Spider-Man is a fictional character, a comic book superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, he first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (cover-dated Aug. 1962). Lee and Ditko conceived the character as an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and as a teenager, having to deal with the normal struggles of adolescence in addition to those of a costumed crimefighter. Spider-Man's creators gave him super strength and agility, the ability to cling to most surfaces, shoot spider-webs using wrist-mounted devices of his own invention (which he called "web-shooters"), and react to danger quickly with his "spider-sense", enabling him to combat his foes.
Spider-Man 1967 TV Series
Spider-Man was an American animated television series that aired from September 9, 1967, to June 14, 1970. It was jointly produced in Canada (for voice talent) and in the USA (for animation) and was the first animated adaptation of the Spider-Man comic book series, created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. It first aired on the ABC television network in the USA but went into syndication at the start of the third season. Grantray-Lawrence Animation produced the first season. Seasons two and three were crafted by producer Ralph Bakshi in New York City. Since the deaths of Max Ferguson (the Phantom) on March 7, 2013, and Tom Harvey (Electro) in 2014, there are only five surviving cast members of the series: Paul Soles (Spider-Man), Peg Dixon (Betty Brant), Chris Wiggins (Mysterio), Alfie Scopp (Stan Patterson) and Carl Banas (the Scorpion).
Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends TV
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends was an animated television series in 1981-1983 produced by Marvel Productions starring established Marvel Comics characters Spider-Man, Iceman and an original character, Firestar. As a trio called the Spider-Friends, they fought against various villains.
Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Bobby Drake (Iceman), and Angelica Jones (Firestar) are all college students at Empire State University. After working together to defeat the Beetle and recovering the "Power Booster" he stole from Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) the trio decide to team-up permanently as the "Spider-Friends". They live together in Peter's Aunt May's home with her and a pet dog, Ms. Lion, (adopted from Firestar) a Lhasa Apso. Together, the superheroes battle various supervillains.
Some stories featured team-ups with other characters from the Marvel Universe, including Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Sunfire, and the mid-1970s X-Men.
Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the film stars Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, a high school student who turns to crimefighting after developing spider-like super powers. Spider-Man also stars Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn (a.k.a. the Green Goblin), Kirsten Dunst as Peter's love interest Mary Jane Watson, and James Franco as his best friend Harry Osborn.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi and written by Alvin Sargent from a story by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Michael Chabon. The sequel to the 2002 film Spider-Man, it is the second film in Raimi's Spider-Man film trilogy based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco reprise their respective roles as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Mary Jane Watson, and Harry Osborn.
Set two years after the events of Spider-Man, the film focuses on Peter Parker struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, while Dr. Otto Octavius (Doctor Octopus) becomes diabolical following a failed experiment and his wife's death. He uses his mechanical tentacles to threaten and endanger the lives of New York City's residents. Spider-Man must stop him from annihilating the city.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film produced by Marvel Entertainment and Laura Ziskin Productions, and distributed by Columbia Pictures based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It was directed by Sam Raimi and scripted by Sam and Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent. It is the final film in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris, J. K. Simmons, James Cromwell and Cliff Robertson in his final film appearance.
Set months after the events of Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker has become a cultural phenomenon as Spider-Man, while Mary Jane Watson continues her Broadway career. Harry Osborn still seeks vengeance for his father's death, and an escaped Flint Marko falls into a particle accelerator and is transformed into a shape-shifting sand manipulator. An extraterrestrial symbiote crashes to Earth and bonds with Peter, influencing his behavior for the worst.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man and sharing the title of the character's longest-running comic book of the same name. It is the fourth theatrical Spider-Man film produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, and a reboot of Sam Raimi's 2002–07 trilogy preceding it. The film was directed by Marc Webb, written by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves and stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curtis Connors, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy along with Martin Sheen and Sally Field as the uncle and aunt of Peter Parker, Ben Parker and May Parker. The film tells the story of Peter Parker, a teenager from New York City who becomes Spider-Man after being bitten by a genetically altered spider. Parker must stop Dr. Curt Connors as a mutated Lizard from spreading a mutation serum to the city's human population.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (released with the subtitle Rise of Electro in some markets) is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It serves as a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and was announced in 2011. The studio hired James Vanderbilt to write the screenplay and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to rewrite it. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field star.
Spider-Man Homecoming (7.7.2017)
Spider-Man is a 2017 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man. It will be a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise and the 16th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also being the 4th installment of MCU Phase 3.
In February 2015, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced that Spider-Man would be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe following a deal to share the rights of Spider-Man, with a new incarnation of the character scheduled to appear in 2016's Captain America: Civil War and a solo Spider-Man reboot film slated for July 28, 2017.
In December 2014, both Sony and Marvel were in discussion about allowing Spider-Man to appear in the 2016 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain America: Civil War while having control of the film rights remaining with Sony. Those plans were said to be tabled. Instead, Sony had considered having Sam Raimi return to direct a new trilogy, along with an animated comedy with Phil Lord and Chris Miller. However, on February 9, 2015, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced that Spider-Man will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the character appearing in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film and Sony releasing a Spider-Man film co-produced by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal on July 28, 2017, with Sony Pictures continuing to own, finance, distribute, and having final creative control of the Spider-Man films. Reports indicated that the MCU film Spider-Man would appear in as part of the deal would be Captain America: Civil War. In March 2015, Marvel Comics COO Joe Quesada indicated that the Peter Parker version of the character would be used.
Damage Control will appear in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. In the film, the company is founded by Tony Stark to clean up after the Battle of New York, an act which drives Adrian Toomes out of business and leads to him taking the mantle of the Vulture.
Animated Spider-Man (2018)
An animated Spider-Man film is scheduled for a July 20, 2018 release and it will be produced and written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 (2018)
On June 17, 2013, Sony announced a third film with a release date of June 10, 2016. On October 2, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Kurtzman, Orci and Pinkner would return to write the third film. In December 2013, Garfield revealed that he is signed for the third film. In February 2014, Sony announced that Webb will return to direct the third film. On March 31, 2014, Shailene Woodley said she was unsure she wanted to be in the third film as Mary Jane Watson, due to commitments with the Divergent film series. On May 8, 2014, Webb told Entertainment Weekly that the third film's story will focus on Peter's recovering from Gwen's death. On July 11, 2014, Orci left the third film to work on the sequel to Star Trek Into Darkness. In late July 2014, Sony announced that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was delayed to an unspecified date in 2018. Marc Webb revealed that Norman Osborn will indeed return in The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
The Amazing Spider-Man 4
On June 17, 2013, Sony announced a fourth film with a release date of May 4, 2018. In December 2013, Garfield revealed that he is not sure of his involvement for the fourth film. In March 2014, Webb stated that he would not be directing the fourth film, but would like to remain as a consultant for the series. In late July, Sony moved the film to an unspecified date, after delaying The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to 2018.
Amazing Spider-Man: The Sinister Six & Venom
In December 2013, Sony announced two spin-offs of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise: The Sinister Six and Venom, with Drew Goddard attached to write and direct The Sinister Six. The film was said to be a redemption story for the characters, and would probably not feature Spider-Man. As the Sinister Six's original goal, however, was to kill him, there would seemed to be a chance that he would appear. The film was originally scheduled for release on November 11, 2016. However, after the announcement in February 2015 of a new Spider-Man franchise with Marvel Studios, the spin-offs were postponed, but are still being developed by Sony for future release.