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Sam Raimi jokes Tobey Maguire would ‘break his neck’ if he directed a Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland

The Independent
The Independent
 2022-05-16

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Sam Raimi has said Tobey Maguire would probably “break” his neck if he directed a Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland .

Raimi directed the Spider-Man trilogy (2002 – 2007) starring Maguire as the titular webslinger. He recently made a return to Marvel adaptations with the MCU entry Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness , starring Benedict Cumberbatch .

Having reaquainted himself with Marvel, Raimi expressed an interest in returning to the Spider-Man franchise, whose current iteration is led by Holland.

The director, however, said that it was unlikely he would make another Spider-Man film without Maguire as his lead.

“I love Spider-Man. And I love Tom Holland in the role,” Raimi told the Los Angeles Times , before adding a caveat. “If I made a Spider-Man movie, it would probably have to be with Tobey, or he’d break my neck.”

Given that Maguire’s superhero returned to the MCU in last year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home (alongside Holland and Andrew Garfield), the door may be open for Raimi to rejoin his team for a fourth film.

“I love Tobey [Maguire]. I love Kirsten Dunst. I think all things are possible,” he previously Fandango .

“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.”

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