Spider-Man (2002-2007)

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Name: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man (2002-2007)
Spider-Man Trilogy
Spider-Man (Raimi Movies)
Abbreviation(s): Ramiverse Earth-96283
Creator: Sam Raimi
Based upon the Spider-Man comics by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Date(s): 2002, 2004, 2007
Medium: live-action films
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Wikipedia,
IMDB of 1, 2 and 3
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Spider-Man (2002-2007), sometimes stylized as the Spider-Man Trilogy, is three Columbia Pictures films directed by Sam Raimi focused on the Marvel Comics character with the same name. It stars Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Harry Osborn, and J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. All three movies were hits at the box office, although the third has mixed reviews.


Spider-Man (2002)

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Due to the considerable success of the first film, two sequels were released and a fourth film was planned and was slated for a release in 2011, but was canceled in favor of a reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, released in 2012. A spin off focusing on Venom, who is the primary antagonist of Spider-Man 3, was also being developed alongside Spider-Man 4 between 2007 and 2010. Later, it was intended to tie in to the Amazing Spider-Man universe, before finally being released in 2018 as a Marvel Cinematic Universe-adjacent film.

Main Characters

Minor Characters

Stan Lee appeared in all three films in a cameo role.



The upside-down kiss shared between Mary Jane and Spider-Man inspired many copies, both in fandom and in media. The third Spider-Man film produced a lot of mixed reviews from fans from the way Peter was portrayed under the alien symbiote which brings out Peter's "dark side" (basically a gothic outter appearance besides the black Spidey suit, darker personality, and a fondness of walking down the street dancing to 70s music. See side gif for example).

Crossovers are fairly common, often appearing within other superhero related fandoms such as Smallville, Heroes and Fantastic Four.

Some vidders or fanartists that create gifs or picspams often use a mixture aka mashup of the Spider-Man trilogy and The Amazing Spider-Man films to showcase Spider-Man and/or the other characters.


Male slash predominates in the fandom; the most popular pairings are Harry Osborn/Peter Parker and the canonical het pairing of Peter Parker/Mary Jane Watson. Peter Parker/Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson/Harry Osborn were minor pairings in the fandom. Two other minor pairings of Peter/Felicia Hardy and Harry Osborn/Felicia Hardy due to Felicia Hardy/Black Cat not appearing in the trilogy.

Various crossover pairings appeared, for example Peter Parker/Chloe Sullivan or Harry Osborn/Chloe Sullivan.



  • Just A Face On A Train by katheryne After rescuing a train from Doc Ock's attack, Peter Parker found himself unmasked and indebted to those he had just saved. 4 months later, a train passenger again crosses paths with the young hero. Based on events from SpiderMan 2. Words: 11,504
  • It Has Always Been You, Enquiring Minds and Best Wishes by htbthomas: A fanfic trilogy set post-Spiderman 2 and written prior to the release of Spiderman 3. It imagines the growth of Peter and MJ's relationship after the events of the second film, with some conflict in the form of Harry Osborne.
  • Memories and Revelations by bettybrant Movieverse. Pairing: PP&MJ. An MJ POV story of the last act of the movie. A resourceful MJ struggles to solve the mystery of Peter Parker, helped by a few intriguing memories and various exciting events. Complete! Words: 66,507
  • Night At The Hospital by shadowglove88, Set during Spiderman 3. While on a JL assignment to try and convince Spiderman to join them, Chloe agrees to keep an eye on an amnesiac Harry Osborn at the hospital while Peter is out patrolling. (Harry/Chloe Sullivan, the first fic of Chlarry Series)



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