Tobey Maguire is set to reprise his role as Spider-Man in a new film. The actor, who first played the web-slinging superhero in the 2002 blockbuster, will return to the role for the upcoming movie, which is currently in development.
The news was confirmed by Sony Pictures, who are producing the film. The studio said that Maguire will be joined by a new cast of characters, including a new villain.
Maguire first played the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 2002 film, which was directed by Sam Raimi. The movie was a huge success, grossing over $800 million worldwide and spawning two sequels.
Maguire has since gone on to star in a number of other films, including The Great Gatsby, Seabiscuit, and The Brothers Bloom. He also recently appeared in the Netflix series The Spoils of Babylon.
The new Spider-Man film is expected to be released in 2021. It will be the first time Maguire has played the role since 2007’s Spider-Man 3.
Fans of the franchise are sure to be excited by the news that Maguire is returning to the role. The actor has become synonymous with the character, and his return is sure to be a welcome one.
It’s not yet known who will be directing the new film, or who will be joining Maguire in the cast. However, with the actor’s return, it’s sure to be an exciting movie.
Tobey Maguire is back to retake his superhero reign as Spider-Man in a new film. It was announced recently that the long-awaited fourth installment of the Spider-Man series will feature Maguire in the title role. The new film will be helmed by director Marc Webb and is set to be released in 2012.
Maguire originated as the much loved comic book character in the 2002 film “Spider-Man,” which also spawned the highly successful sequels, “Spider-Man 2” and “Spider-Man 3.” All three films combined have earned over 2 billion dollars in the box office worldwide, making it one of the most profitable franchises in film history.
The new film will attempt to build on the earlier success of the series and will focus on a renewed story line. The producers and writers have not yet revealed any details on the plot or scope of the movie, but rumors have been flying ever since the project was made known. Maguire will re-team with fellow cast member James Franco, while Kirsten Dunst is expected to return as Mary Jane Watson. Newcomers to the series will include Laurence Fishburne, playing the role of Spider-Man’s arch villain the Kingpin.
The announcement of the new film has been met with enthusiasm by Spider-Man fans all over the world. It is expected that the movie will more than match the success of its predecessors and give Tobey Maguire the chance to web up his cape and mask once again. We can only wait and see how the new movie will fare when it hits the theaters in 2012.