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Spider-Man: The Series
Responsibility is a Journey

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Next week, HOSTAGE.
 
Tonight's premiere will be loaded. With various behind the scenes of the PILOT features with the PILOT itself. To start off, just what exactly was I thinking when I set off on this massive task of organizing a "TV show" netwide, even though in teleplay format. 22 episodes in total, 40-50 pages each. Well. Below is a multiple chapter insider on the beginning of the series and how I percieve and changed some parts of the characters.


SPIDER-MAN: THE SERIES
BEHIND THE SCENES
PRT. 1: INSPIRATION, SETTINGS AND CHARACTERS
 
Television has always been a realm of the media in which a story can take time to unfold and come into being. Characters are further examined and their relationships are explored. As we move further into the 21st century it is evident that the special effects being created will some day be available on TV. As a film maker, I never did see TV as being a big outlet for me to tell stories, last winter changed my horizon.
In September of last year I was engulfed in a realm of the mythos of a famous super hero and his journey from adolescence to adulthood in the hit WB show Smallville. Smallville begins with a young Clark Kent starting high school and having to face his future destiny. The series itself started four years ago, but ABC Family re-runs got me intrigued into the Man of Steel’s journey and how he became who he is. Thus, I bought all of the DVD box sets and watched all of the seasons of the show, slowly and gradually watching Clark Kent become Superman and Lex Luthor become his infamous arch nemesis.
I wanted to write my own show, along the similar lines of Smallville but I didn’t know where to begin. My original concept was a group of mutants starting of high school and gradually a new mutant would come into the story episode by episode. This plan for a show however, went no where because there was no definite finish. Thus, I set my sights on the Man without Fear. Daredevil the lawyer by day, vigilante by night masked red devil that fought crime and the Kingpin of New York City. But, once again I was lost at where to further this idea of a Law & Order meets Smallville type series. But, then I remembered the recent Spider-Man comic series that had come out.
Ultimate Spider-Man, although it has no definite story it told, Peter Parker was once again in high school starting off his freshman year. I decided that I would write a television series centering on Peter Parker and the Gwen Stacy character arc that was never exploited in any other form of media adaptation of the famous web slinger. Similarly to audiences turning in to watch Clark Kent become Superman, audiences would now be able to turn in and watch the story of a teenager slowly learn that with great power comes through great responsibility through trial and error Peter would eventually become the man behind the mask.
 
In a quiet suburban town located in Queens, New York an ordinary teenager’s life drastically changes after attending a local science exhibit that is being hosted by Yuma Corp. Peter Parker is a freshman in high school, has a crush for the girl next door, gets perfect grades and isn’t quite up to par when it comes to athletics and popularity. Peter’s parents were spies for the US government; although he does not know this, heroism has always been a strong point in the Parker family. Unfortunately, when Peter is first bitten by the radioactive spider he does not at first become a vigilante watching over New York City.
In a world post World War II, Peter is a teenager affected by the idealism we learn on MTV, teen movies and other popular venues of media for teenagers. Peter realizes that he is different and that due to this difference he could become an instant celebrity! Thus, he signs a deal with a crooked talent agent and soon finds himself changing in a lot of ways. He’s taken up the habit of smoking, he’s neglected his aunt and uncle who have raised him when his parent’s died, and treats his old friends like crap. In other words, Peter found himself in the complete opposite status that he was before he was bitten; he’s been consumed by his greed and lust for popularity. He stops caring and starts believing that everyone is below him.
Upon being cheated by Bock, the talent agent, he allows a burglar to get away with stolen money out of pure ignorance. When Peter arrives home he finds that his Uncle has been murdered and that the killer was the same person he had failed to stop before because he let his own beliefs of being superior get in the way. It was his fault that his Uncle is dead and this hurts him more than a bullet wound ever could.
Uncle Ben has always believed that one small man could make a difference and that with great power there must always come great responsibility. At Ben’s funeral, Peter makes a promise to live up to his Uncle’s expectations for him and that he would live by his moral standards. He becomes Spider-Man, but this is much more easily said than done.
Responsibility is a journey. Throughout life there are various obstacles that lead us astray and challenge our beliefs as well as doubt ourselves. This is the same for Peter. His first encounters end with a sad note for Peter, he feels that he has failed and consults his Uncle via his conscience one last time. Ben tells Peter that he must learn how to cope with what has happened to him and that he can’t save everybody.
The series leads Peter into many obstacles, some ranging from simplistic events to complex conspiracies leading him ultimately into the heart of the real New York City. Peter has to learn heroism, self sacrifices for the better good, accepting a loss and dealing with a constantly changing world. When he put on that mask and made a promise to his uncle, he knew that his life would change forever. His goal now is to try to adapt and become the man behind the mask.
 
The world in which the characters live in is not a great place. New York City is now a place filled with tragedy, loss and despair. Forever to be linked to the frightening reality of terrorism because of the infamous attack on 9/11; the city is slowly rotting away and crime is gradually rising to power. These are times in which the world needs a hero, someone to believe in, someone who can stand up to the “big man” also referred to as The Kingpin. Few businesses are not somehow involved in illegal activity, straight cops who fight for justice is rare and newspaper companies will do whatever is needed to get a story, even if that means neglecting personal privacy. Spider-Man represents hope for the city; he represents the idea that justice is still present and alive.
There are two worlds that are represented in the series. The lightness and hope of the world is represented by Peter, the color scheme is bright and lively. The Parker Home is the ideal family home, it is a beautiful house surrounded by a white picket fence, it’s prosperous and surrounded by loving neighbors. The inside of the house is very conservative, sky blue wallpaper, a wooden dinner table and a family room where the whole family could have sat. The cellar of the house is filled with boxes of hand-me downs, an opening that has a beautiful view towards the night sky and moon above, a chalkboard table and neatly placed cob webs. Midtown High School is also a relatively beautiful surrounding and atmosphere as well.
The Osborn’s color scheme represents the darkness and hidden darkness found in the city. A Victorian mansion, filled with expensive furniture and technology, sports cars parked in the garage, and rooms that hardly anyone has ever been in. It’s a mansion in which someone could get lost in, because the Osborns are just one piece of the complicated puzzle of corruptness found in the city. The labs of Oscorp is colored with a steel exterior, with neon blue, green and purple outlining all of the equipment and machines found inside. Harry’s specific areas are lighter in tone, however as the story progresses this will also start to deteriorate.
New York City has become a place of uncertainty. Peter’s surroundings are filled with hope and the remaining beauty found in the world around us. While the Osborn’s surroundings are dark and have material objects everywhere. As the series progresses, these color schemes will blend together as Peter is brought further into the world that is New York City.
 
When Peter Parker was five years old his parents died in a plane crash and for most of his life he has never understood who his parents were or why this had happened to them. His Aunt and Uncle readily adopted him with embracing arms and he has always felt love when he was around them. Uncle Ben had a lasting impact upon Peter’s life, he instilled in Peter all that he knew and all that he believed in. Peter was never a popular kid, most of his life he was engulfed in conducting his various science experiments which didn’t bode well with the other students. Peter wasn’t like them, thus they couldn’t understand him and began to mock him. When Peter was five years old, Gwen moved in across the street, she was the first girl Peter had ever fallen in love with and the only girl that he had these feelings for. To him Gwen was perfect in every way, she was the girl he would some day marry and start a family with. Unfortunately, Peter was always shy. He did get around to becoming friends with Gwen, due to the urging of his best friend Jason Lonello, but he never did express how he truly felt.
Freshman year of high school has began and Peter is still the quiet kid sitting in the back of the room pondering the formula for various elements and asking how he could possibly manipulate them in a unique and distinct way. His arch enemy of the years has been Flash Thompson, the most popular guy in school who has always had the loving affection of Gwen! Peter is sometimes labeled as the Stephen King student of the school, the one most likely to go insane. But, Peter doesn’t care what the rest think he knows that he has two supportive friends, a loving family, and that knowledge will never fail him.
In the beginning weeks of High School Peter is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains new and special abilities, his personality also takes a turn for the worst turning him into the type of person he would usually dread to stumble across in the halls. A month has gone by and Peter has become a notable basketball player for Midtown High, has neglected all of his family and friends and has taken up the habit of smoking. When Peter’s uncle dies, he realizes that it was his fault. He makes a promise, changes his ways and becomes Spider-Man in hopes of redeeming himself for his past sins. The part that terrifies and haunts Peter the most though is that this other personality that he took on, was who he really is inside.
Peter gradually becomes more active in the community, learns that there may perhaps be another side of Flash Thompson and that life was never as bad as he thought it was. He’s overcome his fear of challenging the bad guys around him by resorting to ridiculing his foes and remembering what his Uncle had taught him. Over the next couple of years Peter will encounter all types of challenges and will have to make difficult decisions, but ultimately he will end up becoming the man behind the mask- he will become Spider-Man inside and out.
 
When Harry Osborn was a child his mother, had tried to teach him about acceptance, generosity and love. This went against everything Norman believed in, he was as strict a father as he was a husband. Norman would berate his wife and this often led to some form of physical violence. When Harry, five years old, was walking through the hallways, he heard banging noises and his mother screaming, he stopped outside of the door and waited. When it opened, it revealed a frowning Norman Osborn yelling at his son, asking what he was doing there. The next day was his mother’s funeral and Harry has never been the same since.
Jump forward 15 years and Harry Osborn is a millionaires’ playboy son who has one night stands with cheerleaders and his own array of butlers and cooks! His father looks down towards him, seeing his actions as often being immature. Harry doesn’t care about what his father thinks, and this may in fact be a way that he rebels against his father for the torment he had to put up with when he was a child. Norman has never been there for him and has never treated him even remotely like a son. Part of Harry wants to make his father proud, while the other part hopes that he would die a painful death. When Peter later questions Harry about his relationship with his father, Harry often related it to the now clichéd example of the Manson family Christmas special. Norman, instead of spending time with his son, resorts to sending him to psychologists and group sessions in hopes that his son will finally get well! Harry has even resorted to insisting to not be called Mr. Osborn, because it reminds him too much of his father. In another episode when discussing the father/son differences Harry states that his father is a genius only when it comes to science, not people.
Harry often wants to forget who he is and where he has come from. He has good intentions, but good intentions can often lead to self-destruction. Unfortunately, similar to Lex Luthor, Harry will never have a chance to shine his true colors because he has already been corrupted by his father and will travel down the path and into damnation. One day truly becoming his father’s heir.
 
