BUT WHAT IF?
If The Amazing Spider-man had made it to screens with Otto Octavius infatuated with Mary Jane then there was a chance that a horny Otto would have spent two hours trying to pork MJ (a technical term for ‘romancing’). That kind of wooing would have been seen by some of the not-so clever members of the audience as a perfectly acceptable way to get a date. Such shenanigans would have led to a number of sexual harassment cases, which would have sullied the good name of the Spider-man brand by associating the wall-crawler with a string of sex cases. Unsure of how to rise above it, Marvel would have been forced to turn Spidey into a serial shagger and he’d have had to spend a number of months in sex rehab along with (allegedly) David Duchovny, Tiger Woods and Dorien Green from Birds Of A Feather.