Superman’s Huge Reference in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man


Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy makes a reference to Superman despite the fact the character originates in the DC Comic’s Universe.

The very first installment of the Spider-Man series, directed by Sam Raimi, that makes a hilarious reference to DC comic’s Man Of Steel Superman, despite the latter originating in a rival superhero universe.

First beginning with Spider-Man back in the year 2002 and then ending with Spider-Man 3 in the year 2007 the director’s Spider-Man trilogy Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco included SpiderMan’s Catchphrase during one of the early scenes of the Spiderman film.

Sam Raimi’s Spiderman Trilogy is considered to be one of the main superhero series, alongside the famous X- Men 2000 and then Blade 1998 franchises, that revived the comic book movie craze for a mainstream audience.

The Trilogy following the Web-shooting friendly neighborhood Spider-Man paved the way for the success of other comic book movie franchises, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe Infinity War Saga, which began with Iron Man in the year 2008.


In the first Spider-Man film, we saw that peter parker uses Superman’s catchphrase, which Clark Kent used every time he flew up into the sky, in one of the opening scenes of the film when Parker is learning how to use his new spidey abilities.

After the character was bitten by a radioactive spider during a field trip to a genetics laboratory, he is seen practicing activating his web-shooting on a rooftop in the new York City.

However, this is not only the reference, as the first film alludes to another DC Comic’s series Shazam!.

Within the same scene, Peter Parker also shouts the phrase “Shazam” to attempt to shoot his webs, which of course is the only comical if you know.


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