The font used for the posters of the play Mary Jane appears in, was originally designed for the first Fantastic Four logo.
The over 600 latex "web" balloons in the celebration scene had to be hand-painted with a Sharpie marker.
Partial scenes, where Spider-Man is hanging from the back of an armored car, were filmed in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, due to high shooting costs in New York City.
Eddie's line - "My spider-sense is tingling... if you know what I'm talking about!" - when referring to MJ, was Topher Grace's idea.
Is the only Spider-Man movie to not have a version of the classic Spider-Man theme play over the end credits.
There were many scenes that were shot but never released on DVD including a montage of Peter (in his black suit) taking down criminals and leaving them strung up, tons of character-building moments, a confrontation scene between Captain Stacy and Eddie Brock (where Gwen dumps him at her father's house) and Peter freaking out after he looks in a mirror and sees a nightmarish version of the Venom symbiote screaming at him.
The song that Kirsten Dunst at the beginning of the film is from Annie Get Your Gun (1950).
It was considered at one point to split the movie into two films.
Some of the track and electrical hardware in the subway sets were on loan from SEPTA in Philadelphia and came from the city's Broad St. Subway.
The demanding shoot in Cleveland meant that a section in downtown was closed down. The pavements had to be repainted to resemble those in NY. Traffic signs and electricity poles were removed for stunts. The shooting schedule also overlapped with the start of the MLB season for the Indians as well as the NBA playoffs for the Cavaliers and the heavier-than-usual traffic had to be re-routed. Despite all this, it is reported that the people of Cleveland welcomed the crew and didn't complain about the disruption the shoot caused.
Sam Raimi was already familiar with Thomas Haden Church as he very nearly cast the actor in The Gift (2000).
In a fight scene where Spider-Man punches through Sandman's chest, congenital amputee boxer Baxter Humby took Tobey Maguire's place in filming the scene. Humby, who was born without his right hand, helped deliver the intended effect of punching through Sandman's chest.
The movie had the best per-theater average ($34,807) ever among wide releases.
In the background, you can see a Charles Manson news article for the Daily Bugle framed and hanging on the wall.
Series Trademark: (song) During the celebration scene the band plays an alternate rendition of the Spider-Man (1967) TV show theme while Spider-Man ascends to the stage. However, the song is absent from the closing credits for the first time in this series.
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