Spider-Man 3 (the original version)

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The pitch for the original Spider-Man 3 is Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man would throw Vulture in jail, leaving the latter to stew in his hatred and cook up a plot for revenge; Sandman would become his cellmate and they’d team up to bust out and wreak havoc; in the end, Spidey would offer a truce to Vulture, who would refuse and die during their big fight, thus "illustrating to Peter the ramifications of a heart hardened by an inability to forgive. It would also only set up Venom not make him main villain


Tobey Maguire As Spider-Man/Peter Parker.

James Franco As Harry Osborn.

Kirsten Dunst As Mary Jane Watson.

Ben Kingsley As Adrian Toomes/The Vulture.

Thomas Haden Church As Flint Marko/Sandman.

Why It Was Cancelled

  1. On March 15 2005, the Vulture was removed from the script and was replaced with Venom.
  2. Sony rushed Sam Raimi with the deadline of Spider-Man 3.


  • The original version of Spider-Man 3 was permanently cancelled.
  • In 2007 a different version of Spider-Man 3 came out which got mixed reviews from critics and audiences.
    • Because of this, all future projects involving Sam Raimi and the Tobey Maguire Spider Man universe had been cancelled, including Spider-Man 4.

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