Spider-Man is one of the most popular and beloved Marvel superheroes. The first movie series began with Sam Raimi’s trilogy which starred Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man as the titular web-slinging superhero. The trilogy was released between 2002 and 2007. Following the release of the second sequel, Sony decided to reboot the franchise with a new cast and a new director.

Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man was slashed off after a single sequel due to poor public reception. This is where the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) came to the rescue and Tom Holland was cast as the superhero in the 2016 movie Captain America: Civil War. However, MCU fans have had the privilege to get a taste of the multiverse starring all three Spider-Men in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Recently, it has been revealed that the movie could have seen more of Tobey Maguire.

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Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man

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Spider-Man: No Way Home Could Have Had More of Tobey Maguire

When it was revealed that the multiverse would be seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans did not take long to catch on to the fact that both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would appear in the movie along with Tom Holland. However, none of the actors, not even Tom Holland who has a history of letting out secrets accidentally, let on that that was exactly what was going to happen.

Spider-Man: No Way Home
Spider-Man: No Way Home

As expected, it did happen and it was probably the closure that every Spider-Man fan across the world needed. Even so, fans missed out on some major things according to the recent revelations made by Phil Saunders who posted some of the concept art that suggested that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s universes could have mingled with that of Holland’s more intricately.

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One of the pictures posted by Saunders also showed a sequence that could have covered Gwen Stacy’s clock tower death seen at the end of Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. There was a different scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home that sees Garfield saving Zendaya’s character so that probably makes up for the other one.

Phil Saunders Revealed What Could Have Been Different

Phil Saunders revealed that there were some scenes in Spider-Man: No Way Home in which Doctor Strange (portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch) chases Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in scenes from the universes of other wall-crawling heroes.

Spider-Man: No Way Home
Spider-Man: No Way Home

In a post on ArtStation, Saunders wrote:

“One early idea for Spidey and Dr. Strange’s chase through the multiverse was to have them battle over the source of the spell (in this early version the Book of Vishanti) through scenes from the previous movies. We were given a couple of days to play with that idea, taking screencaps from the movies and painting in Spidey and Doc. I liked the idea of taking the familiar shots and shifting the gravity and POV so that the characters would be in a completely different orientation than the action.”

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One of the reasons why Marvel could have axed the idea might be the franchise’s intention to keep the audiences on the edge of their seats until the very end to find out whether or not their manifestations had any weight. Marvel succeeded and fans loved the movies so it was a win-win for all.

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