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Tobey Maguire is not shutting the door on playing a superhero once more. The star of the blockbuster Spider-Man franchise recently told The Hollywood Reporter that anything is possible, although he hasn’t appeared on the big screen since 2014.
“I just don’t really have an ‘I would or wouldn’t do’ mind-set,” he said during an interview highlighting his Material Pictures production banner. “I’ll just do whatever … whatever it is that comes that I feel called to, that may or may not fit in any kind of box.”
He also said he likes the actors who played Peter Parker/Spider-Man after him, although he has not seen all their movies as the iconic Marvel character.
“What I’ve seen, I’ve appreciated,” he said. “I like both of the actors [Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland] a ton. I think they’re both super talented. I would just say I appreciated them and I like the actors. I like the choices.”
Maguire played Spider-Man in three films, first in 2002, again in 2004 and concluded his run in 2007. His superhero films were directed by Sam Raimi.
The first two films were critical and box office successes. The third got mixed reviews but still performed strongly in the box office. After Maguire hung up his web shooters, Garfield took over the role in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and its sequel (2014). Then Holland was cast, initially playing the role in a featured spot in Captain America: Civil War (2016) before his own stand-alone, 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and played the role again in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Holland will reprise the role once more in Spider-Man: Far From Home, hitting theaters July 5.
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