EXCLUSIVE: Rare SPIDER-MAN (2002) Vs. Green Goblin Behind-The-Scenes Images

StudioADI has given us the first look at their new video, that features never-before-seen images from the climactic fight scene between Spidey (Tobey Maguire) and the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). Also, come see how you can support practical special effects.

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By nailbiter111 - 5/26/2013


StudioADI (Amalgamated Dynamics) has been kind enough to send us their latest behind-the-scenes video. It's filled with rare photos, that showcase the practical effects that were used in the final battle between Spidey and the Green Goblin for Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002).

What I always enjoyed about this confrontation, is that it's based on comic book, "The Amazing Spider-Man" issue #122. Which is more commonly referred to as "The Goblin's Last Stand!" which is a continuation of "The Night Gwen Stacy Died." As we all know, Gwen wasn't in the film, so Mary Jane Watson (Kristen Dunst) took on the duties of the damsel in distress, hung and dropped from a bridge. While MJ did survive, Spidey still heads after the Green Goblin with a new found rage and unleashes his anger upon his nemesis. Now, go check out the video below. Godspeed, Spider-Man!



Fun Facts:
Once he received the role, Dafoe asked that he be allowed to perform his own stunts so that the character and movements would feel authentic, or else the audience would notice the difference. He performed about 95% of his own stunts, and unlike many of the stunt crew, learned how to handle the Goblin Glider after just 15 minutes.

During the fight between the Green Goblin and Spider-Man near the end of the movie, Willem Dafoe accidentally clipped Tobey Maguire on the chin with one blow.

Color costume considerations meant that Spider-Man was shot in front of a green screen, while the Green Goblin was shot in front of a blue one.

In the final battle between Spider-Man and the Goblin, the CGI artists had to change the color of the blood pouring from Spider-Man's mouth to a clear liquid, indicating spit. This was to ensure a PG rating. - IMDB




Spider-Man (2002) was directed by Sam Raimi ("Oz: The Great and Powerful"), from a script written by David Koepp. The cast included: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, and Rosemary Harris. The film had a budget of $140 million, and earned $821 million at the worldwide box office.

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If you're anything like me, you have a deep appreciation for practical effects more so than computer-generated effects. Just imagine how much different, and quite frankly inferior Steven Spielberg's Jaws or John Carpenter's The Thing would be if they were made today with Hollywood's obsession with digital.

Heck, for a fair comparison all you have to do is look back at the 2011's The Thing, which is basically a beat-for-beat remake of Carpenter's classic, but sold to moviegoers under the guise of being a prequel. Producers of that film replaced most of the amazing practical effects that were created by Amalgamated Dynamics for digital, which I and many others believe played a huge role in the film under-performing at the box office. ADI reached out to fans and let them have a taste of what they missed out on by posting videos on their YouTube channel, which you can view by clicking here

Which brings me to an exciting new Kickstarter project that is being lead by Amalgamated Dynamics Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis. Their plan is to create a full-length sci-fi/horror creature feature, in the vein of Alien and The Thing. And the best part? They will ONLY use PRACTICAL ANIMATRONICS and MAKEUP EFFECTS.. Check out their pitch below.


(Click Here For Their Kickstarter Page)


HARBINGER DOWN, a film that has been written, and will be directed by Alec Gillis (ADI), and produced by Tom Woodruff, Jr. (ADI).


The Plot - A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation. Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren't about to give up the warmth of human companionship.


HARBINGER DOWN is looking to raise $350,000 by Friday, June 7th
ADI Concept Art by Paul Komoda
ADI Concept Art by Paul Komoda
Source: HARBINGER DOWN
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Jollem - 5/26/2013, 6:43 PM
ComicFan1134 - 5/26/2013, 6:45 PM
Wow, The Green Ranger Really Needs To Lay Off Tha Crack,LOL! I Want More Practical Effects, Not One Movie....BTW, First.
ComicFan1134 - 5/26/2013, 6:46 PM
Dammit.
novaprime - 5/26/2013, 6:56 PM
Best Marvel Cbms ever!!!
1. Avengers
2. Spiderman 2
3. The Incredible Hulk
4. SpiderMan
5. Thor
6. Blade 2
7.IronMan
8. Captain America
9. Blade 1
10. X-Men 1st Class
novaprime - 5/26/2013, 6:58 PM
11. The Amazing SpiderMan
12. X men 1
& More to Come to Make the Top 20s list
Pending - 5/26/2013, 7:01 PM
So many awesome practical effects in that first Spider-Man, makes me appreciate it even more. As for that fight scene..well all the cgi in the world can't beat that good ol' fashion beatdown from goblin.
CaptainObvious - 5/26/2013, 7:02 PM
This was the movie that got me into reading comic books.
AshleyWilliams - 5/26/2013, 7:06 PM
Still a wonderful movie.
novaprime - 5/26/2013, 7:12 PM
Great movie!!!
jerryblake - 5/26/2013, 7:13 PM
well ... Dafoe was good. He overplayed it a bit, but still.
As for the movie ... campy, but fun.
jerryblake - 5/26/2013, 7:28 PM
still better than Hellboy :)

just kidding Levi
JoeMomma29 - 5/26/2013, 7:41 PM
Sorry Spiderman 2 was the best! Seeing Dr. Ock on the big screen was just awesome and some of the best fight scenes ever!
Bigred20 - 5/26/2013, 7:51 PM
dont tell harry
IronSpider691 - 5/26/2013, 7:57 PM
I honestly dont see why they needed to completely redesign the whole costume, all they needed is to make it more comfortable -_-
TheDIsSilent - 5/26/2013, 8:03 PM
Jesus, does every article regarding Spider-Man on this site have to revert to a flame war between fans of each movie? Stop saying one's better than the other while insulting the other movie. It leads nowhere and it's just idiotic.
FlyingSeel - 5/26/2013, 8:12 PM
Wait wasn't the movie rated PG-13? How come it says they had to change the color of the blood to spit so that they could get a PG one?
robsncoppers - 5/26/2013, 8:15 PM
I liked Green Goblin's costume. Rubber masks are dumb.
Doppelganger - 5/26/2013, 8:53 PM
novaprime -

