I read over the Spider-Man thread, and while people noticed small details like single mentions of villains’ secret identities, no one has mentioned the army guy’s name.
You remember the army guy who visited OsCorp at the start to threaten its funding? His name was General Slocum. His name tag shows that it’s spelled exactly that way.
The General Slocum is the name of a steamship that caught fire and sank in the Hudson in 1904, killing over a thousand. Before last year, it was known as the greatest disaster in New York history.
And the character died in a fire!
Considering that the movie was already known for having to change itself (or at least pull the trailer) after the disaster of September 11, the reference to The General Slocum was just . . . odd.
Any thoughts as to why it was there?