Watch: Unseen 'Spider-Man' Trailer Reveals Tobey Maguire Wearing Web-Shooters

Watch: Unseen 'Spider-Man' Trailer Reveals Tobey Maguire Wearing Web-Shooters

Sep 27, 2012

In 2001 at the Electronic Expo, the first very trailer was revealed for Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. It's a fairly quick teaser that introduces the main cast and doesn't looking completely polished, but what's fascinating about this is that it features a shot of Tobey Maguire wearing mechanical web-shooters. You'll remember that they opted to give Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) mechanical web-shooters in The Amazing Spider-Man to remain more consistent with Spider-Man's origin story.

However, while making the 2002 Spider-Man, director Sam Raimi thought the audience would have to suspend their disbelief a little too much in order to buy the fact that a high school kid could invent something that elaborate. Of course we're talking about a movie where a kid gets bitten by a radioactive spider and turns into a superhero, but the web-shooters took it a bit too far. 

Those web-shooters remained in every draft of the script -- and, based on this promo trailer (which, granted, may be a hoax), even made it to production -- but at the end of the day Raimi squashed them. To see what they looked like, though, watch the trailer below.

Do you think having mechanical web-shooters would've made Raimi's trilogy better? [via CBM]

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