Norman Osborn came from a trailer trash family; his father often abused his mom and would ridicule his son as being an embarrassment to the family name. Norman’s father was the school athlete when he was in high school, strong and stupid in his case. Norman was never strong, he was always a fragile boy looking for his father’s acceptance but never attaining it. Norman would study for long hours of the night, hoping that one day he might make his father proud of him. At school his rival was Richard Parker, Peter’s father, a man who rivaled Norman in his genius. During this time Norman also met and fell in love with his future wife, who was from the same trailer park and also from a broken family. Finally he found someone he could be himself with. Norman did make something of himself, he became a rich millionaire and his parents and past somehow completely disappeared from public knowledge and record.
Norman had a son, Harry, who he wanted to raise to be a strong man, not someone who was strong in heart but in motivation and will power. His wife had other plans, but she too would perish and fade away into the past. Norman has spent his years with his son using him as a token politically and sending him to far away private schools to get his son as far away from him as possible. Norman never truly cared for his son, only for the maintenance of himself and of his business.
It is redundant to state that Norman will one day become the Green Goblin. But, this transformation will not take place for some time yet, purposefully. Instead it is important to show that even without the identity of the Green Goblin, Norman Osborn was always a monster. Norman only cares for himself; he takes bizarre pleasure in other’s pain and suffering and will always do whatever is necessary to ensure his successes even if it means murder! It is possible that he is in some way connected to the Kingpin, but it is also possible to state that his corporate rival Justin Hammers is also under the Kingpin’s pocket. Nonetheless, Norman does prove to be a worthy rival and foe for Peter Parker. Even though, eerily as it sounds Peter was the closest thing Norman would ever consider to be his “son”.
 
GWEN STACY

Gwen is the typical girl next door; she’s beautiful, smart, nice, witty and strong. Unfortunately for Peter she is also dating his arch enemy Flash Thompson! Although Gwen often stands up for Peter and is always there for him, Peter wants Gwen to be more than just a child hood friend. She was raised in the perfect nuclear family model, her father is an honest cop and her mother was a stay at home mom that always guided her throughout her life. But, soon this nuclear family will also have to deal with it’s own share of problems and sadness that will bring Peter and Gwen closer together due to having gone through the same experience.

GEORGE STACY

An honest cop on the New York Police Department, who understands that the Kingpin owns more than fifty percent of the district and is allowing criminals to walk away free; his mission is to attempt to stop the Kingpin, even though one day this may eventually lead to his death. George has a loving wife and daughter, but will soon go through a depression and start taking up alcoholism to attempt to stop his agonizing pain. George is very reminiscent of Lieutenant James Gordon from the Batman comics, in that he is always there for Spider-Man when he needs him and acts as the inside man and the side of justice.

BEN URICH

Ben Urich was a reporter for USA Today, when he was first starting out he would do anything to get a story… anything. Unfortunately, he also broke many laws and disregards the personal feelings of others while getting these stories ultimately leading towards his downfall. His wife died, he lost his job and lost all of his friends due to his habits of lying and treachery. Learning the hardest lessons ever, he eventually landed a job at the Daily Bugle. Although he would agree that his editor, Jameson is a prick he does not proclaim it because he is scared of what would happen if he ever did. He finds potential in Peter and acknowledges that Peter may be a lot more than he is letting on.

BETTY BRANT

Betty’s dream is to become a famous reporter, similar to her father who is currently working for TIMES magazine! Her father has been business affiliates with Jameson for a while and ensured that his daughter get a secretary position there to help get her into the news room and further her goal of becoming a reporter, like her father. Initially she is only friends with Peter, but eventually the two fall in love; Peter’s first actual girl friend.

J.J. JAMESON

Long time editor of the Daily Bugle, this always angry and yelling manager of the Bugle will do anything to get a story. Even if that means disregarding personal privacy! Jameson is disliked by most of his employees and he has a personal vendetta against Spider-Man because he is jealous that the web slinger is someone that he can never be, an honest fighter for justice. Even though Jameson raised a healthy and handsome astronaught son, who has seemed to attained attention from the local teenage girls of Midtown High School.

JASON LONELLO

Jason is Peter’s best friend and they have known each other since childhood. Even though Jason is now a high school football athlete, he still finds time to hang out with Peter. Always interested in what Peter is up to and offering shelter when needed. At first glance you’d think the two were brothers if you didn’t know who they really were.
 
More Behind The Scenes Material To Come!!!
> History Of Spider-man
> Deleted Scenes
> Alternate Version


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Spider-man: The Series
Responsibility Is A Journey
9.28.05
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Welcome to SPIDER-MAN: THE SERIES. First I have to say thank you to all of my team that has come on to help me with this project: Zev, Webmistress_04, Sentinal_08, MarvelMovies, and LuxAeterna. In addition to other writers that had accepted to be part of the team, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts such as Detective Flass, Spider-Bat, and Squirrel. Hopefully we’ll see you in the second season.

I worked very hard on this project and hope it shows. This was my first time writing on a small project, which I have Broc Landers (over at comingsoon.net) to thank for. He told me to start with smaller projects and work your way up. Since I started on the PILOT the film screenplays that I have written on the side have dramatically improved. Thanks for your piece of advice.

Smallville aired in 2001, developed by the very creative Al Gough and Miles Millar. I have them to thank for the inspiration at how to adapt a ‘high school’ comic book hero into a live action television series. And thank you Michael Brian Bendis for your Ultimate Spider-Man comics which brought fans back to knowing where Peter Parker started, bitten by the fateful radioactive spider in high school at Freshman year. Can’t wait for your game. Thanks Sam Raimi, your films were also an inspiration. And Avi, if your reading this- thanks for bringing the Marvel properties to screen and someday hopefully I’ll have the pleasure of working with the various talents over at MARVEL. But, I also have to thank the various cartoons, incarnations in comics, and even video games.

And, who could forget the person that receives the greatest thank you of all- Stan Lee. The creator of the characters we have all come to love over the years. Whether it’s Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, etc. Stan has created a marvelous universe for the Marvel universe. The characters in the world- connected to each other, and their various interactions. This also plays a part in the series, the series takes part in this universe and uses it to its advantages. Even if it’s as small an appearance as Karen Page, seeing where she started before becoming the secretary to Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson.

I am in my Senior year of high school, and looking back I can see that it was a journey of discovery. I matured a lot throughout these four years, more than I had thought once I entered through the double blue doors and into my future. I become more responsible, due to the various life obstacles that I came across through my daily life. I made various friends, and had my own adventures. Now, it’s time for a new chapter to begin. Another teenager to enter high school, his name is Peter Parker.

Peter is your average kid, he’s not overly popular, nor is he a science nerd. In his first week at high school he is bitten by a spider that would change his life forever, in ways that he would never have foreseen. He will go through life changing obstacles, he will see where he came from and he will become a hero that we all know and love- despite the various Jameson attempts at labeling Spider-Man as being the villain. So, sit back and enjoy… SPIDER-MAN: THE SERIES begins now.
 
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FADE IN:

INT. OLD ABANDONED ACME WAREHOUSE- NIGHT
At first the screen is black, we can see nothing but pure darkness.
VOICE
Don’t hurt me… please- don’t…
The voice was coming from that of a frightened man, all of a sudden –BAM!!! We hear the sound of A BODY BEING THROWN AGAINST A BRICK WALL, bones CRACKLE.
VOICE
God save me…
The camera begins to move away from our obstructive view due to a large stone pillar, now we can see what’s happening… The warehouse, cold and decrypt. A man on the ground leaning against the right wall, WHIMPERING for his life. Standing above him, is a figure cloaked in complete shadow. Holding a car above his head, aiming towards the whimpering man.
SPIDER-MAN (V.O.)
Life is full of mystery, of changes, of love and of death. Sometimes it is hard distinguishing what you were meant to be. Some find out early in their lives, others find out the hard way… I’d like to tell you that I found my destiny the easy way, but if I did- I wouldn’t be where I am right now…I wish I only knew that earlier… Uncle Ben.
A white light encompasses the screen… blinding our sight. We hear the sounds of police SIRENS outside and WHIRLING helicopters blades.
JUMP CUT:
EXT. MIDTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
2 WEEKS AGO…
Trees rustle in the howling wind, students walk up the stone stairway leading to Midtown High School.
INT. MIDTOWN HIGH SCHOOL- HALLWAYS
Inside the ceilings and floors were made out of large chunks of stone, while the walls were made out of the same bricks used on its exterior. Leaning against one of the lockers is FLASH THOMPSON, a football quarterback and senior at Midtown. Flash was currently talking to his girl friend, GWEN STACY, a freshman. On the other side of the hallways was PETER PARKER, timid and shy. Thick black-rimmed glasses are perched on the bridge of his nose. He wears the last sweater vest in America.
PETER
“Hey Gwen… I just want to know if, maybe, you wanted to go see a movie or something… might be fun…” no, that sucks.
Peter GLANCES BEHIND HIS SHOULDER seeing Flash and Gwen flirting…
PETER
Ah, forget it- she’ll always be just my friend… why would she want a schlub like me when she can have Captain Caveman there? It just was never meant to be Pete.
Peter rounds the corner and is about to pass Gwen…
GWEN
Hey Pete.
Peter stops. His blood runs cold and his hands begin to nervously jolt about.
PETER
Oh…
(tries for cocky voice)
h…h…
(gives up)
hey Gwen.
Trying to act suave, he tries to lean against the locker… his sweating palms making his hands slip.
GWEN
So how’s those science projects of yours going?
PETER
Oh, well, they’re…
Peter slips and bangs his elbow against the locker. Flash laughs. Gwen shoots him a look.
PETER
Whoah… I’m fine… I mean, they’re fine. Everything’s fine.
Gwen smiles, giggling at Peter’s innocence
GWEN
Tell your Uncle that I’ll be by sometime tonight to pick up the neighborhood fliers…
PETER
Huh?
GWEN
Didn’t he tell you, I’m going to be helping with the neighborhood charity event this year- aren’t you?
Pete scratches the back of his neck and tries to play it cool.
PETER
Me? Yeah- you bet, wouldn’t miss it for the world.
FLASH
Yeah. It’s going to be fine, huh Pete?
Flash smirks; Peter looks towards Flash mad and then he turns his attention back towards Gwen and shrugs.
PETER
So I’ll see you there?
GWEN
Yeah… see ya.
Peter walks away, he looks back towards Flash and Gwen wondering…
FLASH
Why do you even pay attention to him?
GWEN
I knew him since I was five Flash, what do you expect me to do? Break off all contact just because he isn’t the coolest kid at school.
FLASH
Well, actually…
GWEN
You’re not serious are you?
FLASH
Just tell me are you doing this out of charity or because you actually… like him?
GWEN
He’s my friend, I don’t bother you about your friends do I?
FLASH
(agreeing)
Yeah, but…
GWEN
Hmm?
FLASH
What can I say, when you’re right, you’re right. There’s no point in arguing.
Flash hangs his head. Peter watches from a distance… maybe he did have a chance. Flash kisses Gwen and Gwen doesn’t fight back. Peter sighs and begins to walk away. He stops, noticing something on a bulletin board overhead… SCIENCE HALL ‘RADIOACTIVITY EXHIBIT’ /7-8 /LEAD SCIENTIST Q & A /WITH /LIVE EXPERIMENT.
 
