As a bit of foreshadowing, Spider-Man's hand appears shooting a web to save a citizen in the third season X-Men episode "Phoenix Saga (Part 5): Child of Light". This episode aired just months before the web-slinger's next series, Spider-Man, which ran for five seasons from 1994–1998, totaling 65 episodes, on Fox Broadcasting's afternoon programming block, "Fox Kids". In this series, Spider-Man was voiced by Christopher Daniel Barnes. That series continued as Spider-Man Unlimited the following year. Spider-Man Unlimited ended, after only one season, on a cliffhanger that was never resolved.
Ultimate Spider-Man began airing on Disney XD in 2012. Peter Parker/Spider-Man is voiced by Drake Bell. This version has him team up with Iron Fist, Nova, Luke Cage and White Tiger while undergoing training with S.H.I.E.L.D.
Spider-Man, a new Spider-Man animated series was announced in October 2016 to replace Ultimate Spider-Man. Peter Parker/Spider-Man is voiced by Robbie Daymond.
From 1978 to 1979, Nicholas Hammond starred as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the live-action television series The Amazing Spider-Man. The short-lived series, which had started out as a TV film in 1977, was created before the popular The Incredible Hulk television series of the same decade, and ran for two abbreviated seasons consisting of 13 episodes during the 1977/1978 and 1978/1979 seasons. The series concluded with a two-hour episode on July 6, 1979.
A film based on the Toei Spider-Man TV series named Spider-Man was shown at the Toei Manga Matsuri film festival on July 22, 1979. It was later screened theatrically in Japan. It was released on VHS in the 1980s and on DVD in 2004. This version appears in the Spider-Verse event, along with Leopardon.
Spider-Man: On May 3, 2002, the feature filmSpider-Man was released. It was directed by Sam Raimi and stars actor Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker. The film uses computer-generated imagery whenever Spider-Man does any action that can be troubling for Maguire and stuntmen (e.g. web slinging). Although the film adaptation took liberties with the character's history and powers—notably, he was bitten by a genetically modified rather than a radioactive spider (an idea originating with Ultimate Spider-Man), had organic web-shooters rather than mechanical ones, and had a long-standing crush on Mary Jane Watson—it generally held true to the character and was widely embraced by the viewing public. It opened at a record US$114.8 million and earned more than US$403 million in the U.S. and Canada, the highest North American gross of any film released that year, though surpassed internationally (see 2002 in film). The villain of this film was the Green Goblin portrayed by Willem Dafoe.
Spider-Man 2 was 2004's second-most financially successful film in North America and third internationally (see 2004 in film). It premiered in more North American movie theaters (4,152) than any previous film. Its original opening day was July 2, 2004, but was moved to June 30, 2004. Its first-day gross (US$40.5 million) surpassed its predecessor's US$39.4 million record. Spider-Man 2 was also the first motion picture released in the SonyUniversal Media Disc format for the PlayStation Portable, included free with the first one million PSP systems released in the United States. The villain of the film was Doctor Octopus, portrayed by Alfred Molina.
Spider-Man 3 began production in 2005/2006 under director Raimi. The studio released the film on May 4, 2007, on a budget reported to be more than US$250 million. The film features three villains: the Sandman / Flint Marko (portrayed by Thomas Haden Church), the New Goblin / Harry Osborn (portrayed by James Franco), and Venom / Eddie Brock (portrayed by Topher Grace). Bryce Dallas Howard plays Gwen Stacy. The plot centers on Peter and MJ's relationship problems, which are exacerbated by the arrival of an alien symbiote that takes over Spider-Man's costume and, despite enhancing his powers, also amplifies his anger, arrogance and other negative personality traits. Despite mixed reviews by critics, Spider-Man 3 opened to record-breaking sales with $59 million on its first day.
Spider-Man 4 began production in 2008 with Raimi attached to direct and the core cast of the previous films to return. A fourth, fifth and sixth film were all planned. Come 2009, however, Raimi dismissed the rumors that all three films were being made, instead confirming that only the fourth film was under development at the time. Sony hired James Vanderbilt in October 2007 to pen the screenplay, after contacting David Koepp, the screenwriter of the first film. The script underwent further revision by playwright David Lindsay-Abaire in November 2008 and twice more by Gary Ross in October 2009 and by Alvin Sargent. Sony had also hired Vanderbilt to pen scripts for Spider-Man 5 and Spider-Man 6. On the subject of villains, Raimi considered showcasing the transformation of Dr. Curt Connors into the Lizard, with Dylan Baker reprising his role. He also had plans to upgrade Bruce Campbell to a more significant role than his prior cameos, presumably as the villain, Mysterio. In December 2009, it was reported that John Malkovich was in talks to play the Vulture, with Anne Hathaway playing Felicia Hardy. Reports stated that Hardy would be taking a departure from her prior portrayals in this film, becoming "Vulturess" instead of the familiar Black Cat. In 2013, Raimi later denied the rumors and said that Hathaway would've been Black Cat if the film was ever made. Disagreements between Raimi and Sony threatened to push the release date back. Raimi reportedly doubted that he could adhere to the film's May 6, 2011 release date without sacrificing quality. Further complicating things, Raimi reportedly went through four revisions of the script, with different writers, and still "hated it". With so many issues, Sony cancelled the film in January 2010.
