Director Sam Raimi, center, chatted with "Spider-Man 3" stars Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire at yesterday's premiere in Tokyo. CLICK FOR LARGE
The web slinger takes his bow in Japan
TOKYO » "Spider-Man 3" made its global debut in Tokyo yesterday, with stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst taking a walk down the red carpet for the premiere, held in drizzling rain at a ritzy Tokyo arena.
In this latest film, directed by Sam Raimi, Maguire's Peter Parker gains fresh powers when his blue-and-red Spidey costume turns black and his dark side asserts itself, leaving him tangled in an inner struggle just as two new villains, Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) and Venom (Topher Grace), turn up.
Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man 3" opens to general audiences May 1 in Japan and May 4 globally.
Hawaii's Michelle Wie and Bulgarian-born sumotori Kotooshu were among celebrities at the screening. CLICK FOR LARGE