INT. OSBORN MANSION- DINING ROOM
The mansion was from a different class and setting than the low class architecture of Midtown High School. This mansion belonged to the Osborn family. The room was surrounded by wood, the long table in the middle was stretched almost the length of a football field. On one side sat HARRY OSBORN, 18, bold, outgoing, handsome. And on the other side of the table sat his date for the evening, a Globetrotters Cheerleader, blonde, ditzy, his type of girl and her name, if it even mattered was ALISON. Not surprising, the first words of their conversation were…
ALISON
Wow… you’re rich.
Harry grins and nods his head.
HARRY
So I take it you’re impressed.
ALISON
Totally impressed.
HARRY
Good, I thought you’d like it. Ancient Roman architecture actually, it was shipped over here- agh… About two years ago to be exact.
ALISON
From Rome?
HARRY
No, from Africa.
ALISON
Really?
Harry GRINS wider and nod his head, yep… he was right… most of the time he’s always right- well, in this matter of topics, science… his father’s field was another ball park.
HARRY
No… it wasn’t.
ALISON
You had me there.
HARRY
Got yah…
Harry stands up and walks over towards the other side of the table to sit besides her, his hand FLIRTATIOUSLY touches her arm.
HARRY
You know, if you think this is amazing… you would probably be more impressed with the fifth floor.
One of the many butlers walks in and clears his throat. Harry glances behind his shoulder and sighs out, ok… bad timing.
BUTLER
It’s your father sir.
HARRY
Tell him I’m in a meeting.
Harry looks back towards Alison and smiles.
BUTLER
Sir, with all due respect… your father already knows that there was no meeting today, nor any meeting for the whole month.
Harry frowns and looks up towards the Butler.
HARRY
You ratted me out?
BUTLER
I did no such thing sir…
HARRY
(under his breath)
Menken…
Harry stands up and is about to enter through the kitchen’s double doors when he stops and looks back towards Alison.
HARRY
Sorry about this, I’ll be back ok.
Harry exits through the double doors.
INT. OSBORN MANSION- KITCHEN
Harry walks through the elaborate, high tech kitchen area where the food was currently being prepared by professional cooks. Harry stops and looks down towards a pot of pasta… he takes a whiff from the rising aroma and smiles looking towards the main chef he finishes it off with.
HARRY
Keep up the nice work Stew. Looking great already.
He continues to walk and enters into…
INT. OSBORN MANSION- CONFERENCE ROOM
A man in his mid forties is projected over a massive plasma screen television set. Harry tries to look excited.
HARRY
Dad… how’s business?
NORMAN OSBORN, 45 years old, slicked back brown hair and a solid military stance looks down towards his son, both literally and emotionally.
NORMAN
Having another rendezveu Harry?
HARRY
I have no idea what you’re talking about father.
NORMAN
I sent you out there for work, not pleasure- if I wanted to do that I would have just sent you to Hawaii and be done with you…
HARRY
Why didn’t you dad? You know I would have enjoyed the free trip to paradise.
NORMAN
Sometimes I wonder if you’re truly my son. Menken has reported back to me with Oscorp’s New York statistics and I have to say, I am deeply, deeply unsatisfied. It seems that ever since you took over, product income has decreased by 80%. You’re making me look like a fool Harry. I knew I would regret trusting you. You have to learn responsibility son.
HARRY
I am responsible dad.
NORMAN
I built this company from the ground up when I was around the same age you are now. It’s time you took your rightful place in the world, we’re business men son… not racketeers that whisk off in the middle of the night to have sex with some random girl.
HARRY
You’re giving me too much credit, first I have to lure them to my irresistible sense of Osborn charm and dignity. This mansion is a babe magnet alone- I have you to thank.
NORMAN
One of our many business rivals just arrived in town this week.
HARRY
Yuma Corp., leader in the field of… Radiology.
NORMAN
I’m surprised, you do have a brain after all… there’s a science exhibit being held tomorrow night. I want you to be there, I want to know everything: blue prints, fields of expertise, top scientists… anything you can dig up.
HARRY
Dad, I’m pretty sure that’s illegal.
NORMAN
What isn’t these days son? Don’t let me down again.
The transmission feed ends.
 
INT. MIDTOWN HIGH SCHOOL- CAFETERIA
Peter sits alone at a lunch table, looking around the room… everyone was sitting with their own cliché groups, he looks up and can see JASON LONELLO, brown hair, handsome and muscular. In other words almost the complete opposite from Peter. Jason sits down
JASON
Hey.
PETER
Hey…
JASON
Why don’t you just ask her already man.
PETER
Ask who?
JASON
I don’t know, Tara Reid… who do you think I’m talking about…
PETER
Oh her…
JASON
Suddenly lacking in Gwen Stacy striving? Huh?
Peter shrugs as though it was useless… his eyes casually glancing over towards Gwen at the opposite lunch table. Flash catches his eyes and Peter quickly looks away.
PETER
She’s with Flash, and besides… do I look like someone who would have a chance with…
JASON
A hot, sexy blonde cheerleader against a strong football player like Flash Thomson? Besides his family is uber rich, from rumors anyways…
PETER
Oh real nice, rub it in why don’t you?
JASON
Hey sorry man. But, do you know what Flash has that you don’t have?
PETER
What?
JASON
Balls. I mean come on man, what’s the worst that could happen, her saying no?
PETER
Well… that and Cap Caveman would probably send me to the terminal wing.
JASON
Point is, if you think about her so much… why don’t you just finally ask her? Is it that hopeless?
PETER
I find that if I don’t ask, I’ll never get disappointed if she does… in fact… say no… which statistically.
JASON
By the way, “statistically” people don’t like it when you try to sound smart.
PETER
But, I am smart.
JASON
Well, that’s a definite turn off for girls, trust me man. Another thing- don’t fart.
PETER
Huh?
JASON
Trust me, Liz saw me fart once… and I thought she would stop talking to me.
PETER
You’re kidding.
JASON
Smells never lie… so catch you around? I’m late already as it is.
PETER
Late?
JASON
Lunch detention. See yah.
Peter nods as Jason walks away. Flash walks towards Peter, looking down towards him with a threatening GLARE.
FLASH
Peter Parker right?
Peter adjusts his glasses looking towards Flash with suspicion and stands up looking Flash straight in the eyes.
PETER
You’re talking to me?
FLASH
I saw the way you were looking at Gwen, and in all honesty… I didn’t like it Parker, not one bit and you know why that is? She’s mine alright, live with it… I better not see you even come ten feet within Gwen, just leave her alone and go about your life- alright?
Flash shoves Peter. Peter hesitantly raises his dukes.
FLASH
C’mon, c’mon, man, hit me!
GWEN
Flash leave him alone…
Peter doesn’t. Flash grins…
FLASH
One punch Parker, any time you want…
Flash walks back towards the table and high fives most of his fellow football players. Gwen looks towards him…
FLASH
(to GWEN)
I’m sorry… you know how I get sometimes.
Gwen shakes her head ‘yes.’
INT. OSBORN MANSION- HARRY OSBORN’S BEDROOM
AUDIOSLAVE’S WHAT YOU ARE plays as… Harry lays on the bed, shirt off, next to Alison. Both currently making out under the darkness of the room.
ALISON
I want to hear you say it…
Harry looks towards her questioning what she meant.
ALISON
Say you love me.
Harry smiles.
HARRY
I love you.
Harry continues to kiss up her neck and she smiles.
ALISON
Say it like you actually mean it.
HARRY

Harry’s cell phone rings and he answers it.
HARRY
(to PHONE)
Hello… dad, what a surprise… I know, I’ll be there… bye.
Harry hangs up the phone and looks back towards Alison.
ALISON
Who was that?
HARRY
My father, I have to be somewhere in an hour.
ALISON
Already?
Harry shrugs
HARRY
His rules or the highway.
Harry and Alison kiss. He stands up, walks over towards the dresser drawer and picks out a tie.
HARRY
I’ll be back later.
He looks towards her and grins, he walks into the bathroom… looking into the mirror he takes his dress shirt and puts it on, buttoning it up fixing his tie in the mirror, he says to himself…
HARRY
I love being me…
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOME – FAMILY ROOM- DAY
A TV PLAYING PAX. A REMOTE ENTERS FOREGROUND.
PETER (O.S.)
Just press record, 4, channel, 23, record, and enter.
He hands it to AUNT MAY. She was around her mid 40s, but still very young.
MAY
Oh, I never could figure these things out.
PETER
Sixth year’s the charm. I’m going to be heading over to the science exhibit later on tonight, Miles Yuma is going to be there and…
MAY
I know Peter, I know you want to go…
PETER
My homework is done, I’ve checked it over ten times already.
MAY
Ten times? I thought you said sixth times’ the charm.
Peter smiles
PETER
Aunt May…
MAY
Don’t blame me- you said it.
PETER
Is Uncle Ben home yet?
MAY
No, I’m not expecting him for another two hours.
PETER
I thought work got out at six?
MAY
It did… it does… it does…
PETER
It did, what did you mean?
MAY
Slight slip of tongue…
PETER
You said it did… you meant it… what did you mean?
MAY
Your Uncle and I didn’t want to alarm you, but he was fired last week. He’s having a hard enough time as it is Peter, all he wants is for you to look up at him, to admire him. Don’t let him know that I told you ok.
PETER
I promise Aunt May. I can pitch in a little more, find a job of my own.
MAY
Don’t worry yourself, everything will be alright- you’ll see… everything is always fine Peter… have trust in your Uncle. I’ll tell him you went to that little science exhibit of yours, now run along before you’re late.
PETER
You sure you don’t need any help Aunt May?
MAY
We don’t need any help Peter, you’re such a good boy though… you remind me of your father.
Peter smiles
PETER
I miss him.
MAY
He would be proud of you, they would both be.
Peter shakes his head ok and leaves the room.
 
