James Cameron was responsible for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man having organic web-shooters.
Sam Raimi’s trilogy of Spider-Man films are still regarded as the gold standard of comic book movies that manage to take the characters seriously whilst also having a blast with them. Long before the MCU ruled the silver screen, Spider-Man was the go-to Marvel character that audiences flocked to during the trilogy’s reign between 2002 and 2007. Raimi’s version was far from perfect, with one particular grievance coming in the form of Spider-Man having organic web-shooters. In the comics (and subsequent cinematic takes on the web slinger), Peter Park creates his own web-shooters to help him traverse the New York City skyline. It turns out that the idea to have organic web-shooters was the brainchild of Terminator and Aliens director James Cameron.
Before Sam Raimi got his hands on Spider-Man, James Cameron was originally slated to bring the Marvel hero to the big screen. While he had a script written, Cameron’s vision was never able to come into fruition. Luckily, Spider-Man screenwriter David Koepp did keep the organic web-shooters that Cameron had proposed in his script, something he revealed in an interview with IGN.
“He had some very good ideas in it. I like the organic web-shooters, which some people liked and some people didn’t, but that was his idea and I was happy to use it.”
As the years have passed, many fans have reassessed Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and have found the organic web-shooters to be a worthy addition. The organic nature of the web-shooters do fit well with the mid-2000’s cheese that the films are known for. In the trilogy, there was more emphasis on Peter Parker’s body changing, which resulted in him physically becoming more akin to a spider. While it may not be in perfect tow with the character’s comic origins, James Cameron’s organic web-shooters certainly were unique and continue to initiate discussion.
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Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
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