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WATCH: A HD version of the banned teaser for 2002’s Spider-man movie has been released

August 2nd, 2019 by Marc Comments

In summer 2001 the world was given a teaser for the May 2002 Spider-man movie from Sam Raimi and starring Toby Maguire that became history… for all the wrong reasons, sadly.

The trailer – which, by the way, is brilliant – features a bank heist in which the robbers make a daring escape in a helicopter before being pulled back through the city and the reveal is one of the all-time greats as the helicopter is snared in a  giant web between two buildings – then we get the reveal of Spider-man’s mask and then he swings through the city. The end. Perfect.

So what was wrong? Well, the buildings the helicopter is snared between are the twin towers. and just a couple of short months after the trailer debuted, the towers were destroyed in the terror attacks that claimed the lives of thousands.

And, understandably, the trailer was pulled from everywhere.

But now it’s back, thanks to YouTuber YoshiKillerS2 who has done a wonderful job of restoring it to its full glory. This is a piece of cinematic history and, while the location undoubtedly has some terrible associations, the trailer has nothing to do with that and should be enjoyed as it was always intended.

And you can check it out below.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….