Former Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire has hinted that he would be open to playing another superhero. Having mostly stayed away from the big screen for five years, Maguire has said that he will just do “whatever I feel called to” which he maintained doesn’t “fit in any kind of box.”
Furthermore, although Maguire reportedly hasn’t seen all the Spider-Man films starring his successors, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland, he claims to have enjoyed them, describing them both as “super talented.”
“I would just say I appreciated them and I like the actors. I like the choices,” he said.
Maguire played Spider-Man three times in the early 2000s, with his first Spider-Man film coming out in 2002. This was followed by Spider-Man 2 in 2004 and Spider-Man 3 in 2007. The first two films were a commercial and critical success, but the third film was poorly received by critics, although it was received well at the box office. His other major roles have included Nick Carraway in 2013’s The Great Gatsby and Homer Wells in 1999’s The Cider House Rules.
Since 2014, Maguire has mostly focused on his work as a producer with his company Material Pictures, with his only acting roles on the big screen being Pawn Sacrifice, where he played chess champion Bobby Fischer in his game against Cold War Soviet chess grandmasters, and 2017’s The Boss Baby, where he was a voice actor only. On the small screen, he has appeared in programmes such as the comedy miniseries The Spoils of Babylon in 2014, where he played Devon Morehouse, the son of an oil baron.
The latest Spider-Man film Spider-Man: Far From Home, with Tom Holland in the lead, will reach cinemas on July 5.