INT. SCIENCE HALL- RADIOLOGY EXHIBIT- AUDITORIUM
The room was filled with all sorts of science experiments, ranging from the practical to the bizarre and unordinary. Peter walks through the room, looking at the experiments- but his eyes were elsewhere, pointed towards the stage… all that could be seen were two large objects covered by a brown drape. Where as, Harry Osborn took a different approach to the exhibit; unlike Peter, he was here on business… a job that he would have loved to have gone without. Wearing the Oscorp badge he wanders around attempting to find out information from anyone he bumped into. Peter, mindlessly and in a dream like stance begins to walk towards the stage. While Harry Osborn, was walking towards the stage looking back towards the recent contact. Harry and Peter stumble into one another…
HARRY
Hey, watch where you’re going.
Peter kneels down and picks up his glasses.
PETER
S…s… sorry.
Harry raises his eyebrow. Peter was obviously not a worker, but probably one of the biggest ‘dorks’ here. If there was information, Peter was as readable as a dictionary.
HARRY
You work for Yuma Corp.?
PETER
I wish…
HARRY
So, you’re here… because?
PETER
You know, I didn’t quite catch your name.
HARRY
Harry, Harry Osborn…
PETER
Of the New York Osborns!?
HARRY
Well, I’m not in Pittsburgh, am I?… So I take it you know about my father.
PETER
Do I! The man’s a hero!
HARRY
I wouldn’t go that far… actually I would say he’s the total opposite of a hero. Listen, from the looks of things- you’re probably the most intelligent person here… perhaps you could fill me in a little.
PETER
The son of Norman Osborn needs my help?
HARRY
Yeah, I guess genius skips a generation. You really need to help me because, if I mess this up my father will probably disown me or something.
PETER
Ah, come on- he can’t be that bad.
Harry laughs
HARRY
No he’s actually worse…
The lights in the auditorium begin to dim.
PETER
Well, Miles Yuma started the corporation in… agh… 1893… radiology is one of it’s primary business practices and… he went to Yale University for three years, then transferred to Harvard, then…
HARRY
I get the point, what about that thing?
Harry motions up towards the stage.
PETER
To tell you the truth, I have absolutely no idea.
HARRY
What’s your name?
PETER
Peter, Peter Parker.
HARRY
You might be of help to me yet. He isn’t going to talk strange is he?
PETER
Talk… talk strange?
HARRY
Yeah, you know all of that scientist mumbo jumbo.
PETER
Huh?
HARRY
Never mind just, stay, in case I need a translator.
PETER
Ok…?
HARRY
I’ll make it worth your while, by the looks of it you’ve probably haven’t even got a number before. See her over there, the red head?
Peter looks to his right and can see who Harry was pointing out.
HARRY (CONT’D)
You help me survive through this whole ordeal… I’ll personally guarantee that you’ll leave here tonight with her phone number… do we have a deal?
PETER
I agh… I… yeah, sure… deal.
HARRY
Good.
MILES YUMA, 60 years old, short, big oval glasses, regular white lab coat with parting bald black hair and a scientist mustache steps out onto the stage.
MILES
Welcome… wow, I actually expected no one to come at all.
Everyone including Peter laughs at this obviously dull joke, what was the big deal? Why do they laugh like Carvey just gave another Bush impersonation? These were the thoughts clouding over Harry’s brain when Miles walks over towards the brown drapes and rips them off. Revealing two high powered beams, sort of like mini satellites with red power fuses on the outside and next to the one on the right was a fan connected to the satellite piece by a single cord.
MILES
These create a highly absorbent contrast material, useful in radiographs. This means X-rays, fluoroscopy, angiography and barium contrast studies can all be more precise and detailed. In the future, procedures facilitated by these materials may replace ultrasounds, reducing the potential for medical harm caused by human error.
A phone begins to play SR-71’s TOMORROW, Harry answers his cell phone…
HARRY
Excuse me for a second… oh hey, what’s up… no it’s a good time… really? … Finally… So the Globe Trotters actually won?… That’s great… what?
Everyone looks towards him, on verge of unleashing their anger. Peter taps Harry on his shoulder clearing his throat…
HARRY
Hmm?… Oh, I’ll call you back ok…
Harry hangs up the phone…
HARRY
Sorry about that, you may continue with your little experiment… it’s going great! Keep up the good work.
Harry stops talking and Peter whispers into his ear.
PETER
Are you intentionally trying to get yourself kicked out of here?
Miles clears his throat…
PETER
Oh… sorry… my fault… I… agh… I’ll be quiet.
MILES
Good, will everyone now please dismiss these two’s obnoxious scene of teenage anxiety.
Peter frowns and Harry just grins shaking his head no… teenage anxiety, you’re to talk with your midlife crises… but Peter pinches Harry’s arm before he had time to lash out his counter attack.
MILES
Now, with a touch of a button… I will transmit the radiation beam, down over to that generator over there… thus generating enough power to heat up the electricity source to make the fan turn. Shall we begin?
Miles presses down on a remote control and the radioactive generator begins to whirl… above was another anxious onlooker, someone curious and lusting for the red glow… it begins to crawl down slowly, web zipping down, making it’s way slowly, slowly towards the red beam of radioactive material. And then it DROPS and gets caught in the beam, the fan begins to power up… the afraid SPIDER hurls itself away and GRASPS onto Peter’s arm…
PETER
Aghh!!!!!!!!!!!
Peter drops to the ground, beginning to fade out into a seizure. Harry kneels down looking over him.
HARRY
What the hell?
Everyone looks on in amazement…
MILES
Well, this is why I don’t give public speeches and demonstrations- lack of respect, good night gentlemen!
Miles storms out of the room and everyone begins arguing…
HARRY
Great my father is really going to kill me now.
Harry equips his phone and dials 911
HARRY
It’s ok, hang in there.
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM- DREAM
Peter lays on a hospital bed, he sits up squinting his eyes, he could see perfectly- without his glasses. That’s weird. He looks around the eerily empty room.
PETER
Where am I?
He looks towards the door to see a green like swampy fluid flowing towards him. He lowers his feet to the floor, the green substance slowly TRANSFORMING into webbing GRABS onto his feet as he stands up and attempts to move. After several attempts, he RIPS FREE. And then, he can hear it… quiet at first, but gradually LOUDER and LOUDER. Small feet scurrying through the vents above… it STOPS.
ANNOUNCER
Dr. Grant to room 2W5, Dr. Grant to room 2W5.
Peter looks towards the room vent on the wall corner to his left and spiders SHOOT out towards him.
JUMP CUT:
Peter wakes up, STARTLED, in the room with him was Aunt May, Uncle Ben and a MAN standing under the shadows, face HIDDEN. The man steps forward- one foot, two foot. As he walked into the light he says…
MAN
Mr. Parker, glad you could join us.
The man was Norman Osborn!
PETER
Mr. Osborn?
Ben and May begin to disappear as…
JUMP CUT:
 
