“Spider-Man 3” released just over 10 years ago. While it won big at the box office, it was so poorly received that it ended up killing the franchise but it didn’t kill the career of all those who were in it. Below are images of the actors/actresses from their days in “Spider-Man 3” and now.
At the time of “Spider-Man 3” I had no idea who this actress was. Now 10 years later, she is in another monster franchise, “Jurassic World”, but this time as a star. Howard has come a long way in the last ten years!
Oh, Mary Jane Watson. One of the most annoying parts of the trilogy. Actress Dunst doesn’t hurt for work these days but her career didn’t explode as she possible expected it to due to the Spider-Man franchise.
James Franco differs from Kirsten Dunst in that his career is gigantic now after Spider-Man. This phenomenal actor is attached to numerous projects coming out this year and next. Check out his IMDB account to see just how many films he is working on. You would think he is Dwayne Johnson with how busy he is!
Thomas Hayden Church did a fine job as Sandman. It wasn’t his fault the film was over crowded with villains. Since then he’s been consistently busy with at least one film a year and most often more than that. From his current project Divorce to his part in Easy A, Church has stayed plenty busy.
J.K. Simmons is a favorite of mine. His portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson was spot on and hilarious. Since Spider-Man 3, Simmons has bust enough. From a stint as the spokesman for Farmer’s Insurance to his recent casting as James Gordon, Simmons hasn’t gone anywhere and likely isn’t anytime soon with the Justice League this year and the Matt Reeve’s The Batman.
Maguire is far and away my least favorite of the three renditions of Spider-Man we’ve seen in recent years but I respect him. He put a lot into the character. He hasn’t been in the spotlight since his days as Peter Parker but he still gets fairly regular work such as his recent gig voicing Adult Tim and the Narrator in Boss Baby.
Topher Grace was the worst thing to happen to Spider-Man. Yes, even worse than Jamie Foxx as Electro. Even still, he isn’t a bad actor and has been working hard ever since. He has four projects set to release this year and next which tells us his career is far from over. Most recently released however was War Machine, a Netflix original movie wherein he plays Matt Little alongside Brad Pitt.