The up-market Roppongi Hills area in Tokyo, Japan was filled with hysteria yesterday, Monday, April 16, as stars of "Spider-Man 3" and director Sam Raimi walked down the red carpet in the drizzling rain to attend world premiere of the superhero flick.
Joined by a handful of local celebrities, leading stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst were greeted with screams of "kawaii" (cute) by hundreds of young Japanese fans at an open-air event before the screening, where a stuntman dressed as the web-slinger descended on a rope from above.
Considered Tokyo as one of the few cities in the world where the comic book superhero could indulge his habit of swinging between skyscrapers, Maguire has been coy upon being asked whether this is his final "Spider-Man" movie.
"I feel like this film is kind of a natural conclusion to a lot of stuff that's happened in the first two movies. It kind of feels like a natural trilogy," so he said at the premiere, adding that he is open to get back as the hero again "if we come up with something we feel deserves to be told".
"I'm not going to make them just because they've been successful," the actor remarked.
The latest installment of the mega-hit franchise based on the famed Marvel Comics' character, "Spider-Man 3" finds the hero's alter ego Peter Parker finally able to enjoy life with the beautiful Mary Jane Watson when he finds a mysterious black suit that enhances his power, but stirs hidden feelings of bitterness and revenge. Following its world premiere, the picture will debut in the U.K. on April 23 then in the U.S. on April 30 at the Tribeca Film Festival held in Queens, New York.