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In Sam Raimi's trilogy, Columbia University plays an important role for Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire).
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Columbia University New York. Photo credit: Fantrippers

“We’re guests of Columbia University’s Science Department. So behave accordingly. Let’s not have a repeat of our trip to the planetarium.”

The High School Teacher (Shan Omar Huey)

In the first installment of the trilogy, Peter Parker visits Columbia University and in particular his arachnid research department.

Outside the Low Library, he meets Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe), the father of his best friend Harry (James Franco). It is also during this very special day that young Peter will be bitten by the spider turning him into Spider-Man.

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In the second installment, Peter is a student at this prestigious institution. But his double life as a superhero plays tricks on him. He is not often on time, lacks classes, renders average homework…

It is also where Professor Connors (Dylan Baker) teaches, which Spider-Man fans know well as the Lizard.

In comics, it’s a different story. Peter Parker studied at New York University, but Columbia also existed. However Spider-Man goes there instead during fights against many supervillains like in Spider-Man Team-Up 4 or in The Superior Foes of Spider-Man 7.

Columbia University Scene in Spider-Man
Columbia University Scene in Spider-Man Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures, Laura Ziskin Productions and Marvel Entertainment
Columbia University Scene in Spider-Man 2
Columbia University Scene in Spider-Man 2 Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures, Laura Ziskin Productions and Marvel Entertainment

Columbia University

Counting among its prestigious students Barack Obama, Jack Kerouac and Laurie Anderson, Columbia University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

More than 100 Nobel Prize winners, 34 heads of state and nearly 30 Oscar winners are affiliated with the institution founded in 1754, either as alumni or staff members.

Its best-known building, the Low Library, was built in 1895 and today houses the administrative center of the university.

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By Damien Duarte

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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