Spider Man Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

26th November 2013

Fact: The songs that eventually made up Imagine Dragons' 2012 hit album Night Visions were originally intended for Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. The show features a score by U2 rockers Bono and The Edge.

4th October 2013

Quote: "I saw a trailer for the first Spider-Man reboot and I thought, 'This is crazy! It's not shot for shot, but it's the same story'. I thought, 'This is sort of a cynical approach to making money!'" Actor Willem Dafoe is not a fan of the rebooted Spider-Man films. He starred as the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi's 2002 version of the hero's origin story, alongside Tobey Maguire and James Franco.

11th September 2013

Fact: Jason Sudeikis is set to romance Kirsten Dunst in new romantic comedy Sleeping With Other People. The film will feature the actor as a womaniser who strikes up a friendship with a serial cheater, played by the Spider-Man beauty.

24th April 2013

Fact: Spider-Man was spotted on New York City's famous Wall Street on Tuesday (23Apr13). The superhero was pictured hanging from a building as a movie crew filmed scenes for the upcoming sequel to THE AMAZING Spider-Man.

11th January 2013

Fact: The New York City apartment where the first three Spider-Man movies were filmed has been put on the market for $1.6 million (Gbp1 million). The triplex in Tudor City, which has a private terrace and sweeping views, served as the home of Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin character. The property was also featured in Scarface and The Bourne Ultimatum.

11th June 2012

Fact: Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris poked fun at Spider-Man at the 66th annual prizegiving on Sunday (10Jun12) by literally hanging around upside down behind Angela Lansbury as the beloved thespian saluted theatre in 2012.

27th April 2012

Fact: Former Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire sent his Mercedes loan car back to the dealership while filming The Great Gatsby in Australia - because it had leather upholstery. According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' quarterly magazine Animal Times, the vegetarian actor decided to get behind the wheel of a luxury motor Down Under - but he couldn't stomach the idea of sitting in leather seats, so he asked his car finder to send him another Mercedes fitted with animal-friendly vinyl.

20th July 2011

Fact: Bono and The Edge thrilled American TV viewers on Monday (18Jul11) by giving an impromptu performance of their hit song Stuck In A Moment - while still seated - during an interview with late show host David Letterman. The cast of their famous Broadway play Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark also gave an exciting performance, with Spider-man literally dropping in from the ceiling for a quick chat.

11th July 2011

Tweet: "Just saw Spiderman on Broadway! Spiderman is so talented and so mesmerizing! The kids really enjoyed it too... He gets my thumbs up!!" Heidi Klum is a big fan of Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark after watching the show on Sunday (10Jul11).

15th June 2011

Quote: "It was much more concise than when I saw it previously. I enjoyed it much more this time around." John Lennon's musician son Julian gives beleaguered Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark the thumbs up after attending the show's official opening on Tuesday night (14Jun11).

9th February 2011

Fact: Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz enjoyed a family night out at the weekend (05-06Feb11) when they treated the producer's two sons from previous relationships to see Broadway musical Spider-Man: TURN OFF THE DARK. They even got the chance to meet the stage web-slinger himself, Reeve Carney, backstage after the show. The couple's newborn son, Egypt, did not join the family for the evening out.

26th January 2011

Quote: "Andrew is a great actor. I’ve been a fan of his. I saw Boy A, which I loved, a bit ago.., and, of course, The Social Network. I’m a fan. I’m excited to see what they do." Tobey Maguire can't wait to see Andrew Garfield in the new Spider-Man movie.

19th January 2011

Quote: "It was humbling and strange, and I was really moved by it. It felt right. It felt wrong. Kind of all of the above. It was just a strange, surreal moment." Actor Andrew Garfield had mixed feelings when he first pulled on the Spider-Man suit to shoot scenes for the forthcoming superhero movie.

14th January 2011

Fact: U2 record producer Steve Lillywhite has been drafted in to work on Broadway's troubled Spider-Man musical. SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK features a scored written by Bono and The Edge.

12th January 2011

Quote: "I'm probably going to be the guy in the movie theatre shouting abuse at myself. But I have to let that go." Andrew Garfield insists he'll be most critical of his Spider-Man portrayal when the new movie hits cinemas.

8th January 2011

Quote: "She’s incredibly talented and kind of fun to hang around with. I’m really so happy that she’s doing it. She’s awesome." Actor Andrew Garfield coos about his Spider-Man love interest Emma Stone.

27th December 2010

Quote: "It's very specific what we're trying to achieve in terms of body type... Rest assured, there's a lot of people who are helping me with it because I have no discipline in that respect. My father's a swimming coach and I kind of rebelled against that very, very early on so any form of physical discipline has to be really cracked with a really smart whip." Andrew Garfield has to be forced to work out as he trains for his role as Spider-Man in a new movie.

6th December 2010

Quote: "We're gonna get through it... We're proud of it." Rocker Bono insists his new Spider-Man musical will survive bad reviews and technical glitches.

