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pider-Man 3 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search For other uses, see Spider-Man 3 (disambiguation). Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man in the rain in his original suit looks at a reflection of himself wearing his black suit in the window of a building, with the film's slogan, title, release date and credits below. Theatrical release poster Directed by Sam Raimi Screenplay by Sam Raimi Ivan Raimi Alvin Sargent Story by Sam Raimi Ivan Raimi Based on Spider-Man by Stan Lee Steve Ditko Produced by Laura Ziskin Avi Arad Grant Curtis Starring Tobey Maguire Kirsten Dunst James Franco Thomas Haden Church Topher Grace Bryce Dallas Howard James Cromwell Rosemary Harris J. K. Simmons Cinematography Bill Pope Edited by Bob Murawski Music by Christopher Young Production companies Columbia Pictures Marvel Entertainment Laura Ziskin Productions Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing Release date April 16, 2007 (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower) May 4, 2007 (United States) Running time 139 minutes Country United States Language English Budget $258–350 million Box office $894.9 million Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It was directed by Sam Raimi from a screenplay by Raimi, his older brother Ivan and Alvin Sargent. It is the final installment in Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. The film stars Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, alongside Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Rosemary Harris, and J. K. Simmons. The film also marks the final film appearance of Cliff Robertson before his retirement and death in 2011. Set a year after the events of Spider-Man 2, the film follows Peter Parker as he prepares for his future with Mary Jane Watson, while facing three new villains: Uncle Ben's true killer, Flint Marko, who becomes Sandman after a freak accident; Harry Osborn, his fo rmer friend, who is now aware of Peter's identity and seeks to avenge his father; and Eddie Brock, a rival photographer. Peter also faces his greatest challenge when he bonds with an extraterrestrial symbiote (Venom) that increases his abilities but brings out his anger and other negative traits. Development of Spider-Man 3 began immediately after the successful release of Spider-Man 2 for a 2007 release. During pre-production, Raimi originally wanted two villains, Harry Osborn and Sandman. At the request of producer Avi Arad, he added Venom to the list and the producers also requested the addition of Gwen Stacy. Principal photography for the film began in January 2006, and took place in Los Angeles and Cleveland before moving to New York City from May until July 2006. Additional pick-up shots were made after August and the film wrapped in October 2006. During post-production, Sony Pictures Imageworks created over 900 visual effects shots. With an estimated production budget of $258–350 million, it was the most expensive film ever made at the time of its releas