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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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>
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>
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>