27th November 2010

Quote: "My kids love him too - although they love Spider-Man more." Johnny Depp's children prefer superhero SPIDER-MAN to his PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN character CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW.

24th November 2010

Fact: Funnyman/actor Denis Leary is in talks to play police Capt. George Stacy, the father of Emma Stone's character, in the upcoming Spider-Man prequel. British actor Andrew Garfield will play the web-slinger in the blockbuster and Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Rhys Ifans are also rumoured to be onboard.

17th November 2010

Fact: The stars of upcoming superhero musical Spider-Man: TURN OFF THE DARK have posed for a fashion shoot in Vogue magazine. Reeve Carney, who plays the title role, suits up as the webslinger, while JENNIFER DAMIANO, who plays Mary Jane Watson, poses in couture for the Annie Leibovitz shoot.

7th November 2010

Fact: Sally Field is in talks to play Spider-Man's aunt in Andrew Garfield's first movie outing as the superhero. Martin Sheen has reportedly been cast as the webslinger's uncle in the prequel, which will also feature Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans.

7th October 2010

Fact: Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is set to hit the Yellow Brick Road for a Wizard Of Oz prequel. Oz: The Great & Powerful will chronicle how a circus wrangler became the famous Wizard. Robert Downey, Jr. is in talks to play the lead.

1st October 2010

Quote: "I love the Spider-Man movies but I'm not saying anything or if I'm going to be in the new one - anything can happen... That would be really cool." Emma Roberts plays it coy when asked whether she'll play SPIDER-MAN's love interest in the next superhero movie.

28th September 2010

Quote: "I've been waiting for that phonecall since I was four years old. I think every skinny young boy across the world is waiting for that phonecall... I can't believe it, how lucky I am." British actor Andrew Garfield on landing his dream role as Spider-Man.

28th September 2010

Quote: "Can I write the theme song for the movie and have Bono sing it?" Justin Timberlake is keen for another collaboration with THE SOCIAL NETWORK co-star Andrew Garfield, the new Spider-Man.

11th February 2010

Fact: The upcoming Spider-Man prequel will be swinging into cinemas in 3-D. The film, which will see a new actor replace former leading man Tobey Maguire, is slated for a 2012 release.

22nd January 2010

Quote: "It's sad to see it end. I think for Sam it was time for him to move on and so we're all going to move on with him. But we've had a good 10 years." Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst on the news that director Sam Raimi and leading man Tobey Maguire have quit the superhero franchise.

4th January 2010

Fact: Shareholders at entertainment powerhouse Walt Disney have finalised a multi-billion dollar deal to buy Marvel Entertainment. The $4.24 billion sale, which was agreed on Thursday (31Dec09) will give Disney the rights to superheroes including IRON MAN, Spider-Man and the X-Men.

24th November 2009

Quote: "I'd like to tell all the cab drivers in New York that I'm not Spider-Man." Jake Gyllenhaal on being mistaken for his BROTHERS co-star Tobey Maguire.

27th October 2009

Quote: "I try to tell a joke and I always get distracted. I can't remember the important part! Maybe that's why I'm an actor, the important part is scripted out for you!" Spider-Man star Willem Dafoe has no comedy skills.

20th October 2009

Quote: "I think having so many villains detracted from the experience. I would agree with the criticism. I think I've learned about the importance of getting to the point and the importance of having limitations. That would be my approach to Spider-Man 4: to get back to the basics." Director Sam Raimi is hoping the fourth SPIDER-MAN film will improve on the mixed reviews he garnered for the superhero's third big-screen outing.

20th August 2009

Quote: "She's the greatest actor of her generation, she's the one to watch. She happens to sing like a bird, it's like a true voice. She's a very pure spirit and a very bright mind." U2 frontman Bono is convinced Evan Rachel Wood, who will sing his songs in the upcoming Spider-Man musical, is a true talent.

28th July 2009

Fact: Tobey Maguire's mum and brother are set to appear in their own U.S. reality show. WENDY MAGUIRE will shoot GROWING UP MAGUIRE with the Spider-Man star's younger sibling WESTON, who is an aspiring young actor.

17th July 2009

Fact: Spider-Man villain, actor Willem Dafoe is turning shades of green again on the big screen. Dafoe, who last played the GREEN GOBLIN on the big screen in 2007, will play loveable green Martian warrior TARS TARKAS alongside Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins in upcoming Disney film JOHN CARTER OF MARS.

4th July 2009

Fact: Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire has chosen the name Otis Tobias for his newborn son. The tot was born on 8 May (09).

24th June 2009

Fact: Hollywood actor James Franco will team up with U.S. magazine Lapham's Quarterly to launch the publication's summer (09) Travel issue on Wednesday night (24Jun09). The Spider-Man star will join poet FRANK BIDART to read a series of passages from famous authors at an event in New York to mark the occasion.

12th June 2009

Quote: "It is a lot of fun. It's really for making out with girls in the car". Spider-Man director Sam Raimi used to enjoy watching movies at a drive-in cinema.

