‘SPIDER-VERSE’ Directors Originally Considered Casting Tobey Maguire As Peter Parker

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When Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse comes out later this month, fans will be introduced to a whole new interpretation of the Spider-Man mythos that could theoretically tie together any incarnation of the character. Many fans initially speculated that the original Spider-Man actor, Tobey Maguire, might have a role in the film, and it turns out this idea was originally considered by the directors.

In the movie, Miles Morales is mentored by an older Spider-Man from another universe. This version of Peter Parker is voiced by Jake Johnson, but it’s no secret that he takes inspiration from Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man based on the trailers. Several of the shots like the train stopping scene pay a not-so-subtle homage to that original trilogy.

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While early reviews have praised Jake Johnson’s performance, it still would have been awesome to see Tobey Maguire take over that role, and the directors of the film initially thought so too. Alas, they revealed they didn’t want to confuse audiences with this new interpretation of the character.

There was. 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.

They do hold out hope that we could see him make an appearance in the future, however. Sequels and spinoffs have already been announced, so it’s not out of the question to speculate that he could be making a cameo in one of those. And who knows, maybe we could see the uniting of all three live-action Spider-Men in the animated format.

Would you have wanted to see Tobey Maguire play Spider-Man in Into The Spider-Verse? Let us know in the comments below! –Caleb Sadd

Source: Screen Crush

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will hut theaters on December 14, 2018

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.

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