Sony Pictures announced that they had set release dates for the next two Spider-Man films. A third film was set for release on June 10, 2016, and a fourth for May 4, 2018. Sony also announced two spin-offs of the film series that will focus on Spider-Man villains, Venom and the Sinister Six. Sony had pushed back the third and fourth Spider-Man films, with their intended release dates respectively taken by an adaptation of the video game Uncharted and Avengers: Infinity War - Part I. After Sony and Marvel Studios reached a deal to reintroduce Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the sequels of The Amazing Spider-Man series, including the proposed spin-off were officially cancelled. In March 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Sony are moving forward with the standalone Venom movie with Dante Harper penning the script while Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will be producing and overseeing the project.
On February 9, 2015, it was announced that Sony and Disney made a deal for Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a new film to be released on July 7, 2017. The companies announced on June 23, 2015 that after many auditions, Tom Holland had been cast to play Spider-Man within the MCU. In November 2016, Holland announced that he's signed for 6 films in the MCU.
A scene in Iron Man 2 (2010), depicts a young boy in a child's Iron Man mask standing bravely in front of one of Justin Hammer's robots, which takes aim at him. Just in time, the boy is rescued by Anthony "Tony" Stark / Iron Man. Tom Holland confirmed in a 2017 interview that it was retroactively decided that the boy was Peter Parker. Max Favreau, the son of director Jon Favreau, plays young Peter Parker.
The first reference to Spider-Man within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following the deal with Sony, is at the end of Ant-Man. According to director Peyton Reed, the reference is made by a reporter who says to Samuel "Sam" Wilson / Falcon who is looking for Ant-Man. The reporter states, "Well, we got everything nowadays. We got a guy who jumps, we got a guy who swings, we got a guy who crawls up the walls, you gotta be more specific."
Peter Parker's first on-screen Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance in Captain America: Civil War (2016), when Tony Stark recruits him to fight alongside his faction of the Avengers. In the post-crs scene, he fiddles with a device that projects the Spider Signal on the ceiling in his bedroom.
Spider-Man features in three original Marvel novels published in the 1970s by Pocket Books -- Mayhem in Manhattan by Len Wein and Marv Wolfman, and Crime Campaign and Murder Moon, both by Paul Kupperberg. In the 1990s, Byron Preiss published a series of novels based on Marvel Comics, ed by Keith R. A. DeCandido, and written by various authors including Adam-Troy Castro, Tom DeFalco, and Diane Duane; Preiss also published two Spider-Man short-story anthologies. Byron Preiss' license eventually lapsed, and the new licensee, Pocket Star (an imprint of Pocket Books), released Down These Mean Streets, by DeCandido, in 2005. In 2006, they released The Darkest Hours by Jim Butcher, and in 2007, Drowned in Thunder by Christopher L. Bennett. Some of the Preiss novels were team-ups with other Marvel characters (including the X-Men, Iron Man, and the Hulk), while others were solo adventures. The Byron Preiss novels shared a common continuity and occasionally referenced events in earlier novels, while later novels included a time-line.
A number of Spider-Man children's books have also been published, from early readers and picture books to novels. Guide books include DK Publishing's Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide, by Tom DeFalco and Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero by Matthew K. Manning.
Spider-Man appeared in two Peanuts strips. In one, Spider-Man webs up Lucy so Charlie Brown can kick the football while in the other he webs up Snoopy and spins him around as a prank.
In 1995, BBC Radio commissioned a Spider-Man radio play which aired on BBC Radio 1 over 50 episodes on week days between January 15, 1996 and March 24, 1996. The performance was co-produced by Brian May, who also contributed to the musical arrangement and wrote and performed the theme tune.
At the Butlins family entertainment resorts in the United Kingdom, a musical titled Spider-Man On Stage played in 1999. The show contained music by Henry Marsh and Phil Pickett and a book and lyrics by David H. Bell. The original cast album by Varios Records runs 44 minutes.
In 2002, the company 2MA produced the first live-action Spider-Man stunt show, staged in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The same show played at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England in 2003 and 2004. Spider-Man has also made stage appearances in Pantomime at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre and the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, United Kingdom. In 2003 a similar stage show called Spider-Man Live! toured North America.
At Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, a musical stage version (loosely based on the 2002 live-action film and based on the comics) titled Spider-Man Rocks! was produced, combined singing and action stunt sequences similar to a Broadway musical. The attraction ran from May 2002 to August 2004, when it was replaced by Fear Factor Live! Because it is loosely based on the 2002 film, Green Goblin is basically in his comic book form instead of his movie form.
In 1990, The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin, developed and published by Sega, premiered on the Sega Master System and was later ported to the Mega Drive/Genesis in 1991, the Sega Game Gear in 1992, and the Sega Mega-CD in 1993. Fundamentally, the game is the same on each platform with each iteration including new levels, enhanced graphics and a few incremental improvements to the game play. The story involves Spider-Man trying to collect six keys from six villains to defuse a bomb in New York planted by the Kingpin. Spider-Man has a finite supply of webfluid and the only way to replenish is to take photos, most profitably of the supervillains, to sell to the Daily Bugle.
^Goodgion, Laurel F.; Varlejs, Jana, ed. (1978). Young Adult Literature in the Seventies: A Selection of Readings. Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press. p. 348. ISBN0-8108-1134-0.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
^David, Peter; Greenberger, Robert (2010). The Spider-Man Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles Spun from Marvel's Web. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Running Press. pp. 168 and 170. ISBN0762437723. In 1981, Spider-Man saw something of a banner year: he actually had competing animated series.
^Saffel, Steve (2007). "A Novel Approach". Spider-Man the Icon: The Life and Times of a Pop Culture Phenomenon. London, United Kingdom: Titan Books. p. 98. ISBN978-1-84576-324-4. Spider-Man led the way when Simon and Shuster published Mayhem in Manhattan by Len Wein and Marv Wolfman, under the Pocket Books imprint.