Damien Chazelle’s next big project has finished filming, and it’s got your friendly-neighborhood actor Tobey Maguire in it! Babylon is Chazelle’s epic period piece movie, paying an ode to a revolutionary age in Hollywood when it shifted from the silent movies of say, Charlie Chaplin, to the diametrically opposed sound movies i.e talkies during the 1920s.
The last movie that Chazelle worked on was the Ryan Gosling-led biographical movie called First Man, aa mostly silent movie This time around, Chazelle plans on shifting up the gears in the ‘loudness of a movie’ area with Babylon, and it’s got a stellar cast that will also have Tobey Maguire, the face of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.
Babylon’s Trailer Just Dropped, And It Looks Amazing
Damien Chazelles’s Babylon is going to be a star-studded movie with an ensemble cast of big-time actors like Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tobey Maguire, Jean Smart, Li Jun Li, and so on.
The trailer for Babylon gives us an exciting look into what the movie will be like as it shows us a fictional depiction of Hollywood’s transition into sound movies.
From what we can gather after seeing the trailer, it seems like Chazelle’s characters won’t always be putting on a smile throughout the movie, just like in his previous works. Here’s a look at the trailer-
First trailer for Damien Chazelle’s #Babylon
The film stars Diego Calva, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Tobey Maguire
Releasing in theaters December 25pic.twitter.com/QegUCVvArL
— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) September 13, 2022
As we can see, there is a lot of substance use in the movie. While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Chazelle gave his opinion on what life in that era was like for the movie industry peeps, and about the sheer amount of drugs they all did-
“It was about capturing the spirit of that time, which was a lot more Wild West. They are building a city and industry from scratch, and to do that you need a certain kind of crazy person. I don’t think it is surprising that the people that did that did a lot of drugs and partied a lot.”
Filming for the movie was wrapped up around October of last year, and we can only think of how crazy it must’ve been to film all that cocaine-snorting fiesta we saw in the trailer.
Brilliant Trailer, But Fans Were Hoping To See More of Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire is one of the many reasons that people have shown an interest in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon. And why not, the actor is who people, that saw one of the first successful Spider-Man movies in theaters, remember as Peter Parker (not to put down Tom Holland’s firm grasp on the character).
So it’s only fair that people complain about the absence of their favorite childhood/adulthood Peter Parker in the trailer for Babylon. Here are some tweets regarding that matter-
I thought we will see tobey more. Brooooo
— sajad. (@Sajad_5661) September 13, 2022
This user finds it a bit weird that Maguire has resurfaced in the movie industry-
So weird to see Tobey in movies again, And I’m all for it!
— Tyler Bowden (SpuddGamer) (@TylerBowdenn) September 13, 2022
Too early to assume? –
Won't have more than 2-3 minutes of screentime. L for Babylon ofc.
— Harsh (@NaMoStadium) September 13, 2022
Here’s a fan page going through its usual routine-
Tobey Maguire in Babylon trailer. pic.twitter.com/XySKvh3CU9
— DailyTobeyLove (@DailyTobeyLove) September 13, 2022
We’d all love to see more of Tobey Maguire in the movie, whose character is named James McKay. His last popular appearance was in Spider-Man: No Way Home, but fans are hungry for more.
Babylon is set for a limited theatrical release on December 25, 2022, after which it plans to extend its audience with another theatrical release on January 6, 2023.