Tobey Maguire returned to the role of the beloved superhero in the movie Spider-Man: No Way Home for the first time in 15 years. Maguire intended to return for a fourth Spider-Man movie following the release of the 2007 film, however creative differences between the director Sam Raimi and Sony Pictures prevented him from doing so. No Way Home has finally given Maguire his 4th movie about Spider-Man and as he claims in the book Spider-Man No Way Home: The Official Movie Special, he plans to return in the fifth movie too.
“When they called initially, I was like finally!” Maguire said of his return. “I got the call and was immediately open about coming to do this. Not without nerves – you know, ‘What will this look like and what will the experience be?’ But to get to show up with beautiful, talented, creative people and play together? It’s just like, ‘Yes!” It’s fun and exciting.”
Sony hasn’t yet announced any specific plans for its next live-action Spider-Man movie. It will surely star Tom Holland, who has played the superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017. It’s still unclear whether the multiverse allows Maguire and Andrew Garfield to come back. Considering that No Way Home grossed $1.9 billion at the worldwide box office, it’s quite possible.
Spider-Man No Way Home: The Official Movie Special is a book on making the main Marvel movie that includes interviews with Maguire, Garfield and many others. Maguire said putting his old Spider-Man costume back on for No Way Home he felt like going home again.
“The suit can definitely be a challenge at time when you’ve got to get into the full thing,” he added. “But then, once you’re comfortable, there is something fun about it. As an actor, it helps when you get in your costume. You start to feel pretty at home pretty swiftly.”
Spider-Man No Way Home: The Official Movie Special is now available for pre-order and is released on February 28.