Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cool Poster: Spider-Man and the Twin Towers Poster

Todd R. Ramlow posted on PopMatters writes,

"After the WTC Twin Towers fell, Spider-Man's producers and creators found themselves in something of a pickle. It seems that during one of Spider-Man's (Tobey Maguire) many battles with his arch-nemesis, the Green Goblin (played as fiendishly schizophrenic by Willem Dafoe), we were to be shown a web Spidey had spun between the Twin Towers to snare the villain, and which accidentally catches a passing helicopter instead. Not only was the image a key element in the film's final movement, it had also already been released to theaters in a teaser trailer and was featured in the mass print marketing that was set to commence.

Wisely, execs decided to nix the trailer, rethink their ad campaign, and re-edit the film's last reel. So the web trick gets repeated in a less "controversial" location and the showdown between Spidey and the Goblin centers on their battle royale on and around the Queensborough Bridge. Elsewhere in the film, familiar NYC landmarks abound -- the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, for example. Additionally, as something of a tribute to New Yorkers, a scene was added during the battle in which spectators gathered on the bridge throw rocks and garbage at the Goblin. One citizen tells the green meanie: "You mess with one of us, you mess with all of us!"

I actually got one of these posters for my collection from a friend of mine who bought it overseas.

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