwen, a science major, seemed to appreciate Peter's intellectual personality, different from that of jocks like Flash Thompson and preppies like Harry Osborn. She was Peter Parker's first true love. 
  • Aaron Eckhart  as Curt Coners/The Lizard: After losing his arm in an explosion, Dr. Curtis Connors devoted his life to creating a serum to regenerate lost limbs. Using DNA from reptiles, who naturally regrew lost limbs, Connors created a serum he was sure would work. Using himself as the first test subject, Connors injected himself with a dose of the formula, and was ecstatic when his arm began to regenerate. However, the reptilian DNA his serum was based on mixed with, and altered, his own DNA, and turned him into a vicious creature known as The Lizard. 
  • Mark Harmon as Captain Officer Stacy: Captain George Stacy was once a prominent member of the New York Police Department, who lived in Queens New York City, New York with his wife Helen Stacy and daughter Gwendolyn Stacy
  • Bryan Cranston as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin: Although many have taken up this identity, he is the original and most well-known Green Goblin. Originally an amoral industrialist head of Oscorp and Harry Osborn's father, he took a serum which enhanced his physical abilities and intellect but also drove him to insanity. He adopted a Halloween-themed appearance, dressing in a goblin costume, riding on a bat-shaped "Goblin Glider", and using an arsenal of high-tech weapons, notably grenade-like "Pumpkin Bombs", to terrorize New York City. 
  • Holland Roden as Mary Jane Watson: After her mother Madeline left Philip, the Watson women stayed with various relatives. One such relative that MJ was particularly fond of was her Aunt Anna, living in Queens, New York. On the night of Ben Parker's murder, MJ spotted a frantic Peter running into his house with Spider-Man emerging from an upstairs windows only moments later. At this she deduced that Peter Parker and Spider-Man were one and the same. Confused by the emotions set off by the discovery, she chose to keep this information to herself. Dreaming of a career in either Broadway or film, MJ starred in high school productions such as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire and in other various plays and productions. 
  • Walton Goggins as Shocker: Herman Schultz was a career criminal who, after several prison terms for robbery, built a battle suit that sent out shock waves to quickly open safes as well as give himself a one-up on the authorities. The Shocker had the ability to shock his enemies with his hand held vibro-shock units, but because the vibrations were so fierce, he wore a heavily insulated suit. During his first outing as the self-styled "Shocker" he ran into and defeated Spider-Man (albeit the hero was suffering a broken arm at the time) who became Schultz's nemesis. 
  • William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross
  •  Raymond J. Barry as Mendel Stromm
  • Nicholas Hammond as Ben Parker: While Richard and Mary were on assignment, Ben and May took care of Peter. Ben and May had never had children of their own, but after Richard and Mary died, they became Peter’s surrogate parents and raised him as if he were their own son. The teenage Peter, before he gained superhuman powers, was shy and studious, and felt alienated from his fellow high-school students. Ben and May provided him with the love and emotional support he needed, and they were the only two people Peter truly cared for.
  • Julianne Moore  as May Parker:Monica Bellucci as Mary Parker: May and Ben Parker took in their nephew Peter after the death of his parents and raised him. Ben immediately took to the role of the boy's father but May was at first reluctant. She still remembered her parents blaming her own birth for the destruction of their marriage, and she was afraid that Peter might signal the end of her own marriage. In time, however, she warmed up to Peter, who unexpectedly strengthened the couple's marriage. After Ben's death, life became a struggle with money problems and Peter did his best to help.  
  • Colton Haynes as Flash Thompson: He is a star high school football player who mercilessly bullies Peter Parker. On the other hand, he greatly admires Spider-Man, an irony in which the superhero takes some gratification. After graduation, he joins the United States Army and is haunted by his combat experiences, leading to alcoholism. He was entered in, voluntarily into operation Rebirth 2.0 where he was given the Venom symbiot and thus became Agent Venom. 
  • Emma Bell as Liz Allan: Liz Allan was a high school classmate of Peter Parker when they attended Midtown High School together, and a minor love interest of Parker and Flash Thompson. Initially, Peter liked Liz. However, she was Flash Thompson's girlfriend and initially considered Peter Parker something of a loser, even taking part in the general ridicule that Pete endured on a daily basis. She was flighty and rather thoughtless - not outright cruel, but lacking the empathy necessary to detect Peter's good points. At one oint, paradoxically, she developed a crush on Spider-Man, blowing off both Flash Thompson and Peter Parker because she believed the costumed hero would call her. 
  • Jerry Messing as Kenneth McFarlneand 
  • Hugh Laurieas Donald Menken 
  • Sarah Wayne Callies as Mary Parker
  • Tobey Maguire as Richard Parker
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury (Cameo)


