Sam Raimi Reveals Thoughts on ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’
One of the most iconic directors, and the original helm of the character’s big-screen debut, Sam Raimi reveals his thoughts on Spider-Man: No Way Home.
When Spider-Man first hit theaters in 2002, there was no guarantee that the film would work. Comic book adaptations had a less than stellar track record, and there was cautious optimism that Sony could crack the code.
A medium known for its imagination and vastness, adapting a comic book film accurately seemed like an impossible task; with a fantastic director, a grounded character, and the backing of a massive studio, Sam Raimi developed Spider-Man into the first film to prove these adaptations could work.
Fast forward 20 years and the MCU had crafted what was perhaps the greatest Spider-Man film ever tole; with three generations of Peter Parker, the film told the brutal and tragic tale of just what makes the character so special.
With the film proving itself to be one of the biggest success stories in cinematic history, one has to wonder just what the original director felt watching the film expand on his original concepts for the character.
In a recent interview with Variety, the veteran director- now helming the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness– spoke on the latest MCU outing, as Sam Raimi reveals his thoughts on Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The director stated, “It was so much fun, I love No Way Home, and the audience I was with went crazy. It was delightful to watch Alfred play his role, and Willem Dafoe, just seeing these guys take it to the next level. And Tobey was awesome as always. The best word I can say is it was refreshing for me.”
It is a ringing endorsement from the acclaimed director, and it is incredible to think that Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker joined Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, and Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin as former characters from the Raimi Spider-man film to make their way in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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