Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe Break Guinness World Record After ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’
With their appearances in the latest Spider-Man: No Way Home, the two veteran actors have now etched their names in the record books, as Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe reportedly break a Guinness World Record.
Pioneers in the comic book genre, Spider-Man debuted in cinemas almost 20 years ago, giving fans the original Peter Parker and Green Goblin.
The age-old comic book rivalry was brought to life on the big screen in a way that would revolutionize the perception of comic book adaptations in cinemas; being one of the earliest proof of concepts or the entire genre as a whole.
The two performers that originated those roles reprised them once again in the MCU’s masterful continuation of their own Peter Parker saga in the form of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
It appears as though their presence in that film has meant much in the world record books, as Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe have broken the Guinness World Record for Longest Career as a Live-Action Marvel Character.
With Maguire and Dafoe joining Spider-Man: No Way Home 19 years and 225 days after their appearance in 2002’s Spider-Man.
The duo surpassed the previous joint record-holders, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, whose appearance in 2017’s Logan was 16 years and 232 days after their first appearance in 2000s X-Men.
Maguire and Dafoe were the true originators of the Spider-Man feature film success, bringing those characters to life in a way that has been emulated ever since.
With their appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the MCU truly celebrated the legacy of the character that was first crafted in the original Spider-Man; building on the aspects of Peter Parker that have meant so much to the cultural zeitgeist.
Maguire himself spoke of how important returning to the role was for him, and how fantastic it was to be a part of such a celebratory film, honoring the role that has been such a vital part of his own history.
“It was really about getting together with these people and revisiting what was part of my history and getting a chance to like come together.” Maguire continued, “There are personal things too, which are kind of resolution or a way to revisit.”
Maguire concluded, “I don’t want to say close the chapter…But revisit and have certain resolutions and just join in this loving creative spirit.”