Following the release of Spider-Man 3, Sony Pictures Entertainment had announced a May 5, 2011, release date for Sam Raimi's next film in the earlier series. By this time, screenwriters James Vanderbilt, David Lindsay-Abaire and Gary Ross had all written rejected versions of a script and Ziskin's husband Alvin Sargent, who wrote the second and third films, was working on yet another attempt.Raimi wanted John Malkovich to play his next villain.However, on January 11, 2010, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced that rather than continue the earlier saga, they were rebooting the series with a new cast and crew. Industry reports claimed that Raimi had admitted that he could not meet the scheduled release date and retain creative integrity. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Ziskin continued as producers. Arad later explained, "We were working on what we called Spider-Man 4 and it was the same team [as with the first three films]. The problem was we didn't have a story that was strong enough and warranted ... another movie. And Sam Raimi ... realized we [didn't] have a good reason to make another one. And between [him] and Tobey and obviously the studio, we all went into it not feeling good about the next story."Tolmach said one reason to restart the series was that the producers felt the core Spider-Man story was that of a boy becoming a man.Screenwriter Steve Kloves did a polish of Sargent's script, saying he had originally declined the opportunity to do so but relented "as a favor" to the filmmakers."I also really wanted to write for Emma Stone, because I like to write for women and I particularly like Emma," he explained. "So ...I did basically character and dialogue, and that was enjoyable for me. So that was my hand in it. And I did a little plot work, but a lot of the plot was done." He did "a little bit" of dialog for Peter Parker / Spider-Man. Days after announcing Raimi's departure, the studio announced that Webb, whose previous film (500) Days of Summer was his directorial debut, would direct the reboot. Tolmach, now president of Columbia Pictures and Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, said they looked for a director who could give sharp focus to Parker's life.Webb said he "was a little sceptical at first — you feel the presence of those other movies. But then I was like, 'How could I walk away from this? What an opportunity!'"Webb said in the press release announcing him that, "Sam Raimi's virtuoso rendering of Spider-Man is a humbling precedent to follow and build upon. The first three films are beloved for good reason. But I think the Spider-Man mythology transcends not only generations but directors as well. After 7 days Fox did not allow Webb to break contract so Sony decide to sell the rights to Marvel Studios and Andrew Garfeild and Emma Stone were both promised moives with Sony Pictures.D ays after it's buying Marvel had casted Emma Roberts as Gwen Stacy then Bryan Cranston for Norman Osborn.They had announced Mattew Vaugh would direct the film since he had exprinced with the genre saying "This is amazing and this genre is so unique and you are more free here" the same day Logan Lerman confrimed through Twitter he was going to be Spiderman by posting a picture of a younger him holding a spidy toy.


Vaughn felt a responsibility to reinvent Spider-Man.One departure from the preceding trilogy was to have Spider-Man build artificial web-shooters, as the character does in the comics. In February 2011, with the launch of the official website, the title and first official image of Lerman as Spider-Man depicting both his costume and web-shooters for the first time were revealed.Writer Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times was skeptical of the change, feeling that it was too hard to believe that a financially strapped young man could conceive a wrist-worn device that can instantly produce a strand of synthetic webbing and noted "the suit lives up to the challenge of being different from the Sam Raimi films but not too different from the classic suit that stands as one of the great comic-book costumes ever."Vaughn decide to keep the orignal suit through they spent 2 weeks drawing conecpet suits they deicide to keep the orignal since the suit is really i conic btu to modernizite a little bit more. While Vaughn introduced a few elements from Ultimate Spider-Man, he wanted to keep the mainstream version of Gwen Stacy instead of that world's punk rocker. The release of Lizard merchandise designs along with unconfirmed concept art featuring a humanoid-shape with a layer of scales on top instead of a pronounced snout (similar to a dinosaur or crocodile) as in the most recent comics, produced a mixed reaction. Many commenters compared it to other fictional characters instead of his rendering in comics.Russ Fischer of /Film described the character as looking more "Steve Ditko derived" (the character's original artist).Vaughn felt that there are different incarnations of Lizard in the comic book. He felt that he should do it without the snout because he was interested more in human emotions and wanted to keep Rhys' presence in the creature. Webb wanted him to have emotion, have a face and have feeling.He stated "that in a comic book, you just put that thing up there, and you can say, oh, thought bubble, whatever. But when you try to do that and make it look real, it's a different challenge, and I'm creating a movie, I'm not creating a comic book. That was part of the design." Vaughn "wanted to do something that felt more contemporary, and was less based in representing panels from the comics" and focus on spirit over style.