5th March 2009

Quote: "Itll be a monster, cause its the most accessible music weve probably ever written. It could be our (rock opera) TOMMY. We could do it with guest stars and everything." U2 star Bono hopes to turn the music he and bandmate The Edge have created for Broadway's new Spider-Man musical into a concept album and live show.

25th February 2009

Fact: Evan Rachel Wood will take her first bow as Spider-Man's love interest MARY JANE WATSON in the Broadway debut of new musical SPIDER-MAN, TURN OFF THE DARK when previews begin next January (10). Casting and design issues held up the production of the $31.3 million (£21.7 million) for months, which features music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge.

8th October 2008

Fact: The budget for Broadway's musical adaptation of box-office smash Spider-Man has inflated to a reported $40 million (GBP21.6 million). The show - featuring music by Bon Jovi - will reportedly cost $1 million (GBP540,541) a week to maintain its run on the New York stage.

5th August 2008

Quote: "I used to smoke weed, but I haven't in a long time... Somehow there's something about me, the way I talk, that implies that I'm on drugs." Spider-Man star James Franco insists his new stoner character in PINEAPPLE EXPRESS is not drug-enhanced.

19th July 2008

Quote: "We joked that you could probably buy action figures of all of us." British comedian/actor Simon Pegg, the star of the upcoming Star Trek film, jokes about starring alongside IRON MAN's Jeff Bridges, Spider-Man's Kirsten Dunst and Megan Fox from the Transformers franchise in HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS + ALIENATE PEOPLE.

24th March 2008

Fact: Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire has paid around $10 million (GBP5 million) for a home site in Brentwood, California.

18th March 2008

Quote: "I'm sitting in a room singing songs about Spider-Man with Bono and The Edge... My life definitely doesn't get much weirder than that. He was my backing vocalist, Bono was." ACROSS THE UNIVERSE star JIM STURGESS on his singing auditions for the upcoming Spider-Man stage musical.

28th May 2007

Fact: Tobey Maguire won the role of Spider-Man by donning an all-blue unitard and fighting with his stunt double at his audition.

26th April 2007

Quote: "If I was Mary Jane from the comics I'd be walking around in lingerie saying, 'Hey tiger' all day." Kirsten Dunst on her Spider-Man character's comic portrayal as a sex symbol.

23rd April 2007

Quote: "I just feel like an old lady. All I want to do is stay at home and veg out." Spider-Man actress Kirsten Dunst feels well beyond her 24-years.

23rd April 2007

Fact: Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire almost became a chef like his father Vincent, until his mother Wendy gave him $100 (GBP60) to take drama classes instead.

22nd March 2007

Fact: Spider-Man, The Hulk and the X-Men are set for a new home in Dubai as part of a $1 billion theme park. Marvel comics and the United Arab Emirates-based Al Ahili Group have joined forces to plan the park, which they hope to open in 2011.

18th March 2007

Quote: "I think TOBEY would do it, of course he would." Kirsten Dunst is convinced her Spider-Man co-star Tobey Maguire will return for a fourth movie.

15th January 2007

Fact: Spider-Man villain James Franco used the time between the second and third movies to return to college in Los Angeles and complete a creative writing degree.

12th August 2006

Fact: Spider-Man creator Stan Lee taught judo when he was serving in the US Army.

27th May 2006

Fact: Spider-Man villain Willem Dafoe is reportedly set to go bad again as Mr Bean's nemesis in the long-awaited sequel to the hit 1997 Rowan Atkinson film BEAN. The film started shooting in France earlier this week (beg22MAY06).

3rd May 2006

Fact: Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is developing an updated version of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA which will focus on the background of CAPTAIN NEMO, as well as that of his prisoners aboard the Nautilus.

15th March 2006

Quote: "I didn't feel like I deserved it. I didn't really know how to act properly yet." Heath Ledger on why he turned down the lead role in Spider-Man.

9th March 2006

Quote: "My son has a grill, he's seven. He's got like the bottom row. He has a Spider-Man chain and it matches his SPIDER-MAN chain." Rapper Nelly has treated his son to a new sparkling set of jewelled teeth.

24th February 2006

Fact: <p>Spider-Man will wear a black suit instead of his signature red costume when SPIDER-MAN 3 hits the big screen in May 2007. </p>

8th February 2006

Fact: <p>Babe actor James Cromwell has joined the cast of Spider-Man 3 as Captain Stacy, a police captain who dies a heroic death when he saves a child during a battle between Spider-Man and another super-villain. Peter Parker's new love interest, Gwen Stacy (Bryce Dallas Howard), ends up blaming Spider-Man for her father's death. </p>

28th February 2005

Quote: <p>"Boy, am I glad there wasn't a fourth episode of Lord Of The Rings." Spider-Man 2 visual effects supervisor JOHN DYKSTRA is relieved the JRR TOLKIEN film trilogy is over as he accepted the Best Achievement in Visual Effects ACADEMY AWARDS. </p> <b>28/02/2005 14:32</b>

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