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Spider-Man (2002)
 Who was considered for Spider-Man?

Michael Biehn
Was confirmed to play Peter Parker/Spider-Man when James Cameron was involved in the project (mid 1990's).
Actor who got the part: Tobey Maguire

Nicholas Brendon
Was in the running for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man but says he never actually screen tested.
Actor who got the part: Tobey Maguire

Nicolas Cage
Cage was offered the role of the Green Goblin.
Actor who got the part: Willem Dafoe

John Cusack
In a radio interview, creator Stan Lee, said that back when Spider-Man was in early developement back in the '80s, he felt that John Cusack would be a "perfect" Peter Parker.
Actor who got the part: Tobey Maguire

Elisha Cuthbert
Considered for the role of Mary Jane Watson.
Actor who got the part: Kirsten Dunst

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio was considered to play Peter Parker.
Actor who got the part: Tobey Maguire

Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku auditioned for Mary Jane Watson; on the DVD, she can be heard during Tobey Maguire's screen test.
Actor who got the part: Kirsten Dunst

James Franco
James originally auditioned for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. He got the role of Harry Osborn instead.
Actor who got the part: Tobey Maguire

Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson turned down the role of Mary Jane. Oops.
Actor who got the part: Kristen Dunst

Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich was considered to play Mary-Jane Watson.
Actor who got the part: Kirsten Dunst

Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger was offered the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man but declined because he didn't want to risk being typecast as a super-hero.
Actor who got the part: Tobey McGuire

John Malkovich
John Malkovich was considered for the role of The Green Goblin
Actor who got the part: Willem Dafoe

Freddie Prinze Jr.
Prinze Jr. was Considered to play Spider-Man.
Actor who got the part: Tobey Maguire

Tara Reid
Reid auditioned for the part of Mary Jane.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Wanted by James Cameron for the role of Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus before Cameron left the project and the role was written out.

Mena Suvari
Mena Suvari auditioned for the role of Mary Jane.
Actor who got the part: Kirsten Dunst

Debra Winger
Debra Winger was considered for the role of Mary Jane Watson when the project was in development in the 1980s.
Actor who got the part: Kirsten Dunst

Reese Witherspoon
Considered for the part of Mary-Jane Watson.
Actor who got the part: Kirsten Dunst

Alicia Witt
Alicia Witt turned down the role of Mary Jane in Spider-Man.



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