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He is referring to Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird." In that story Atticus Finch was a lawyer who staunchly defended a black man whom everyone in town believed was guilty. Jameson calls Peter that because of Peter's rush to defend Spider Man.


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First off, since you mentioned the comics: in the original comic string, this is not a line spoken by Uncle Ben. Rather, it's an unspoken caption on one of the panels (that is, it's not actually spoken by any character.) However, in later comics, Peter's flashbacks to the days when Ben is alive have shown him saying it, which is where the movies drew their ...


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Sony released their first three Spider-Man movies between 2002 and 2007, and already had a 4th & 5th Spider-Man in the works. After the success of the Avengers franchise released by Marvel Studios, beginning with Iron Man in 2008, there was suddenly a lot of interest in Marvel property. Sony tried to push the Spider-Man franchise to be bigger and ...


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It's just for business. Sony's retention of the rights to the Spider-Man franchise is contingent upon them continuing to make movies. If they stop making those movies, the rights can be contested and reverted back to Marvel, and then Sony has lost that particular revenue stream. This has happened before, such as with the original Fantastic Four movie. Not ...


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The phrase itself predates Spider-man: The phrase "with great power goes great responsibility" was spoken by J. Hector Fezandie in an 1894 graduation address at The Stevens Institute of Technology - "The Moral Influence of a Scientific Education", The Stevens Indicator, Volume 11, Page 217.The exact phrase was repeated during a speech by President Harry ...


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Yes, they are "rebooting" Spider-Man, but it will not be a third, new attempt at a trilogy the way the previous two series were. Sony is rebooting Spider-Man because their last attempt at a series did not do well for them financially. Legally, they have to keep making Spider-Man movies every so often, or they'll lose the rights. But the quality of the ...


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It's a reference to the Roman: Quintus Caecilius Pomponianus (born Titus Pomponius; c. November 110 – 31 March 32 BC),1 better known by his cognomen Atticus, was a celebrated editor, banker, and patron of letters from an old but not strictly noble Roman family of the equestrian class and the gens Pomponia. He is best remembered as the closest friend of ...


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To try to capitalise on the Spiderman name and make money. First reboot: To quote from The Huffington Post who covered this: A fourth installment of the hugely popular [original] Spider-man franchise was planned, with director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire returning to their trilogy of films that had earned more than $2.5 billion at the global ...



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