Principal photography began on December 6, 2010, in Los Angeles.The working title was Fiona's Tale.The 90-day shoot included two weeks in New York City, while the bulk of filming occurred in and around Los Angeles, including such locations as the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, St. John Bosco High School's Gym, Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Mid-Wilshire and various locations around South Pasadena, San Pedro and Woodland Hills. Marvel Entertainment spokesman Steve Elzer explained, "[T]here is a comfort level in producing a project of this size and scope on your own backlot ... Basing the film on the lot also makes it easier for producers to interact with Disenys in-house visual effects team, and gives the studios greater control of quality and security." Some location shooting took place in New York City. The Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House served as the exterior for NYPD headquarters, and an apartment house at 15 West 81st Street, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, was used as the exterior for the home of Gwen Stacy and her family. A row of houses on Fuller Place in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Windsor Terrace stood in for the Forest Hills, Queens neighborhood of Ben and May Parker. A web-swinging stunt sequence takes place along the Riverside Drive Viaduct in Harlem. The film was the first Hollywood production to be filmed with the Red Digital Cinema Camera Company's RED Epic camera and was shot in 3-D at 5K resolution.Cinematographer John Schwartzman had this to say about the camera: "Today was Epic, Monday December 6 marks the first day the Red Epic camera was used to shoot a major studio motion picture. I can say for certainty the camera does exist and boy is it ready for primetime, as a matter of fact it's a true game changer." Schwartzman felt that the 3D would have been impossible without it. He said, "I can tell you without these cameras it would be impossible to move a 3D rig in the ways that THIS story demands, if Jim and the crew hadn't made these cameras available to us I don't think we could have shot this movie the way our director envisioned it in 3D."Vaughn wanted cameras small enough to fit on the rigs and swing around very fast, saying that the "RED Epic cameras were the right cameras to do that." Vaughn continued that "you need to shoot it with a level of velocity and 3D cameras can be very large... and so we need those cameras to mount on rigs that could fly to the air and run to the streets in a certain pace. That allowed us to do it."The Spectacular Spider-Man's climax was filmed in a 1:78:1 aspect ratio for its IMax DMR release. On April 2011,Roberts revealed that the cinematography had wrapped and that post-production began in May although some reshooting took place in New York City in November 2011 and in Los Angeles in December 2011.


Vaughn stated that he and the crew wanted to keep the stunts more grounded physically, a challenge for a superhuman character.The stunt performers included the Armstrong family, Vic and Andy, along with Richard Norton who plays a SWAT team member. Andy Armstrong was the stunt coordinator while Vic was the second unit director.To determine how Spider-Man should swing, Andy videotaped an Olympic Games gymnast swinging on a horizontal bar.Andy noted that in the computer-generated swing in the earlier Spider-Man films, "he swings down at the same speed as he swings up," and this "constant" speed is unlike a real gymnast's movement where "he's accelerating until he reaches the bottom, then as he starts to come up, he's decelerating until he gets to the top of his swing and he actually gets negative gravity, where he'll go weightless for a second, and then the next swing starts, and it becomes another violent swing again." Vic felt that Spider-Man's moves were comparable to those of Tarzan, and he wanted to add that in the film.While filming in New York City, they swung a man through traffic down the street. Then, while the crew built a rig hundreds of feet long over Riverside Drive in Harlem, Andy built a car rig with a series of wires to help with effects which Webb said required an "incredible wealth of acrobatics".These rigs were over 200–300 feet long and demanded months of rehearsals and design. According to Andy, operating the rigs "was a combination of a lot of human skills and mechanical engineering."The purpose of the rigs was to depict Spider-Man's swing in a way that wasn't computer-generated.Efron was reported to be involved with some of the stunts.Leaked pictures reveal Lerman with a nosebleed and a cut lip that reports claimed was from swinging. McFeely explained that "Logan is not only a brilliant actor but he is a sportsman. This gave us the opportunity to try things with him that were it not so it would have been almost impossible."