Best Marvel Cbms ever!!!
1. Avengers
2. Spiderman 2
3. The Incredible Hulk
4. SpiderMan
5. Thor
6. Blade 2
7.IronMan
8. Captain America
9. Blade 1
10. X-Men 1st Class

Good choices brother, I would just change Thor with Iron Man
UrbanKnight - 5/26/2013, 8:55 PM
Man, Raimi didn't deserve to go out of the Spider-man Franchise with Spider-man 3!

He needs to do one more!

Spider-man is still one of my favorites. Its nearly about as good as The Avengers imo. So was Spider-man 2.
TheBlackNerd - 5/26/2013, 9:37 PM
The showdown between Goblin and Spider-Man was epic!!!

sameoldthing - 5/26/2013, 9:52 PM
First Spider-Man would have been better than Spidey 2 (Best Spider-Man movie made so far) if Green Goblin outfit was more like the comic book version.

(Also..no stupid Macy Gray singing B.S. that was worse than "Emo-Peter" dance scene. Almost.)
Ceejay - 5/26/2013, 10:14 PM
Seriously, there are still fanboys hung up over the Green Goblin not wearing a Halloween costume instead of a flight suit and helmet?

He's flying a bloody contraption hundreds of feet in the air and you guys think a Halloween costume would be more appropriate just so it stays true to the dumb comic concept?

..thank god you're a minority, one day nature will select you for extinction.
Jobu - 5/26/2013, 10:20 PM
The make up job that was tested for Dafoe before they went with the mask was awesome, too bad they didn't use that.
MrChuff - 5/27/2013, 12:49 AM
Should've used the anamatronic Goblin head....
Tony93 - 5/27/2013, 12:49 AM
so much nostalgia.. I loved this film and the second one.. still better than TASM
sameoldthing - 5/27/2013, 2:39 AM
@Ceejay
Every time I see you post a comment you never fail to show your ignorance.
Read these words & try to comprehend:

-THESE ARE MAKE BELIEVE COMIC BOOK MOVIES YOU DUMB ASS!!
-IT HAS PEOPLE WITH INCREDIBLE POWERS DOING AMAZING THINGS.
-GREEN GOBLIN DOES NOT NEED A FLIGHT SUIT WITH HIS ABILITIES..IF SO,JUST CALL HIM "ROCKET JOCKEY".
-DON'T VARY TOO FAR FROM THE SOURCE & ALL WILL BE WELL.


Sparrowsabre7 - 5/27/2013, 2:44 AM
@flying seel: In the UK there was a huge hubbub about the film being a 12 because, at the time, the 12a rating didn't exist (equivalent to PG-13) so anyone under 12 would not be able to go see the movie, which was naturally quite disappointing for some kids. Luckily for Raimi they brought in the 12a rating that year and re-released it as a 12a.
GetsugaTensho22 - 5/27/2013, 4:23 AM
@sameoldthing: That is the dumbest justification i've ever heard. I know, Why not have Green Goblin ride a unicorn! Why won't spidey shoot rainbow laced spider-webs! it's all make believe!!

Anyway, the flight suit enable us to see just how [frick]ing insane Norman really is, by showing him as outwardly human. He didn't physically need to change, and was even scarier because of it. Just watch the scene where he's trying to tell Peter that he's possessed,only to try to impale him with his glider. Just shows how scary he can be!
sameoldthing - 5/27/2013, 5:08 AM
@GetsugaTensho22

You need to get the jizz out of your ears if that's the dumbest thing you have heard,moron.

In the context of "comic books" it's all make believe,in which the Green Goblin does indeed have enhanced abilities & does not need a Power Ranger suit.
The comic book versions & variations of it are infinitely scarier than the helmet/mask.

Only a mentally challenged person such as yourself would reason when commenting on a comic book movie,you would out of nowhere insert a fantasy creature such as a unicorn into the story.

Keep your sex fantasies to yourself Rainbow Brite.

grabass - 5/27/2013, 5:45 AM
^^dude, ear-jizz is a serious condition. You shouldn't make jokes about that.

Hopefully the long wait for Jurassic Park 4 has something to do with perfecting awesome new animatronics.
MrNiklander - 5/27/2013, 7:18 AM
All I say is this Chris Cooper has a tough act to follow HE BETTER [frick]ING DELIVER
Nomis1800 - 5/27/2013, 8:10 AM
If only they used the Orc like face this would've been so much better..
Rukawa1984 - 5/27/2013, 1:09 PM
Chris Cooper has a hard time filling those shoes. Dafoe nailed the carácter, Osborn is not only bad, he is INSANE. And about the practical effects, this is Sam Reimi we are talking about.

"Amazing" Spiderman was horrible, and Amazing 2 looks the same way with that navi Electro and that ABSURD Rhino, but I'm looking forward for Cooper's performance.
JCYates - 5/27/2013, 5:25 PM
Images? Looks like a video:(

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