This summer Spider-Man joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe by making an appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Next year, everybody’s favorite wall crawler is set to debut in a Marvel/Disney/Sony joint production entitled Spider-Man: Homecoming. Since 2002 Spidey has been the centerpiece of five big-budget feature films but there was a time when the making of a movie based off of the alter ego of May Parker’s favorite nephew was an almost unthinkable task! That didn’t stop Marvel from trying though and in 1977 a television movie was produced starring Nicholas Hammond as the friendly neighborhood wall crawler! Several weeks ago the New Beverly Theater in Los Angeles screened the ’77 Spider-Man pilot film and although Corey and Kristian couldn’t make the screening they were still able to watch it via the magic of YouTube! So sit back and relax, true believers, as we travel back to a time before CGI, before basketball textured superhero costumes, and before onscreen superheroes had abs of steel! It’s time to talk the 1977 TV movie of Spider-Man on this week’s episode of Part-Time Fanboy!
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