The original Spider-Man film came out in 2002. That’s how old we are now. It represented a paradigm shift of sorts in superhero movies. Sure, there were many others in and around that time. Blade was a good film and subsequent series. Punisher and Daredevil however didn’t really hit it off with people. Spider-Man was a risky take on a quintessential American superhero that really paved the way to develop its trilogy and also to set off a blueprint as to how fun superhero movies can be created. Online discussions still argue about who the better Spider-Man or Peter Parker is.
It was a big step for many of the actors involved in the project. Let us see how they have fared as the movie nears its 20th anniversary next year.
The original Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire started off in indie films and art films before making this jump.
The most infamous role in comicbook and TV history (even Thomas Wayne got to be Batman), the veteran Cliff Robertson played the character of Uncle Ben, all throughout the series
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An already famous face who had appeared in Jumanji and Interview with the Vampire, Kirsten Dunst played Mary-Jane Watson.
The big bad and one of the most iconic film villains, Willem Dafoe is a critically acclaimed actor who has had an even more successful career after the turn of the century.