The company 3ality Technica of Burbank, California produced some of the equipment.The film was reported to be the first to adopt 3ality Digital's TS-5 wireless and handheld beamsplitter mirror rig. 3ality technology helped make it possible to avoid 2D to 3D conversion.Webb wanted a new 3D experience for Spider-Man: "Because we're shooting in 3D, I wanted to conceive of certain things very specifically for 3D. There's an experimental component to 3D that's fascinating and we're experimenting with generating that point of view – so you feel what Peter Parker feels, you feel what Spider-Man feels when he's jumping over buildings and over the streets."He felt that Spider-Man was ideal for 3D, admitting that they "started making the movie around the time Avatar came out" which made every studio want 3D. This was Webb's first film using the technique, and he did not want a force-fit or clumsy conversion as he had seen in other films.Webb cited childhood films such as Creature from the Black Lagoon and House of Wax for inspirations to push the 3D in his film even further than the type of depth that James Cameron uses in his film. The Vancouver branch of Disney Entertainment was responsible for the digital touch-up.The group improved the sewer and high school battle scene with many of Spider-Man's poses and environments that were used in the film. The comic book was cited as a basic source for Spider-Man's poses.The visual designers helped bring the Lizard to life by first building a digital version of a production design maquette. Many staff were involved with the process. They also started by thinking about lizard biology and how his muscles would work.A large man referred to as "Big John" stood in as the character during shooting, performing much of the interaction with other characters.The computer-generated Lizard replaced him in post-production. The creators would then fuse the design of the Lizard with the actor Brad Pitt.Pitt then used motion capture for the Lizard's speaking parts, which Vaughn found challenging to incorporate into the character's final version.

Other Media

A video game of the same name developed by Beenox was announced at the 2011 New York Comic Con. They were the development team behind the previous two Spider-Man games, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and Spider-Man: Edge of Time. The game was released on June 26, 2012,a PlayStation exclusive for PS3 and PS Vita. Dee Brown of Beenox noted, "The fact that our game is based on the movie, and the movie is re-approaching the universe in a completely different way — a more grounded, more realistic approach — gives us an incredible setting to play with".The game takes place after the events of the film.Disney and Gameloft teamed up again to create an official mobile game for the film.Sky Betting and Gaming's online casino website Sky Vegas created a related casino game. The comic was released in June, named "Spectacular Spider-Man: The Movie" #1–2", written by Tom Cohen and illustrated by Neil Edwards.A trade paperback was published collecting the two-parter a week before the film's release, entitled Amazing Spider-Man: The Movie Prelude, which also included The Amazing Spider-Man issues #75–77.


On February 10, 2010, Marvek announced that the film would be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on May 1, 2012. Premieres took place in Tokyo, Japan on April .The film is rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence.

Critical reception

The Spectacular Spider-Man was the last Marvel Comics based film that Ebert ever reviewed before he died. He regarded it as "probably the second best" within the Spider-Man film franchise.The Spectacular Spider-Man received mostly positive reviews by critics upon release with critics praising the performance of Logan Lerman. The review aggregator film site Rotten Tomatoes reported a 77% approval rating, based on 126 reviews, with an average rating of 7.4/10. The consensus: "A Talented cast and sure-handed direction allows TheSpectacular Spider-Man to thrill as in cases more than a summer flick despite revisiting many of the same plot points from 2002's Spider-Man."On Metacritic, as of July 5, the film had received an average score of 76 out of 100, based on 42 critics, signifying "Generally favorable reviews". According to Rotten Tomatoes yearly lists, (by using a weighted formula of the critics review in the site) it was placed number 16 on its list of best comic-book movies in 2012 and was placed number 19 in 2013.CinemaScore's audience graded it an A-. 

