As the MCU’s Spider-Man trilogy gets more and more stacked we are counting down the days until filming begins. There have been rumors of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire reprising their roles of Peter Parker for the new MCU film. Doing so would create the first ever live action Spider-Verse.
If the MCU can pull this off they’ll become the greatest Spider-Man trilogy since the Bruce Campbell Spider-Man Universe. You read that right. While some people consider the three Spider-Man films that came out between 2002-2007 to be the “Sam Raimi” trilogy or even the “Tobey Maguire” trilogy. Let’s face it, the glue that held those films together was always Bruce Campbell and his cameos.
Campbell and Raimi started working together back in college. Their first film, “It’s Murder!,” was released in 1977 and was shot on Super 8 film for only $2,000. The pair achieved universal praise when they teamed up again for “The Evil Dead” in 1981. Campbell has been appearing in Raimi films ever since.
When Raimi directed the Spider-Man trilogy in the early to mid 2000s, he made sure Campbell cameoed in each film as a completely different character. Campbell’s cameos add a humorous extra layer to the original Spider-Man trilogy.
Campbell first appeared in “Spider-Man” as the announcer at the wresting match Peter Parker fights in. Parker wanted to be called the “Human Spider” but Campbell’s character gives him the name “Spider-Man” instead.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Campbell returns to cameo in “Spider-Man 2” as an usher who won’t let Peter into Mary-Jane’s show. After Peter misses MJ’s show, the couple’s friendship hits the rocks.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Campbell makes his last cameo as a French maître d’ who helps Parker as he attempts to propose to Mary-Jane. The result is a hilarious scene that perfectly ties the bow on Campbell’s run of Spider-Man cameos.
It’s hard to say which one of Bruce Campbell’s cameos is the best. On one hand he saved Peter Parker from having the movie be called “The Human Spider” but then again his “Spider-Man 3” cameo is incredibly wholesome. While we all wait for more Spider-Man news from the MCU, it’s nice to rewatch the original Spider-Man trilogy: the Bruce Campbell Spider-Man Universe.