By George Bate
Tobey Maguire’s return in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the epic team up movie that saw the coming together of three generations of the web crawler, has only increased speculation and fan demand that the actor will return for a fourth solo film.
Maguire starred in a trilogy of Spidey films, with even more planned before Sony decided to reboot the franchise with 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Tobey Maguire discussed his excitement for the fourth installment at the time, and a poster was even released, showing just how far along the project was.
Check out the poster here:
Since its cancellation, details on Spider-Man 4 have been revealed, including the presence of Vulture in the main villainous role. Despite the fact that it’s been so many years since Maguire had a central starring role in a Spider-Man movie, there’s clearly still a desire to see the actor in a fourth film. Because of this, Sam Raimi, director of the Maguire trilogy and currently promoting his newest superhero film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, was asked in an interview with Fandango if he would ever consider making another Spider-Man movie.
“I’ve come to realize after making Doctor Strange that anything is possible, really anything in the Marvel universe, any team-ups. I love Tobey. I love Kirsten Dunst. I think all things are possible.”
Despite the sense of optimism that might come from Raimi’s quotes, the director went on to elaborate on his lack of ideas for a potential sequel.
“I don’t really have a story or a plan. I don’t know if Marvel would be interested in that right now. I don’t know what their thoughts are about that. I haven’t really pursued that. But it sounds beautiful. Even if it wasn’t a Spider-Man movie, I’d love to work with Tobey again, in a different role.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home is available now on VOD.