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20 Fun Facts About the Spider-Man Trilogy

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With the current explosion of comic book and superhero films, it's important to look back at the ones that started it all. That's what we're doing with this list of Spider-Man movie trivia. These Spider-Man facts concern the Tobey Maguire Spidey, not the reboot versions. Because before Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures unleashed the Spider-Man movies and changed blockbuster cinema forever.

Spider-Man illustrated just why fans love the character. He was the underdog, he was our underdog. Spider-Man helps us all understand what it's like to be a hero, and the movie helped us feel what it's like to be Spider-Man. Back in 2002 there was nothing quite like that rush of swinging around like Spider-Man.

Then Spider-Man 2 came out in 2004 and blew our minds all over again! It broke many of its predecessor's box office records and was even more revered by fans and critics. To this day it's still regarded as one of the best superhero movies all time. Spider-Man 3, well that's another story, but we have plenty of info in the list about all of that as well.

So take a look back at one of the greatest superheroes of all time in one of the franchises that started it all. These are 33 fun facts about Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy! Vote up your favorite bits of webslinging trivia!
  • Alfred Molina Grew Very Attached to his Tentacles

    Alfred Molina (Dr. Octopus), actually gave names to his four mechanical tentacles (Larry, Harry, Flo, and Moe). Flo was the top right tentacle, because it was operated by a female grip and that particular tentacle was the most motherly. It removed his sunglasses and even gave him sips of his drink.

    Source: Today
  • When Peter Catches Everything on the Lunch Tray, That's All Tobey Maguire

    The scene where Peter Parker catches Mary Jane's lunch on the tray involved no CGI. With the help of an adhesive to keep the tray stuck to his hand, Tobey Maguire eventually (after many takes) performed the stunt as seen on screen.

    Source: IMDb

  • We Almost Saw Our First Marvel Crossover Way Back in 2002

    Hugh Jackman revealed that he was supposed to have a brief cameo as Wolverine in the first Spider-Man! Jackman actually went all the way to New York to film the scene, but the plan was scrapped when the crew couldn't gain access to Wolverine's costume. How cool would that have been?

    Source: Huffington Post

  • Four Spider-Man Costumes Were Stolen from the Set

    During production on the first film, several Spider-Man costumes were created at a cost of up to $100,000 each. Four were stolen from the set in early April 2001 and Columbia Pictures posted a $25,000 reward for their return. The costumes were not returned.

    LA Times