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Richard Parker
Richard Parker
Appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Status Deceased
Actor Campbell Scott
"So as a scientist, my choice is very clear now. I have to disappear, I have to get as far away from here as I can. But as a father, it means, I may not see my boy again. And nothing is as important to me as my son, Peter. Nothing in this world. But I have a responsibility to protect the world from what I've created, and protect him from what I know Osborn is capable of. People will say I'm a monster for what I've done, Maybe they're right, I always thought that I'd have more time."
―Richard Parker[src]

Richard Parker was the father of Peter Parker. He and his wife Mary left when Peter was young, due to being threatened by Oscorp.

Biography

The Amazing Spider-Man

During a game of hide and seek, Peter Parker found Richard's office ransacked. He called for Richard who ran in and started acting nervous. He and his wife took Peter to Richard's brother's house and left him there.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

To be added

Relationships

Behind the scenes

  • An alternate ending for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 revealed that Richard was alive and convinced Peter to resume his role as Spider-Man with the line "With great power comes great responsibility."

Trivia

  • In the comics, Richard Parker along with his wife Mary Parker were CIA agents, but when things went bad for the CIA they became S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Richard and Mary Parker were later killed by the third Red Skull, Albert Malik. It is highly doubtful this will happen in the film as Sony holds the rights to Spider-Man and Marvel Studios owns the rights to S.H.I.E.L.D. and Red Skull.
  • In the Ultimate Comics Universe, Richard and Mary were scientists working at Trask Industries until they died in a plane crash orchestrated by the mysterious benefactor of Richard's Venom project (heavily implied to be Oscorp) when Richard refused to give up the suit (which was a bodysuit rather than symbiote in this continuity). In the the trailer, Peter finds a device similar to what he would use as his web-shooters, and Ben attributes it to Richard, therefore implying this incarnation of the character is also a scientist.

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The Amazing Spider-Man

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