While Andrew Garfield who plays the comic book superhero in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be performing many heart-stopping climbs and leaps in the movie, he is not as agile in real-life. That is probably why the filmmakers decided to call upon the real Spider-Man - French extreme climber Alain Robert, to help promote the superhero movie in Macau, China, on April 23rd, 2014.
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Ever since Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created Spiderman, the nerdy bespectacled teenager/superhero in 1962, comic book lovers all over the world have eagerly awaited the release of each of his 699 adventures. And, while they knew that it would have to come to an end some day, nobody could have imagined the dramatic twist that current writer Dan Slott would come up with, in the 700th and final issue of the 'The Amazing Spiderman'.
Spoiler Alert - If you are an avid fan who has yet to get the comic book do not read further!
While watching Spiderman movies is awesome, we all know that neither Andrew Garfield nor Tobey Maguire can ever climb buildings with bare hands, even if their lives depended on it - For that matter can any mere mortal pull off a stunt like that? Turns out there is indeed a real-life Spiderman, who makes a living, climbing the tallest and most challenging buildings in the world.
Common Core Resources
The son of Poseidon adds his own magic - and sarcastic asides - to the classics. Percy gives readers his personal take on the who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. The complexities of Greek deities, their relationships, and the situations in which they find themselves provides a perfect opportunity for students to dig deep into the Greek myths. See Discussion Guide for curriculum connections.
For Grades 4 - 7
Alain Robert, A.K.A . 'Spiderman' had climbed up all of the world's tall buildings except for the tallest of them all - Dubai's Burj Khalifa. On March 27th, he added that to his list too, by scaling the 2,717 ft. tall building in six hours, 14 minutes and 55 seconds, breaking the existing record by almost three hours.
A new pet-craze is sweeping over Britain - No it's not a $500,000 USD dog or cat, but a tiny lizard that has an uncanny resemblance to our favorite superhero - Spiderman!
Late last year we told you about Alain Roberts - "The Real Spiderman". After being quiet for about six months, he has emerged again, this time in Sao Paolo, Brazil, where he was seen climbing one of the tallest buildings in the city - the 495 ft tall Edificio Italia - with his bare hands.