As you can probably already tell from the name of this blog I am a big fan of Spider-man and have been for most of my life. But even with over 30 years worth of material to digest there are some facts about ol’ webhead that I had never heard of until a few days ago when a friend who knows how big a Spidey fan I am told me one.
10 Secrets About Spiderman
The following article contains 10 secrets about Spider-Man that you never knew. Some were changed during the making of the movie, some are things only hardcore fans know, and others just reveal more about our favorite web-crawler.
#10: Spidey’s Webbing Was Originally White
You might not notice this in all of Sam Raimi’s trilogy or the new “Spider-Man” movies by Marc Webb, but it is true; originally Spider-Man’s webbing was white! This has been reflected on some covers of the comics as well as some merchandise, however, it has always been red within comic pages. A more interesting fact is that they tried to put spidey sense into earlier movies but they couldn’t figure it out so they left it out.
#9: Spider-Man’s Costume Is Unbreakable
The costume that Peter Parker puts on is completely unbreakable, from the webbing to his mask. In later comic issues, it has been shown that the suit can take a bullet or be torn by claws and still maintain its integrity. It has always been made clear within the comics that there is nothing on his suit that can conduct electricity, which would explain why he can climb walls but not metal structures without some kind of additional device.
#8: His Costume Was Supposed To Have A Voice Recorder
While some people might think this was added into “The Amazing Spider-Man” movies for the sake of the plot, it is actually something that was planned for the costume in the comics. The idea was that Spider-Man would be able to record conversations and use them as blackmail material, but it was never actually used.
#7: Stan Lee’s First Appearance In A Comic Was As A Spider-Man Character
Stan Lee is known for his many cameos in Marvel movies, but his first appearance in a comic book was as a character in a Spider-Man story. He was not the creator of Spider-Man, but he did help create some of the most iconic villains including Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin.
#6: Gwen Stacy’s Death Was Originally Supposed To Be Peter Parker’s
One of the most iconic moments in Spider-Man’s history is the death of Gwen Stacy. However, this was not always the plan; originally she was going to die instead of Peter Parker. This was changed when it was decided that Peter should be the one to make the ultimate sacrifice.
#5: Spider-Man Is A Protestant
While he has never been explicitly stated to be Protestant, there are a few clues that suggest this is true. One is that he regularly attends church services, and another is that he refers to God as “He”. There have been a few occasions where he has been shown to cross himself, which is typically a Catholic gesture.
#4: The First Spider-Man Movie Was Supposed To Be A Reboot
The original “Spider-Man” movie was supposed to be a reboot of the character, which is why it features a completely different origin story. However, Sony changed its minds after seeing the success of the first “X-Men” movie and decided to make sequels. This is why the second and third movies in the trilogy have very little connection to the first.
#3: J.K. Simmons Was Originally Cast As The Green Goblin
J.K. Simmons is known for his many roles in TV and movies, but he was originally cast as the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” movies. However, he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Willem Dafoe.
#2: Tobey Maguire Was Cast As Spider-Man After Nicholas Cage Dropped Out
Tobey Maguire was originally not the top choice to play Spider-Man; Nicolas Cage was originally cast in the role. However, he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and Maguire was cast instead. This turned out to be a good decision, as Maguire’s performance is considered one of the best in superhero movies.
#1: The Stan Lee Cameos In The “Spider-Man” Movies Aren’t CGI
One of the most popular Easter eggs in the “Spider-Man” movies is the appearance of Stan Lee as a cameo character. However, while most of the characters were computer generated, Lee’s character actually had to be filmed on set with the rest of the cast.