Sam Raimi Couldn’t Do Spider-Man With Tom Holland: “Tobey Maguire Would Break My Neck!”

The filmmaker had directed the first Spider-Man films in the early 2000s, with Tobey Maguire in the lead role.

In full promotion of his film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Sam Raimi couldn’t avoid the topic Spiderman. Indeed, in 2002, the filmmaker had made the very first film of the superhero, with the actor Tobey Maguire. Two other opuses followed in 2004 and 2007, and the fourth part could not see the light of day. The role was then taken by Andrew Garfieldthen by Tom Holland in the MCU. Thanks to the magic of the Multiverse, the 3 could each play their role without inconsistency in No Way Home, which also leaves Raimi an open door to a possible 4th part with Maguire: “ With the arrival of the Marvel Multiverse […] everything is now possible. I am completely open to this project” he explained to MoviePilot.

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In an interview for the Los Angeles Times, Sam Raimi says about the movie Jon Watts : “ I loved Spider-Man: No Way Home. The public experienced the thrills at 100%. When I went to see him, everyone was shouting ‘Oooh’, ‘Aaah’, and it was sincere! And of course it was great to see my old friends again “. The producer of the Marvel franchise, on the side of Sony, Amy Pascalalso plans to make a new trilogy with tom holland. ” This isn’t the last movie we’ll do with Marvel, and it won’t be the last. Spiderman with Tom Holland. We plan to remake three movies, so this isn’t our last in the MCU. “, she explained to Fandango. So, when asked if Raimi would be ready to take over the franchise, he answers after a long hesitation: “ I love Spider-Man, and I love Tom Holland in this role. But if I made another film with this hero, it would have to be with Tobey, otherwise he would break my neck! »

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Raimi’s trilogy can be viewed on Netflix, and No Way Home is available on DVD/Blu-ray and VOD. The director’s latest film: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is still in theaters, the trailer right here:

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