Tobey Maguire Rejoins the Bird App
After leaving his account inactive since 2013, former (?) Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire has reactivated his Twitter handle, fueling rumors that he’s reprising the role of Peter Parker for Spider-Man: No Way Home, the upcoming third entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man trilogy.
Tobey Maquire Returns to Twitter
Yesterday, among all the Spider-Man 3 titling chaos, Maguire rejoined Twitter. Of course, with all the comic book sites fueling the casting controversy and the multiverse rumors – hey, it’s fun – this made the news. Maguire quickly started trending on the platform thanks to his little stunt.
What could Maguire’s return to the bird app mean for the upcoming Spider-Man? Let’s find.
Tobey Maguire Enters the Raimi-Verse (Hopefully, Again)
Maguire first played the role of Parker in 2002’s Spider-Man, returning for 2004’s Spider-Man 2 and 2007’s Spider-Man 3. All three of the movies were directed by Sam Raimi, who will also be directing the upcoming MCU movie, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
And speaking of multiverses, that’s exactly what people suspect may be afoot with Maguire (because with the MCU you have take every casting rumor, green lit or denied, with a grain of salt).
After 2019’s animated smash-hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduced the idea of a Spider-Man themed multiverse to the movie-going public, rumors have been swirling concerning the possibility that the third MCU Spider-flick will bring the concept into the live-action realm.
These rumors have only been fueled by reports that cast members from both the Raimi trilogy and the two Amazing Spider-Man movies (which starred Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker) are returning for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
What’s the Truth? Coming December 2021
While it is true that the Peter Parker of the MCU, Tom Holland, has denied that the No Way Home will be a Spider-Verse story, it’s becoming an open secret that Marvel Studios feeds the actor false information due to his well-documented history of being really bad at keeping secrets.
Plus, as Comic Book Resource pointed out previously, the Sony Channel Latin America posted a video compiling clips from the all the Spider-Man movies. Hmm…
Further fueling multiverse theories, there’s been no shortage of social media shenanigans surrounding the upcoming Spider-Man movie this week. First, lead actors Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon each announced a different title for the third movie, leading to tons of attention on Twitter and Instagram.
Then, it was announced that the title will officially be Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Currently, Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to be released in theaters on Christmas. Which Parker do you most hope to see on the big screen? Marvel Blog is waiting to hear from you!