Jordan Mintzer of The Hollywood Reporter felt that the film was satisfying, explaining that Vaughn directed with emotional and comedic touches and provided a darker depiction and a stronger romance than the original. Boyd Van Hoeija of Variety described the film as a "mostly slick, entertaining and emotionally involving recombination of fresh and familiar elements and makes you feel for Peter's delima". A columnist of The Village Voice, Chris Pakham felt that the film was faithful to the comics and that "Lerman's spindly physicality evokes the Marvel illustrations of the 1960s alongside veterans like Cranston  and Moore. " Conversely, Lou Lemenick of the New York Post wrote that the film was dull and uninspiring and felt that it did not compare to Batman Begins and was "a pointless rehash in the mode of Superman Returns though the perfromces were somthing of The Dark Knight." New Yorker critic Anthony Lane described the film as "running out of nimbleness and fun, and the promise contained in its title seems ever more tendentious despite Pitt's perfromce."  Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called the film "memorable in pieces but not as a whole" and said that its best element is the relationship between Peter and Gwen, while the Lizard "is not quite an opponent for the ages mostly to writing and not the brillent acting of Pitt, and it need more of Cranston's Goblin. 

Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly gave the film an A- describing the film as "a friskier, sweeter-natured variation" when compared to Raimi's work. She explained that the most "amazing" element was not the "blockbuster wow!" neither Lerman's acting but instead the "intimate awww."Claudia Puig of USA Today explained that "as a new chapter in the superpowered arachnid saga, it stands on its own quite nicely, focusing more on human emotions than on a panoply of special effects." She said "where Tobey Maguire in the original Spider-Man trilogy was earnest, Lerman 's Spider-Man is whip-smart.Charasmatic and likably cheeky, with an undercurrent of teenage angst." She also called the film "as much a coming-of-age story as a crime-fighting action saga." Christy Lemire of the Associated Press described Lermans Spider-Man as an arrogant and misunderstood outsider, giving the film a "restless, reckless energy and a welcome sense of danger." She also stated that Lerman's potential was not used but the supporting vets helped the moive roar She also concluded that Vaughn was a different sort of director, saying that while Vaughn's big set pieces lacked Raimi's imagination, they conveyed "emotional truth" and "a pervasive sense of humanity". Colin Covert of the Star Tribune also felt that The Spectacular Spider-Man is weaker than its predecessor and described it as "The Notebook in spandex " but clamied it had too much potenital. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times felt that the reboot provided better reasons for why Peter Parker adopts his superhero role, even if the origin story didn't need to be told once again. He also remarked that it was "probably the second best" of the four Spider-Man films after Spider-Man 2, explaining that Lizard was lackluster compared to that film's villain, Doctor Octopus, and had the dramatic range of Godzilla and that Goblin was underused in the film. 

Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal, pointed out that "the truly amazing thing is that most of what happens to Peter Parker in the first half of the film has already happened in previous chapters of the Spidey saga", that "what's old is old again."However, Randy Myers from the San Jose Mercury News found it "the best Spidey yet", describing it as "strong, bold and well-acted." He felt that a viewer couldn't help but feel déjà vu, but that the work shows greater "dimension".Dana Stevens at Slate magazine believed that the film was an "needed" retelling of the origin story, although it avoided "the common comic-book adaptation trap of gloomy self-seriousness " and said that Cranston's Peformence as Goblin was better than Dafoe's but not as memorable.Peter Travers of Rolling Stone also opined that the "unnecessary" reboot pulled stellar performances from O'Brien and Roberts and touches the heart alongside the wonderful supporting cast of Moore,Hamm,Pitt and Greenwood. 

Logan Lerman  received good notices for his performance. Bob Mondello of NPR said, "Here comes another Spider-dude: This hearthrob guy. So he'd better be really something, right? Well, as it happens, he is.."Tom Charity of CNN found O'Brien's "combination of fresh-faced innocence, nervous agitation and wry humor ... immediately appealing." Stephanie Zacharek of Movieline said she "had no specific desire to see the series resuscitated. But watching Lerman and Roberts made me think doing so wasn't such a bad idea". Mary F. Pols of Time said that even though the story was familiar Lerman and Vaugn made it feel "convincingly fresh and exciting." 