EXT. BROOKLYN BRIDGE- AFTERNOON- DREAM
Peter and Norman stand above the Brooklyn bridge, below the water currents CRASH and above the wind SOARS. Peter looks down and nearly falls…
PETER
It’s just a dream…
(looks back up to see NORMAN)
A nightmare…
NORMAN
Do not be afraid to admit it. You are afraid- you are afraid of heights. Look!
Peter hesitates
NORMAN (CONT’D)
Look again!!!!
Peter looks down over the bridge, water crashing, wind flying… he was TERRIFIED.
NORMAN
Sooner or later you will have to face it, conquer it…
Norman takes a step towards Peter
NORMAN (CONT’D)
Kill it!!!
Norman places his hand on Peter’s shoulder
NORMAN
Join me… son.
Peter looks into Norman’s eyes, FEAR showing through.
NORMAN (CONT’D)
Together we can have it all, anything you ever wanted. Ask and it is yours-
Peter looks away… There is only one thing that I want.
NORMAN (CONT’D)
What about Gwen Stacy?
Peter looks back towards him, opening himself up, displaying his weakness, his true weakness.
NORMAN (CONT’D)
The girl of your dreams, the one person you love more than anything, more than anyone. The one person who could destroy you. Ask and she is yours.
Peter shakes his head “no,” attempting to block his own mind from taking charge… his heart from taking charge.
PETER
This… is just a dream
NORMAN
Quite the contrary; this, Mr. Parker is your life. Your new life. You’ve changed… what was once unattainable has now been reduced to something beneath the sky, beneath you…… Far beneath you. You were meant for greater things, better things.
PETER
But- this is a dream. I wake up, you’re no longer real.
NORMAN
The weird part about a dream is that sometimes you can never wake up. Sometimes it is hard differentiating fact from fiction.
PETER
What are you saying?
NORMAN
Don’t be afraid Peter, you have no reason to be afraid… not anymore. You’re free, free to be yourself… it is your time now son, it is your time for the hunt, hunt the hunters… live!
Norman begins to slowly walk towards the edge of the bridge; looking down towards the water below. He looks back towards Peter. Bones PROTRUDING, eyes lit on FIRE and a grin that stood for everything EVIL and CORRUPT in the world. But, Peter didn’t care, he respected this man.
NORMAN
Anything you ever wanted is now yours; ask and you will receive.
Norman looks back towards the water.
NORMAN (CONT’D)
Ask.
Norman DIVES off and into the icy depths below. Peter runs towards the edge and looks down. But, instead he didn’t see Norman- he saw something else- something he would never forget, something that he would stand for… looking up towards him, from the ripples of the water below… SPIDER-MAN.
INT. HOSPITAL LOBBY
Harry stands outside of the room looking in, Ben and May approach him. Harry looks towards them, nodding to welcome them and extending his hand.
HARRY
Harry, Harry Osborn…?
Ben frowns, father- like son…
BEN
I know who you are.
HARRY
I’m the one who called for the ambulance. The bill is already paid.
Ben just frowned… each second Harry began to feel more and more uncomfortable.
HARRY
Well, this is one of those unsettling silences I wasn’t expecting. If there’s anything else I can do…
Ben looks towards Harry, who is this kid trying to impress, he snorts out an insult instead of offering back the same generosity.
BEN
I don’t need your money.
Harry looks towards Ben in confusion, but you don’t have any!!!
HARRY
I…!!!
(takes a deep breath)
Ok…
Harry walks away and May looks towards Ben
BEN
I don’t trust him.
MAY
He’s not his father, Ben.
BEN
He might be.
MAY
He only was trying to help.
BEN
That’s what my brother thought, look what happened to him.
Ben glances in towards Peter on the hospital bed… his heart was breaking, slowly, painfully. May presses her hand against Ben’s.
MAY
He will be ok…
Ben shakes his head ok.
IN. OSBORN MANSION- MEETING ROOM
Harry looks up towards his father on the plasma screen.
HARRY
I couldn’t get any information dad… I’m sorry.
NORMAN
(vile)
You’re sorry?
(beat)
But, yet I expected as much from you.
HARRY
It wasn’t my fault, something came up.
NORMAN
Something always comes up, doesn’t it Harry?
HARRY
I put up with your little mind games enough dad.
NORMAN
Mind games? What are you talking about?
HARRY
I'm talking about why you hate me so much.
NORMAN
I don't hate you.
HARRY
You sure do a good job pretending it!
NORMAN
You want to know the truth? You think you're ready for it? I fear the day the company I built with my own hands passes officially into yours. You haven't even shown an iota of the responsibility or intelligence it takes to run a lemonade stand, let alone a multinational corporation. You're lazy and stagnant. You've never hunted for anything in your life. But I blame myself.
 
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOME- ENTRANCE
“Shadow on the sun” by Audioslave begins as May and Ben help Peter into the house. Peter begins to walk up the stairs.
MAY
Now are you sure you’re ok?
PETER
I’ll be fine Aunt May.
May looks towards Ben and he nods his head, motioning for her to let him be.
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOUSE- PETER’S BED ROOM- NIGHT
Peter walks over to his bed and crashes down, exhausted.
INT. BROKEN DOWN WAREHOUSE- GARAGE- RAINING
The song continues as a sleazy, low rent man with greasy hair and cold eyes begins to walk through the garage. His name is BOCK. He wears a sweatshirt, hood pulled up, soaked to the bones.
BOCK
He’s going to kill me…
Bock walks forward, through the dark warehouse until he comes upon a tall Cuban man in an appropriately shark blue tux, JIMMY D.
JIMMY
You’re late.
BOCK
I… I had some unsettled business I had to get done first.
JIMMY
Unsettled business? What business? Where are your clients… I can’t see them. You’re in the **** hole Bock you know where that is? You’re a goner, a low life, a scavenger, a no one… you are worth more dead than alive, now my friend.
BOCK
I’ll get the money… I told you I’ll have your money… I’ll get it. I swear.
JIMMY
Answer me this, how much money do you owe?
BOCK
Hundred… no, a thousand…
JIMMY
Try ten grand Bocky… that’s ten grand. Your stock market went… vroop… down the drain. You owe me that money Bock, and with out it I am a very unhappy man. You don’t want me to be angry do you?
BOCK
No sir… no, no- I don’t.
JIMMY
Good, I was hoping that was your answer… now, since I’m a generous guy I’ll give you five more weeks. In five weeks, if that money is not in my possession you’re a dead man. Do we understand each other?
BOCK
Yes…
JIMMY
Good, dismissed you are… and for your sake not for life.
Bock begins to walk away…
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOUSE – PETER’S BED ROOM – NIGHT
Peter is sleeping. We begin to hear the noise from his dreams… a voice whispering to him, gradually growing louder. Sounds of jungle drums beating with every gradual increase in the volume of the voice. We catch FLASHES of spider imagery.
VOICE (V.O.)
Danger. Watch out for danger. Feel the tingling in the web. Life is a web. Feel the tingling. Discover. Know. Understand. Instinct. Hunt. Hunt the hunters. Freedom. Power. Understand. Feel the tingling. Power. Freedom. HUNT!
KNOCK… KNOCK… KNOCK… Peter's EYES OPEN. He sees webs all over the ceiling shimmering in the moonlight. Ben opens the door to a tilt…
BEN
What are you doing still up? And what was with all that banging noise? You’re keeping your aunt and I awake…
Peter looks up towards the ceiling, not knowing what to say.
PETER
Couldn't sleep…
BEN
Try to fall asleep kido. You’ve had a rough night as it is…
PETER
Sure thing Uncle Ben.
EXT. BROOKLYN STREETS- MORNING
Open Hand’s “626” plays as… DANTE, 30 years old, drunk, wearing rags from the gutters begins to walk through the streets. People from the windows scream at one another. Dante looks up towards one of the bulletin boards, it read “Ready for a better life? Enter the New York State Lottery; let money solve your problems.”
DANTE
Money… is exactly what I need.
Dante BUMPS into an OLD HOMELESS MAN, knocking him to the street. He looks down and helps the Old Homeless Man up.
OLD HOMELESS MAN
Money?
(begins to laugh)
Boy… what you need is motivation.
Dante looks across the street towards a small convenience store.
OLD HOMELESS MAN
What you need is guts… but, been there done that- didn’t work last time for me, who’s to say it will for you?
Dante frowns and looks down towards him.
DANTE
What you’re suggesting is illegal
OLD HOMELESS MAN
It’s your life, but if you want to make something of it… you’re gonna have to start now.
DANTE
Burglary?
The old man shrugs
OLD HOMELESS MAN
What other choice do we have?
DANTE
Get a job.
The old man laughs.
OLD HOMELESS MAN
You’ve been a bum for all your life Dante, your father before you squatted in that warehouse over there.
DANTE
Acme?
OLD HOMELESS MAN
In his younger and more reckless days, yes.
DANTE
What you’re suggesting… it’s illegal
OLD HOMELESS MAN
Businesses do not hire men like us Dante, we have to fight; we have to break the law… just to have a small piece of what everyone else is born into. It’s your choice.
The old homeless man stands up, looks towards the convenience store.
OLD HOMELESS MAN (O.S.)
Your choice.
INT. PROJECTS- APARTMENT 200
Dante opens the door and walks in, setting his jacket onto the floor. He looks around.
OLD HOMELESS MAN (V.O.)
Sooner or later though, we all have to have a piece of what everyone else has…
His son, DANTE JR., 7 years old walks out of his bed room and looks up towards his father.
DANTE
Go back to bed.
DANTE JR.
But…
DANTE
Go on.
DANTE JR.
Fine.
Dante Jr. exits the room, leaving Dante alone.
OLD HOMELESS MAN (V.O.)
If not for yourself… maybe for someone else then.
Dante shakes his head yes.
DANTE
This is no life… it’s time to end this vicious circle.
Dante walks back towards the exit, grabs his jacket and looks back.
INT. WAREHOUSE- FLASHBACK
YOUNG DANTE, age 9, looks up towards his FATHER
FATHER
You have to make something of your life son… don’t be like me. This life… it’s above you.
Young Dante shakes his head yes.
INT. PROJECTS- APARTMENT 200
Dante nods his head yes and exits the apartment.
DANTE
I’ll make you proud.
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOME – KITCHEN- MORNING
Peter comes downstairs and enters the kitchen. Dressed in a red shirt and blue jeans.
MAY
I fixed wheat cakes!
Peter sits down. Grabs a fork. Digs in. CUT TO LATER. Peter has developed a voracious appetite. The stack of wheat cakes lessens and lessens until it's gone.
BEN
Hey, Pete, save some for the rest of us!
MAY
Don't berate the boy for finally developing a healthy appetite.
PETER
Breakfast was great, Aunt May. I gotta book.
Peter stands, tries to drop his fork. It STICKS to his palm, he looks towards it suspiciously and it CRASHES onto the table.
 
