Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy launched the superhero movie craze in the early aughts, setting new benchmarks for CGI, storytelling, and fandom in the genre. While these elements carry the franchise, there are other aspects that deserve more credit, including props and wardrobe. Fortunately, super fans of Sam's Spidey have taken the time to illuminate some of these incredible details. In Spider-Man, for example, the iconic lunch tray catch wasn't done with CGI, but rather with practical props, Toby Maguire's quick hands, and over 150 takes. In terms of costumes, there are many examples where the colors worn by characters foreshadow their futures. In Spider-Man 2, Harry Osborn wears a green tie to Mary Jane's wedding as he starts to take the mantle as the Green Goblin. There are even prop and wardrobe details that are just downright ugly. In Spider-Man, a close inspection reveals that the shoes the Green Goblin wears are modified Nike Flightposites, which are widely regarded as the strangest-looking sneakers the brand has ever made.
Check out this list of prop and wardrobe secrets from the Raimi Spider-Man trilogy, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!
Maguire Actually Did The Lunch Tray Catch In 'Spider-Man'
The Spider-Man lunch tray scene was not CGI - it took Tobey Maguire 156 takes to pull it off.Cool detail?
The Phone Number On Peter's Helmet In 'Spider-Man 2' Is Legit
From Redditor u/klsi832:
Spider Man 2 (2004) - The number on Peter's helmet for Joe's Pizza is the actual number for Joe's Pizza in New York.Cool detail?
MJ Photo From 'Spider-Man' Is Framed In 'Spider-Man 3'
From Redditor u/devastashawn:
In Spider-Man 3 (2007), Peter has a framed picture of MJ from Spider-Man (2002), moments before getting bit.Cool detail?
The Green Goblin Wore Ugly Nikes In 'Spider-Man'
In Spider-Man the Green Goblin wore Nike Air Flightposites.Cool detail?