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Toby Maguire was almost in Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse

December 5th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Oh, boy… that poster though!

So we have a bit of awesome Spider-man news tonight, guys.

It seems that Toby Maguire, Peter Parker/Spider-man in the Sam Raimi movies, was considered for a role in Into the Spider-verse.

Speaking about the movie, co-director Rodney Rothman was asked if Maguire was considered and here’s what he said: “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.”

While it hasn’t been clarified which character he may have been, we do think it’s interesting that the Peter Parker we meet in this movie may well be the Peter from the Raimi movies.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….