The curious case of Tobey Maguire returning in Spider-verse via Doctor Strange 2
2020 might not have been a good year at the movies, but it is turning out to be a great year for comic book movies and fans. DC and Marvel are now finally at loggerheads to shell out better content. Comic book fans are the ones benefiting from it the most. In this array of announcements and rumours, there is one rumour that caught everyones attention.
As per Fandomwire, the fan-favourite Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are reportedly in talks with Marvel to reprise their Spidey roles in Spider-verse. But hey, before we start jumping in excitement, they might appear in Tom Holland’s next outing as Spider-Man.
Doctor Strange joins in with Spider-man
In phase 4 of MCU, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange seems to take the pivotal role. In his second movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, he will deal with the consequences of MCU multiverse. Recently, actor Jamie Foxx, who played Electro in Andrew Garfield’s Spider-man has been called in to reprise his role.
Doctor Strange seems to be handling the role of Iron Man as a mentor to Spider-Man.
Though, Holand’s Spider-Man has been constantly under scrutiny by fans. They feel that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is more Iron Man than Spider-Man. Maybe Marvel would now want to change it and take Spider-Man’s story arc in a new direction. The introduction of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield may give Holland’s Peter Parker some new direction in terms of being a spidey in the new Spider-verse where Doctor Strange is his mentor as well.
The Spider-verse can become a reality
The concept of Multiverses exists in both DC and Marvel universes. DC has been cashing on the concept for years in their comics, and they even attempted it on CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”
We got a peek into Marvel-Sony multiverse concept with the highly acclaimed 2018 animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Directed by Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, and Bob Persichetti, Spider-verse illustrated the possibility of different Spider-Men coming together. Maybe Marvel and Sony read the mind of their fans or are eager for some shared box-office profits.
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Are we sure to see Tobey Maguire back as Spider-Man in Spider-verse?
Even though Tobey Maguire played the titular role in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, it was a Sony trilogy than Marvel’s. But with Raimi at the helm of Doctor Strange sequel seems like Marvel and Sony has decided to merge the two universes. It is pretty exciting for fans of Maguire’s fans. Whit the current MCU stands it seems that Tobey Maguire in Spider-verse would make perfect sense given Raimi directing Doctor Strange 2. Nonetheless, the reports suggest that there may be a great possibility of this happening. Both Maguire and Garfield are said to be in talks with Marvel officials.
Marvel and Sony are set to recreate one of their most iconic comic series into a live-action movie.
Whichever way it turns out, we as fans are surely in a win-win position. As Spider-Man 3 goes into production this winter, we can only keep our fingers crossed to get some more info on it. Till then, we wait.