EXT. ACME WAREHOUSE- AFTERNOON
Dante looks up towards the massive warehouse in front of him… it was old, broken down. Spray paint is written all over it. He begins to walk towards it, the sound of the waves crashing against the docks, in the back of the warehouse. He opens the door to the Acme warehouse and walks in.
INT. ACME WAREHOUSE
The warehouse itself looked like an abandoned garage, columns stood up from the ground… car parts lay off to the side… entire cars, windows shattered, bent up and dented with wheels that had been stolen years before. It was a shame to see valuables like this left to rot. It was however surprising that there were no squatters taking residence. His eyes scan around… no one. He notices a gun on the floor. Dante walks over towards it, bends down to look at it. He reaches for the gun and he sees the abbreviation R.W.
DANTE
Dad…
He picks up the ammunition and sticks it in his pocket… stands up and aims the gun towards the wall… BAM! A round shoots into the wood and BLASTS a hole through. This place was unsteady.
EXT. FOREST HILLS- AFTERNOON
Peter continues to walk alongside of the sidewalks home, Gwen catches up to him.
GWEN
Hey… hey…
Peter stops and looks behind his shoulder.
PETER
Hey Gwen.
GWEN
I heard you went to the hospital.
Peter shrugs
PETER
It was nothing… just a routine procedure.
Gwen shakes her head ok.
GWEN
So, you still didn’t deliver the fliers.
PETER
Must have forgot.
GWEN
I’m sorry about Flash, you know… about what he did the other day.
PETER
You don’t need to apologize for him Gwen.
GWEN
Well, it’s.
PETER
Don’t worry.
Uncle Ben spots Peter and interrupts them.
BEN
Hey, Peter, how did school go today?
PETER
Same.
Peter looks towards Gwen and then back towards Uncle Ben.
BEN
So, I haven’t seen this young lady for a while. How’s your parents?
GWEN
They’re doing fine
BEN
How did the science project you two were working on go?
PETER
It went ok.
GWEN
Peter’s being modest. We’ve got first place… definitely.
Ben nods his head in agreement.
BEN
(to PETER)
You did great. You always do.
Peter smiles. Ben checks his watch.
BEN (CONT’D)
I’ve gotta run, there’s a business meeting.
(to GWEN)
Nice seeing you again Gwen, tell your folks I said hello.
GWEN
Sure thing Mr. Parker.
Ben continues heading off in the other direction.
EXT. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN- NIGHT
INT. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN-AUDITORIUM
If I stay here any longer- I’ll explode, were the first thoughts that poured into Bock’s head after having to stay through more than 4 hours of auditions for talent search night at the Madison Square Garden. He looks down towards the people aged 17-50. With various “thought to be” talents and others who were just there to jerk the agent’s chain. Bock felt trapped watching one miserable person after another. His cell phone rings and he urgently answers it, whew- at least this will divert my attention.
BOCK
Hello?
JIMMY (O.C.)
Where’s my money friend?
BOCK
I, agh… I’m scouting right now.
JIMMY (O.C.)
You only have five more days Bock. Five days to earn back my money.
The line clicks dead and Bock hangs it up, night just got worse…
BOCK
(mumbled whisper)
I’m gonna die.
He looks down towards a teenager walking around like a chicken making bird noises. Hopeless.
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOUSE – KITCHEN- EVENING
Around the dinner table, the Parkers finish saying grace and begin to eat.
MAY
Have you ever heard of S.A.D.?
BEN
What is that? A new band?
MAY
Social Anxiety Disorder.
Ben shakes his head “no” out of desperation, May has been ragging on the topic for over a week now!
BEN
Not this again…
MAY
I think it's worth investigating.
BEN
Will you leave the boy alone?
MAY
I'll leave him alone when he's married with a two-car garage and lots of little godchildren for us to spoil.
BEN
Then will you leave me alone?
MAY
Don't you worry about him?
Peter looks up from his plate…
PETER
I'm right here… Just so you know.
Aunt May and Uncle Ben don’t hear him
BEN
No, I don't. He's a smart and resourceful kid.
MAY
But he's so quiet. He used to be such a happy little boy.
BEN
And now he's a contemplative little man.
MAY
Just like his father.
Peter stiffens momentarily.
BEN
Just like him.
MAY
Peter, could you pass the potatoes?
PETER
Mmm.
He passes them. May frowns, then excuses herself.
MAY
You know what? I’m going to look up this Social Anxiety Disorder on the web.
BEN
That's a good idea, May.
(sotto to Peter)
That should keep her busy for a few hours.
MAY (O.S.)
Heard you.
Peter and Ben share a smile.
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOME- BASEMENT
The basement is full of little scientific experiments and gadgetry. Peter is hard at work on a chalk board writing out measurements and chemical formulas. Harry walks down the stairs carrying a plate of cookies…
HARRY
Hey Pete, your aunt told me you were down here. This place looks like the lab of Dr. Frankenstein… where did you get the money for all this stuff? My father would be impressed.
Harry finally takes a bite out of one of the cookies that he was carrying… by the look on his face, it was obvious that the cookies were good…
HARRY
I gotta tell you. Your aunt makes great cookies… now if only she could stop from hoisting them off on everyone who rings on her doorbell… She’s gonna give Jehovah’s Witnesses the wrong impression. So, how did you manage to gather all of this equipment?
PETER
My dad gave it to me…
HARRY
I’m sorry.
PETER
Why should you be? For all you know, he’s skiing in Aspen. What makes you think he’s dead?
HARRY
Just… if my father taught me one thing, it’s never to go into a situation without knowing all the specifics.
PETER
You mean having dirt on people?
HARRY
Yeah, guess so. I know it’s none of my business, but…
Peter shakes his head “yes” as though it meant nothing to him, but in reality Harry’s knowledge of almost everyone was a frightening aspect. Attempting to avoid the situation, he quickly adds…
PETER
I’m trying to finish the project he was working on before he died, there’s just some missing piece of the puzzle that I’m just not able to lay my hands on.
Harry remains silent for a moment, contemplating what he should say next, but then he rushes out the words…
HARRY
Maybe you’re trying too hard… you should loosen up.
PETER
Trying too hard? I’ve been going over the same measurements, the same formulas for over a year now…
HARRY
A dead end?
PETER
Maybe, but I highly doubt it.
HARRY
Maybe my dad could help. I should introduce you two… he’s always happy to add another genius to the stable.
PETER
I don’t think my uncle would approve.
Harry nods his head, he knew he could feel a tension the other night at the hospital.
HARRY
The Osborn reputation strikes again. I don’t blame him, my father’s a ruthless man… don’t know why you haven’t seen through the many faces of Norman Osborn yet.
PETER
He’s a hero nonetheless.
HARRY
Why? Because of the number of scientific advancements he was able to instill upon the community? While at the same time ravaging families up alive, you wouldn’t believe the number of people my dad fires each year. Don’t admire such a man Pete, there’s nothing admiring about him.
PETER
I can see that you don’t like him very much.
Harry grins, picking up a potion and examining it…
HARRY
Nailed it… since I was young I knew not to trust my father.
PETER
What about your mom?
HARRY
She died…
PETER
I’m sorry…
HARRY
Don’t be, I hardly even knew her- she died when I was young… my father, he was never there for me… I had to learn how to fend for myself.
PETER
You’re lucky… I didn’t even get to know my parents.
HARRY
Lucky? I have an abusive father Pete, and you have an aunt and uncle who would die for you. I would give it all up: the money, the girls, the fame… well, maybe not the girls… but still, just to have a small piece of what you have- a family that supports you.
(attempting to beat around the bush)
So, I’m taking a major stab in the dark here… but you’ve never been with a girl.
PETER
Been?
HARRY
Been anywhere, come on’ even saying that seems to be giving you way too much credit Pete.
PETER
Well, there is one girl.
HARRY
Name?
PETER
Gwen Stacy.
HARRY
I actually figured as much.
PETER
Hmm?
HARRY
Well, it’s not exactly a secret Peter. It’s pretty much stamped in bold letters upon your forehead… whipped.
PETER
Anyways, I don’t even have a chance- she’s with…
HARRY
Flash Thompson, quarterback… dad owns a law firm just out of Manhattan.
PETER
Well… yeah… Girls don’t date guys with Star Trek posters.
Peter stops mid sentence unable to accept the truth…
HARRY
Eh. Buck up, little camper. In the short-run, guys like Flash get it all. But when they grow up, they pump gas for people like you. And people like Gwen Stacy come around too. You should see the kind of company my father runs. It’s like a Maxim photo shoot sometimes.
 
