In the grand pantheon of superhero films, Sam Raimi’s first two Spider-Man films remain a highlight as well as Tobey Maguire’s performance as Peter Parker. Naturally, fans have wondered if Maguire would ever reprise his role as the legendary web-slinger. And now, they have an answer.
Director of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Rodney Rothman, revealed to ScreenCrush that Maguire actually was considered for the film:
“There were many thoughts about where we could put Tobey Maguire and others. I think after this film, those thoughts might have a little more traction. But before this movie, and introducing the idea of the ‘Spider-Verse’ to the audience, I think everybody was afraid that it would just really confuse people. But wow, it would have been fun.”
Peter Parker is voiced in the final film by Jake Johnson, known for his role in New Girl.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Nicholas Cage, Hailee Steinfeld, John Mulaney, Lily Tomlin and Kimiko Glenn. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.”
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse will swing into theaters on December 21st.