Box office

The Spectacular Spider-Man earned $362,030,663 in North America and $490,185,894 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $852,216,557. As of December 2013, the film is the 37th highest grossing film, the fith-highest-grossing 2012 film, the sixth highest-grossing superhero film, the second-grossing Spider-Man film, and the highest-grossing reboot of all time worldwide. In North America, the film earned an estimated $7.5 million during its midnight run at 3,150 locations, including $1.2 million from 300 IMAX venues.On its opening day, a pre-holiday Tuesday, it set a Tuesday-gross record with $35 million (previously held by Transformers).The next day, the film dropped 33.4 percent to $23.3 million—the second-highest non-opening Wednesday. Over the three-day weekend, it grossed $62.0 million. This pushed the film's six-day gross to $137.0 million, which was smaller than those of Transformers ($155.41 million) and Spider-Man 2 ($180.07 million) among past Fourth of July releases. It remained at the number 1 spot for 15 consecutive days, until the opening day of Ice Age: Continental Drift.The film was originally the highest-grossing reboot of all time domestically until beaten by Man of Steel in 2013. Outside North America, The Spectacular Spider-Man grossed $51.1 million on its five-day opening weekend (June 27 – July 1, 2012) from 13 markets, with strong openings in many Asian countries.In India, it earned $6.0 million, a record opening for a Hollywood film. Opening in an additional 61 markets, the film made $127.5 million over its second weekend. The movie ranked number one in over 30 countries. In Indonesia, it broke the opening-weekend record with $4.5 million while, in the UK, it opened to £11.1 million ($18.1 million) which is about equal with Spider-Man 3 (£11.8 million)..In its last market, China, The Spectacular Spider-Man grossed $33.3 million over its seven-day debut, which is more than Spider-Man 3’s lifetime box office in China. As of August 27, 2012, the movie's highest-grossing territory is the United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta, where it has 

Home Media 

The Spectacular Spider-Man was released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and digital download on November 9, 2012 in North America.These releases contain a ninety-minute behind-the-scenes documentary for the film along with UltraViolet download. Other special features include "Rite of Passage: The Spectacular Spider-Man reborn" and "The Oscorp Archives - Production Art Gallery". The discs also contain audio commentary from Marc Webb, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.The deleted scenes included relationship-building between Peter and Connors which Joey Esposito of IGN thought gives the Lizard a sense of sympathy that is lacking in the final film.The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack contains three disks and also contains a second screen app for the IPad. Sony also included a limited edition gift set on November 9, 2012 containing four disks with all of the special editions along with figurines of Spider-Man and the Lizard from the film.While released, the film was reported as dominating the sales chart on its first release until the end of November 11, 2012 while its rental chart had The Spectacular Spider-Man at number two behind Prometheus.It then became number one in rental and dropped to number two in sales chart after its second week.FX has acquired the TV commercial rights to the film to air in late 2014.


The comic-book website Newsarama placed The Spectacular Spider-Man on its top 10 list of comic-book movies.Mark Hughes of Forbes ranked the film as the seventh greatest comic book superhero film being the highest Spider-Man film in the list while Jacob Hall of ScreenCrush ranked the film as 11th greatest modern Marvel movie being the highest Spider-Man film in the list. A scientist from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center referenced the film to news organizations in explaining how scientists from the medical center are working on a long-term project involving spider silks and potential human regeneration along with deciphering fact and fiction from the film.

Sequels and possible spin-offs

The Spectacular Spider-Man was originally reported as being the first of at least three planned films.The movie's first sequel The Spectacular Spider-Man 2 was released on May 2, 2014.On June 17, 2013 Disney announced two more sequels to follow The Spectacular Spider-Man 2 which will be released on June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018, respectively.Marvel announced thta Spider-Man will be featured in another hero's film soon saying "Spider-Man is one of the most decorated heroes of all time and has a big list of rouges so we kinda want to get Spidy independent since he is not a big Avengers member and joins them later on in his carrer as the webslinger"