- After 14 years away from the role, Tobey Maguire returned as Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
- Now that the film has been out for over a month, the 46-year-old actor is now discussing what it was like to return as Spidey.
- “It was powerful for me to be working with Andrew and Tom and powerful in a legitimately moving emotional way,” Maguire said.
Having last appeared as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in 2007’s Spider-Man 3, Tobey Maguire’s return as Spidey in No Way Home was almost 15 years in the making.
During a recent conversation with fellow Spider-Man actors Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield, Maguire finally opened up about returning to the role that’s defined his career, highlighting how much he enjoyed the “brotherhood” of the film:
“I’ll say I remember being on set and it was I believe our last day, Andrew, and it was really amazing, and I had the awareness of this, you know, the 20 years of history, but looking at Amy [Pascal] and Kevin [Feige] and realizing that they’ve been there through all the different iterations, and it was really powerful,” Maguire said in a conversation with Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield.
“Just personally, it was powerful for me to be working with Andrew and Tom and powerful in a legitimately moving emotional way, and then to witness Amy and Kevin and consider their journeys through all the films it was it was really impactful. I was just grateful every day. It was such a rich experience and, as the guys have touched on, the kind of sharing of something and the brotherhood of it, it was just so rich, emotional and, I don’t know, I’m not like sitting there conceptually thinking about that all the time, but I would have moments where that kind of stuff would hit me.”
Given the massive success of the film, there have been rumors in the entertainment world that Sony is exploring ways to work both Maguire and Garfield back into the fold. Furthermore, there have been some recent rumors that Maguire’s beloved version of the character will appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is directed by original Spider-Man trilogy filmmaker Sam Raimi and is set to hit theaters in May. Granted, these are all rumors at this stage, so take them with a grain of salt.
Of the ex-Spider-Mans to return in No Way Home, Garfield suiting up for another go-around certainly feels more likely. That said, I’d reckon that there would be more anticipation for a Spider-Man 4 starring Tobey Maguire than there would be for an Amazing Spider-Man 3 starring Andrew Garfield.
Spider-Man: No Way Home — the fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 following Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals, and 27th film overall — stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Zendaya as MJ, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Alfred Molina as Doc Ock, Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin, Rhys Ifans as Lizard, Thomas Hayden Church as Sandman, and, of course, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man. The film is currently playing in theaters.
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