EXT. NEW YORK CITY- AFTERNOON
The Song “Be Yourself” by Audioslave begins as the camera rotates around the city, for the first time we can see it… it’s depth… it’s glory… it’s light… it’s dark… it’s gray. The Statue of Liberty stands tall, standing for truth, justice and the American way. The Twin Towers monument stood high, representing a new life. This was New York City, the city that shouted you can break us down, but we will stand back up again and fight. The city of crime, the city of justice. Here no one sleeps.
EXT. NEW YORK CITY STREETS
Peter walks along the sidewalk, glancing all around. He no longer wore glasses. He didn’t need them. He stops at the corner, sees a walking sign and begins to walk across. A car didn’t notice… it screeches as Peter JUMPS OVER IT AND LANDS. Peter glances around, everyone’s eyes were on him. Everyone noticed him… the car was safe, he was safe… he liked this feeling, not the safety- the love. He lusted in it.
EXT. NEW YORK CITY DARK ALLEYWAY
Peter stood examining his hands, he looks up towards the wall… back towards his hand… here goes nothing… he puts his hands onto the wall and begins to crawl up. He crawls up fast, very, very fast… he was now in his element, the most comfortable he had ever felt in a while. His speed, his strength, his agility was amazing… he was practically running up the wall. Far beyond human capabilities. He double flips off of the wall and lands on his two feet. He looks up towards the sky above. The sun reflecting in his eyes. He begins to climb up the tallest building… reaching the top in mere seconds. He jumps up the rest of the way, grabbing onto the edge of the roof he swings himself onto it as though it was a gymnastic bar. He looks down towards the passing cars and breaths out.
PETER
Sooner or later I will have to face it…
(steps closer towards the edge)
Conquer it…
(steps once more closer)
Kill it…
Peter steps towards the very edge and looks down, he closes his eyes and a web line zips out of his hands…
PETER
There is no longer any reason to be afraid, not now, not ever again. I’m above it, everything unattainable is now beneath the sky… beneath me…
Peter swings out and over the cars towards the building opposite him… and he climbs up the rooftop looking down over his last feat.
PETER
A… new life.
Peter at first motions to not accept it, but could not hide his passion… it’s my time, it’s my time to be popular. He grins and begins to run off, hurtling over the rooftops so fast that anyone barely noticed… he was no longer a man, he was a spider. In it’s purest form, also… the most dangerous. He had no fear, no worries.
INT. MID TOWN HIGH SCHOOL- HALLWAYS
Peter walks through the hallways at a rapid pace, trying to conceal his excitement when all of a sudden his arm starts to jolt, once again… Peter stops walking forwards…
PETER
Flash, you know that time I challenged you to a fight.
Peter looks towards Flash with anger burning in his eyes.
PETER
Today- after school, senior parking lot.
FLASH
Is this a joke Parker?
PETER
No joke at all, I’ll even let you…
JUMP SHOT:
EXT. MID TOWN HIGH SCHOOL- SENIOR LOT
Flash sends his fist forward towards Pete, Peter dunks under the arm as though it was nothing!
PETER (V.O.)
Have the first punch.
Peter catches Flash’s fist in his hand, and Flash begins to feel pain beyond his beliefs and then all of a sudden he is knocked back. His body goes flying against the windshield of a car. Peter looks towards Flash, in almost sadistic, eyes darting back and forth between the witnesses.
PETER
Hope you can deal with the pain Flash, I have for more than four years.
Peter begins to walk away.
INT. MIDTOWN HIGH SCHOOL- CAFETERIA
Peter wears more expensive clothes, he had traded his old ones out for the new look… the new Peter. Spiky hair, black muscle shirt with a silver chain wrapped around his neck, sneakers and jeans. Gossiping was obviously floating around, as everyone looked towards him, girls giggled, guys frowned… girls began to clutter around him. I think I will like this. He no longer paid any attention to Gwen, girls were now just an object… they were all below him. Everyone was below him. Jason walks up to him and Peter just grins, shrugging as though it was nothing.
PETER
He deserved it…
JASON
He’s in the hospital.
PETER
Guess who put him there?
Peter grins, but Jason just looks towards Peter through squinted eyes shaking his head no as he walks away. Peter just shrugs surrounded by his new groups of friends.
PETER
One loss, many gain.
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOME- ENTRANCE
May walks in carrying grocery bags.
MAY
Peter, I need help with groceries.
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOME- PETER’S BEDROOM
Peter was in his room listening to blasting music as he practices shooting webs. He hears Aunt May, but he just shrugs… everyone is beneath me.
INT. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN- WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
The EXECUTIONER is in the ring, yelling threats towards the audience… sitting up in front row was Peter and Harry.
PETER
These seats are amazing.
EXECUTIONER
Who ever can beat me, will receive the lucky cash prize of 5 thousand dollars.
PETER
You know… that’s awful good pocket change.
HARRY
Are you suggesting?
Peter just shrugs
PETER
Just a thought, that’s all.
HARRY
Your Aunt wanted me to talk to you about something.
Peter rolls his eyes.
PETER
You too huh? Jeez… they’re definitely busting my balls over no big freakin’ deal!
HARRY
They say that over the past couple of days you’ve changed… emotionally. They want to know if…
PETER
If I’m a danger to myself?
Peter takes out a cigarette and lights it
HARRY
You’re not…
Peter blows out of it… everyone is beneath me. Harry looks back towards him.
PETER
Don’t worry… something is changing… something for the better, I’m a different man now.
HARRY
Different?
Peter lights the cigarette again and smokes… sitting back in the chair. He looks towards Harry, shrugs and nods his head “yes”
PETER
Improved.
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOUSE- PETER’S BEDROOM
Peter sits at his desk, drawing a picture of a black Spider-Man costume… the symbiote costume.
INT. MID TOWN HIGH SCHOOL- BASKETBALL COURT
Gym class. Peter dribbles the ball at super-speed. In the corner of the room COACH BERRAN is talking to Flash.
COACH
...So you can't win a fight, you sue someone? Is that the sportsman thing to do?
FLASH
Look, coach, you don't understand.
COACH
I understand alright. You took the hippie way out. I got no place for hippies on my team. I’m putting you on temporary suspension.
FLASH
You can't! I'm the best player you got.
COACH
Sorry, Flash. I wouldn't want someone in your “delicate mental condition” to get hurt.
With a malicious glee in his eye, the Coach turns to look at Peter.
COACH
Parker! You're up!
Peter looks up and begins to run towards the coach.
FLASH
No! Anyone but him!
PETER
What is Flash too sore from the other day? Need a replacement, with actual skill this time, that it coach?
COACH
Well, he certainly can talk the talk.
The Coach throws Peter a basketball.
COACH
Lets see if he can walk the walk.
Peter walks to almost below the basket.
COACH
Further than that Parker!
Peter nods his head and begins to walk backwards, farther and farther…
COACH
That’s good.
Peter, regardless, continues until he was under the opposing basket.
COACH
Come closer… no one can-
Before the Coach can finish his sentence, Peter takes the shot. The Coach drops his mouth in awe.
COACH
Do that again.
CUT TO LATER. Supplied a steady stream of basketballs by another player, Peter sinks a series of dunks. The Coach turns to Flash.
COACH
Meet your new replacement.
EXT. MIDTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Peter leans against the corner of the main entrance. Glass swinging doors to the left side of him. He watches Gwen walking away as he lights a cigarette. He walks after her, she stops and looks towards him… Peter nods his head “hey.”
PETER
Hey.
GWEN
You’ve changed.
Peter shrugs
PETER
Everyone does, I’m free Gwen… for my whole life- I am finally free… I gotta tell you, it feels good, it feels great! But, no matter what I do… no matter what I say, I just…
Peter walks closer to her now, so that they were very close to each other… almost to the point of rubbing against each other. Peter looks down towards her.
PETER
I can’t forget you.
GWEN
I never knew that…
PETER
That’s because I was always too shy to tell you, not anymore. I’m not afraid of anything now… I laugh in the face of danger.
Gwen shakes her head…
GWEN
No, you’re just wearing a mask.
Gwen steps into the car and begins to drive off, Peter watches her go… and he kicks the curb.
PETER
You know what, I don’t care!!!!!
Peter begins to walk away, but he looks back. Showing no emotion, but just a hard glare… unreadable… emotionless…
 
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOME – ENTRANCE- EVENING
Peter enters. It's late. Ben and May waiting for him.
BEN
Where were you?
PETER
Out.
BEN
I came by the school. You weren't there.
PETER
Beautiful day out.
BEN
There's a kid from school. Flash Thompson. Says you knocked him into a car windshield?
PETER
He's like three feet taller than me.
BEN
He has witnesses.
Peter pauses.
PETER
I did it. So what?
BEN
So he's suing us for ten thousand dollars!
PETER
For?
BEN
Emotional duress.
PETER
Yeah, ok… so? … Hey he was an ass hole and sooner or later everyone gets put in their rightful place.
BEN
And where is that?
PETER
Below me!
MAY
Peter, this is not the way you were raised. This is not how human beings behave!
Peter shrugs as though it was no big deal.
MAY
I just don't understand…
BEN
Peter, that's not how we taught you to...
PETER
I know what you taught me! You taught me to be a wimp and a loser, just like you! But. I’ve changed! I’m above you… I’m above everyone. I’m different, improved. Stop making a big deal about it just because you’re jealous!
Peter begins to walk away and walks down into the basement.
MAY
Well, go after him!
BEN
He needs time… I’m afraid to admit it, but lately I can’t even stand looking at him anymore. What happened to him? What have I done wrong?
MAY
It’s not your fault.
Ben walks upstairs, and May bursts out into tears.
EXT. BROOKLYN- NIGHT- RAINING
“RAINY DAY” by Guster plays as… Dante walks through the raining streets.
DANTE
I’ll make you proud.
Dante’s foot lands in a puddle of water… and people all around him avoid walking next to him. He was currently wearing a poncho that he found in the trash. In his pocket he carries a gun… he finds a small store and walks in.
INT. SMALL STORE
The clerk at the front looks towards him.
CLERK
May I help you sir?
Dante’s eyes scan the area… he takes out the gun and aims it at the clerk.
DANTE
Give me your money… now!
The clerk gulps and shakes his head yes. The clerk opens the cash register and… BAM! The gun goes off and hits the clerk right in his head… he falls to the floor bleeding. Dante walks over towards the cash register and takes the money.
EXT. SMALL STORE ALLEYWAY
Dante crouched next to the garbage, head lowered… crying…
DANTE
What have I done?… What have I done!!!
INT. SMALL STORE- FLASHBACK
The bullet hits the clerk, who was no older than fifteen.
INT. PROJECTS- APARTMENT 200- DANTE JR.’S BEDROOM
The door creaks open and Dante looks in to see his son sleeping.
DANTE
You’re worth it…
Dante kisses his son’s forehead and exits the room.
INT. OSBORN MANSION- LIVING ROOM
Harry sits in front of the fireplace, fire light dancing upon his face as he slowly drinks from a wine glass. He hears the double doors opening behind him and he turns around to look, it was May Parker. He stands up and looks towards her surprised.
HARRY
Mrs. Parker?
MAY
I just wanted to apologize for…
HARRY
I understand, let’s just say it’s not that easy to be my father’s heir.
MAY
I know you barely know us, but…
HARRY
What’s wrong?
MAY
Ben doesn’t have a job, and Peter…
HARRY
Got into a fight at school, I heard.
MAY
Their suing us… and I was wondering if there was anything you could do.
Harry shakes his head ok.
HARRY
I’ll look into it.
May shakes her head ok. And begins to leave, but Harry interrupts her departure by adding…
HARRY (CONT’D)
Mrs. Parker, you’ve done a good job raising Peter. He’s a good kid.
May shakes her head yes.
MAY
Thank you.
INT. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN- WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
The Executioner stands in the ring…
EXECUTIONER
No one…
All of a sudden someone jumps down from the ceiling in an all black costume with a black mask that covered most of his face. A spider emblem was crudely drawn on the back of the costume. It was Peter.
PETER
(imitating the Executioner)
No one can beat me, I am the executioner.
(arrogant)
Come on, can’t you ever think of anything new to say? I’ll take your challenge!
The executioner begins to laugh…
EXECUTIONER
You? Who is this guy?
PETER
I am… the… agh… human spider.
EXECUTIONER
You… agh… agh… su-sure about that?
PETER
Yeah, so are you going to sit around all day thinking about how corny your dialogue is, or…
The executioner runs towards Peter, his arm out- aiming for his head.
PETER
I can see you already made your decision.
Peter dunks under the executioner’s arm and flips backwards.
PETER
That’s all you got? Five thousand for this- come on!!!!
EXECUTIONER
So you want to get all personal now do ya?
PETER
I don’t know… let me think for a moment… agh…
(imitates the Executioner)
Do ya?
The executioner runs towards Peter and is about to wham his weight into him, when Peter jumps over him.
PETER
One for the amazing leap frog, none for the slow gladiator.
EXECUTIONER
Your ass is mine spider!
Peter runs towards the executioner, the executioner begins to run towards him, and then Peter rolls out of the way and back flips over the executioner. Next he quickly sends out a lethal kick, knocking the executioner to the mat.
PETER
Oh is it now?
The announcer walks out and grabs Peter’s hand and holds it up.
ANNOUNCER
Let’s hear it for the uncanny, the fantastic, the incredible, the amazing Spider-Man!!!!!
The audience begins to chant his name, Peter smiles. One person who takes notice is Bock. He rubs his hands together. Peter looks out in the crowd and he can see Bock nodding his head approvingly.
INT. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN- HALLWAYS
Peter walks through the hallway. Bock appears from a corner wall waiting for him.
BOCK
Hey Web-head… Pretty good act you got there, kid. Three or four years you might be able to buy something else.
PETER
What are you talking about?
BOCK
I'm talking about making some REAL money. What's your name? No, don't tell me. Ruins the mystery. You need a gimmick.
PETER
A gimmick?
BOCK
Yeah- there’s something missin’ sure you got the name- heck, even a circus clown’s got a name… no… what you need is a costume…
PETER
A costume? I’ve already got one.
BOCK
Yeah I can see that. You need one like Evel Knievel! Everybody remembers him! You need a costume that stands out- a costume that shouts spider!
PETER
I don't know about this...
BOCK
Trust me, you'll be a sensation. My card.
He hands Peter a business card.
BOCK
Call me when you're ready to play in the big leagues.
He walks away.
BOCK
I’ll supply the costume…
INT. MID TOWN HIGH SCHOOL- GYM- BASKETBALL COURT
Currently another game was in progress, it was Peter that had made the winning basket… the bell rings announcing the end of the game. The Midtown Cougars had won the game and the team celebrates by lifting a rejoicing Peter into the air.
INT. MID TOWN HIGH SCHOOL- HALLWAYS
Outside of the basketball court was Harry Osborn talking to Mr. Harrison Thompson, whom had the same strong resemblance as his son. Harry was wearing a business suit and tie, hardly the evening wear to a high school basketball game.
HARRISON
What is the meaning of this Osborn!
HARRY
Recently your law firm has been in the process of suing a friend of mine, you might know him- due to the fact that you were the ones who sued him. His name is Peter Parker.
HARRISON
I have no idea what you’re talking about.
HARRY
I assumed you would say that…
Harry opens up a manila folder that he was carrying in his hands to reveal a document detailing the law suit against the Parkers.
HARRY
Ten thousand dollars, hardly the amount of money I would expect from a family that is having mortgage difficulties- what did you intend to do Mr. Thompson? Send the Parkers out onto the streets because of a fight at school?
HARRISON
The boy was on drugs, taking the juice.
HARRY
I find that highly unlikely, Peter won the fight fair and square. What? Not a sore loser are you Mr. Thompson?
HARRISON
Is that a threat?
HARRY
If you don’t drop the law suit against the Parkers, I will personally release documents detailing the court juries that you have bought off over the years… in short, I will ensure that you end up working at a low paying gas station up in Milwaukee. Are we understood?
Harrison shakes his head “yes.”
HARRY
Good- enjoy the game.
INT. BOCK'S OFFICE
Bock was counting his cash when Peter walks in, mask off.
PETER
I'm ready.
And on that, we enter into a MONTAGE. “Crawling” by Hoobastank.
 
