Spider Man (2002) Cast Then and Now [20 Years After]
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Well, if you have decided to click on this video, you’re probably a big fan of superhero movies, especially for Spiderman.
But have you ever know the name or age of the actors or actresses who plays your favorite characters? So in today’s video, let’s stay with us to figure out some basic information about them.
Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Directed by Sam Raimi from a screenplay by David Koepp, it is the first installment in Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy,
and stars Tobey Maguire as the titular character, alongside Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, and Rosemary Harris. The film chronicles Spider-Man’s origin story and early superhero career. After being bitten by a genetically-altered spider,
outcast teenage genius Peter Parker develops spider-like superhuman abilities and adopts a masked identity to fight crime and injustice in New York City, facing the villainous Green Goblin (Dafoe) in the process.
Spider-Man premiered at the Mann Village Theater on April 29, 2002, and was released in the United States on May 3. The film received positive reviews from audiences and critics who praised Raimi’s direction, the performances, visual effects, action sequences, and musical score.
It was the first film to reach $100 million in a single weekend as well as the most successful film based on a comic book at the time. With a box office gross of over $825 million worldwide, it was the third highest-grossing film of 2002, the highest-grossing superhero film and the sixth highest-grossing film overall at the time of its release.
Spider-Man is credited for redefining the modern superhero genre, as well as the summer blockbuster. After its success, the film spawned two sequels, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, released in 2004 and 2007 respectively.
Maguire and Dafoe later reprised their roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), which dealt with the concept of the multiverse and linked the Raimi trilogy to the MCU.