EW Staff
May 28, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Why Spider-Man made our list of powerful characters

You don’t need Spidey sense to know that Marvel’s hero is the most marketable comic character in comics-happy Hollywood. (Even Tobey Maguire — who almost swung out of the picture over reported salary issues — figured out that Spider-Man’s suit is more valuable than the guy squeezed into it.) The June 30 sequel is sure to be a smash. Sony knows it can’t keep mastermind director Sam Raimi forever, but — phew! — he’s on board for film No. 3.

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