INT. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN- WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
The lights are out all over the Madison Square Garden…
ANNOUNCER
We were told it didn’t exist… we were told there was nothing to fear… we were told it couldn’t happen.
A light shines above and we can see Spider-Man, in the true professional looking black symbiote costume, standing next to a web and then he drops down from the sky and flashing lights go off everywhere, as well as a cloud of smoke sweeping over the audience. Spider-Man begins to walk forwards towards the ring… red and blue lights dancing around the arena.
INT. BOCK'S OFFICE
Bock counts a small fold of bills. He looks at the camera and does a wink-and-click thing.
BOCK
Bigger.
INT. LATE SHOW
LETTERMAN
There seems to be a new brand of action sweeping over Madison Square Garden… a creature by the name of Spider-Man. He has agreed to make an appearance on tonight’s show…
The lights dim and then we can see Spider-Man standing on top of the rafters above, he jumps down and attaches a web to the ceiling and swings forward over the audience.
INT. BOCK'S OFFICE
Bock counts a larger fold of bills. He looks up at the camera and does the does a wink-and-click thing.
BOCK
Bigger.
INT. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN- WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
The cages were up at Madison Square Garden, the wrestler was trapped in the ring… crawling along the cage was Spider-Man. It was obvious that the wrestler wasn’t told about this… which in turn caused his current fright.
WRESTLER
Who are you?
Spidey drops down from the cage above landing in a crouching position.
SPIDER-MAN
I’m Spider-Man
The lights in the whole arena begin to go into over drive, it was no longer a show… it was gladiator entertainment. The crowd around him cheer him on…
BOCK (V.O.)
Bigger.
JUMP CUT:
The wrestling ring stood high, lights of red and blue darting all around the arena. Bock looks out towards the ring from the alcove above.
BOCK
It’s time.
ANNOUNCER
Ladies and Gentlemen, you’ve heard about him… you’ve talked about him… you’ve had nightmares about him… he’s half man, half spider… you love em’, you hate em’… ladies and gentlemen… I humbly give you…
The arena goes pitch black… and then lights hit upon Spider-Man entering the arena.
ANNOUNCER
The Amazing Spider-Man!!!
Bock grins
BOCK
Go and get me my money… my money
Spider-Man walks towards the ring and enters.
BEN (V.O.)
Peter, you have to learn that with Great power there must always come great responsibility.
PETER (V.O.)
This is my life, not yours!
Spider-Man nods his head yes…
SPIDER-MAN
My life.
EXT. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN- NIGHT- RAINING
Dante sneaks around the back, takes out his gun and shoots the lock to the back open and walks in.
INT. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN- ARENA
Spider-Man kicks both feet out and the wrestler goes down for the count. The announcer looks up towards Spider-Man checking the wrestlers pulse and shakes his head no… Spider-Man drops his head, tears for once, for a long time coming out… invisible, but evident.
ANNOUNCER
Raise your hand… you’ve won.
Spidey still looks down towards them.
ANNOUNCER (CONT’D)
It was in his contract, same as yours and every other wrestler. You’ve won…
Spider-Man shakes his head no.
SPIDER-MAN
Not tonight.
Spider-Man exits the ring and Bock stands up and bangs his fist against the wall.
BOCK
What the hell you tryin’ ta do to me kid!!!
INT. BOCK'S OFFICE
Bock places bricks of cash into a wall safe. Wink. Click. PAN 180 degrees to show Peter standing in front of him, maskless and with a coat and boots over his spider-suit. The Montage ends.
PETER
I'd like my cut now.
Bock frowns.
BOCK
What do you mean, your cut?
PETER
Well, I made that money. I was doing all the work, you just…
BOCK
I just cashed the checks for you. So you could keep your precious “secret identity”.
PETER
That was your idea.
BOCK
So it was. Here's the thing, we never signed a contract. You got no proof that this was ever yours.
PETER
Give me my money!!!
BOCK
What are you going to…
Peter shoots a web attaching Bock to the chair by his neck. Bock laughs as he just takes out a gun and aims it towards Peter.
BOCK
The same rash, unthinking flaw of the parasite you represent.
Peter stares towards him and releases his grip.
PETER
Don’t walk up any dark alleyways, Bock… you’ll be sorry you did this to me.
BOCK
Oh, going to murder someone else?
Peter is about to attack back, when he notices the presence of someone else in the room.
PETER
I don’t think I’ll need to.
Bock grins
BOCK
Life’s a *****.
Bock puts the gun away and the door slams shut, he looks back up…
BOCK
Hey, what the hell…
Dante points the gun towards Bock.
DANTE
Open the safe.
INT. HALLWAY OUTSIDE BOCK'S OFFICE – DAY
Dante runs out of the office, carrying a money bag. Peter, waiting at the elevator, looks back. Behind Dante, Bock stumbles out of his office.
BOCK
Stop him! He's stealing my money!
Bock takes off after Dante. Peter presses the call button on the elevator and steps out of Dante’s way. The elevator doors close. Peter waves goodbye as Bock catches up.
PETER
Bon voyage! Au revoir! Adiós! Auf Wiedersehen!
BOCK
What was that! All you had to do was trip him! Now he's gonna get away!
PETER
Life's a *****. Get used to it.
He does the wink-and-click thing at Bock.
INT. PARKER FAMILY HOME- MAIN ENTRANCE- NIGHT- RAINING
Peter stands in the doorway looking towards his Aunt and Uncle.
BEN
Where were you, Peter?
PETER
Practice.
BEN
I just got off the phone with your coach. He didn’t have practice today. I bet if I check, he won't have had much “practice” scheduled on the days you've been out. What’s happened to you Peter? You fall asleep in class, your grades are slipping…
PETER
And?
BEN
Peter, you have a great gift. The gift of intelligence. And when you have that kind of power, you have a responsibility to not just waste it selfishly, but to use it to make the world a better place.
PETER
I hate your stupid lectures!!!! I’m more powerful than most of the people alive, and yet you still treat me like I’m just a child.
BEN
Peter.
Peter shakes his no.
PETER
I’m outta here.
Peter walks away.
BEN
Peter, wait!
 

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