Is Tobey Maguire in the new Spider Man?
Choose your path, then, when he tells Esquire that former Spider-suit-fillers Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire will not be appearing in the third MCU Spider-Man movie. "No, no, they will not be appearing in this film,” he tells the magazine. EmpireTom Holland Says Tobey Maguire And Andrew Garfield Are Not In The Third MCU Spider-Man Movie
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30 August, 2021 - 05:00pm
30 August, 2021 - 05:00pm
Clocking in at three minutes, the trailer teaser appeared to be straightforward. It lays out the premise of the film, which picks up after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Peter Parker's life is now turned upside down after Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) revealed his secret identity as the friendly neighborhood superhero and J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) revealed it to the world. To make matters worse, the villain also frames Spider-Man for his murder. This puts the Avenger's friends and families like Ned (Jacob Batalon), MJ (Zendaya), and Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) in jeopardy, as they, too, become the subject of public scrutiny. In an effort to rectify his predicament, Peter reaches out to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). But instead of resolving the mounting issues, the sorcerer's spell goes awry, making everything worse as it may have exposed Earth to the threats of the multiverse.
In all likelihood, however, the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer has several secrets in order to keep spoilers at bay, so it's best not to take it at face value. In recent years, Marvel has become much more clever and creative with regard to its trailers, and thus Sony for Spider-Man. Some shots used in promo clips don't even end up in the theatrical cut, while other frames are edited to remove a particular character or element, a trick used in Avengers: Infinity War trailers. The money shot of the trailer, for example, featured a fully-transformed Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) when the reality was that Bruce Banner couldn't coax the Hulk out after his defeat at the hands of Thanos (Josh Brolin). Deliberate editing also made it appear as though Loki would turn traitor again. Avengers: Endgame also used similar techniques, with its trailer using a fake shot of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) arriving in Wakanda from its predecessor to hide the debut of Fat Thor.
Although marketing for Spider-Man: No Way Home started relatively late, there will at least be one more full trailer for the movie. By then, perhaps Marvel Studios and Sony will reveal more information regarding the ramifications of Doctor Strange casting No Way Home's dangerous spell to help Peter. Even then, it's still advisable not to trust what's included in the promo since it's only fair that the biggest surprises for the movie are being saved for when it makes its theatrical debut.
30 August, 2021 - 05:00pm
(Craig Blankenhorn | Hulu) Selena Gomez as Mabel, Martin Short as Oliver and Steven Martin as Charles in "Only Murders In the Building."
Americans — including many Utahns — are enamored with true-crime podcasts and programs.
I’m still having a hard time believing so many people watched (or at least talked about) the weird and not particularly well-made Netflix series “Tiger King.” The only explanation I can come up with is some sort of mass insanity caused by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
And, apparently, a locally made true crime podcast about the still-unsolved disappearance of Susan Cox Powell also gained popularity with listeners across the country. Although, as someone who has seen umpteen true-crime TV shows about Powell, I’ll only be interested when somebody locates her body and there’s something new to report.
Still, if true crime is your thing, you’re certainly not alone. And among your fellow true-crime podcast aficionados is none other than Steve Martin.
“Yeah, I’ve listened to a lot of true crime podcasts,” he said. “‘Fan’ is the wrong word, but I’m interested in it. I’m interested in the solving of crime. I really like that.”
Which is why he and writer/producer John Hoffmann (“Grace & Frankie”) cooked up the idea for “Only Murders in the Building,” a 10-episode series that starts streaming Tuesday on Hulu. It’s about murder, obviously, and a podcast, and it’s very funny.
Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short) and Mabel (Selena Gomez) all live in the same Manhattan co-op. Forced to evacuate by a false alarm, they start to chat and discover they’re all big fans of a true-crime podcast titled “All is Not OK in Oklahoma.”
(Tell me that doesn’t sound like a real title.)
(Photo by: Craig Blankenhorn/Hulu) Selena Gomez as Mabel, Martin Short as Oliver and Steven Martin as Charles in "Only Murders In the Building."
When another resident of the building dies and the police rule it a suicide, Charles, Oliver and Mabel convince themselves it was murder. They decide to find the killer — and they will expose everything on a podcast of their own.
The neighbors/suspects include Nathan Lane as a deli king, Amy Ryan as a bassoon player and Sting as himself.
It’s mystery and farce all rolled into one, with numerous red herrings and lots of suspense amidst the slapstick. And it manages to mock the true-crime world, though the show is focused on delivering fun rather than any kind of accurate portrayal of the podcast industry.
“This is one the most unusual things I’ve ever done because it actually has a plot,” Martin said. “I usually don’t do things with plots.”
That longtime friends and frequent collaborators Martin and Short work well together is no surprise. That they work so well with Gomez is somewhat startling.
“I believe when Selena’s on screen, the show is suddenly elevated,” Martin said. “It’s more mysterious. It’s more interesting. There’s an old cliché: the camera loves her. And I would say the camera likes me, and it’s fine with Marty.”
Gomez said she “didn’t know what I was getting myself into” when she signed on. “And now I have, like, these two crazy uncles in my life that basically give me boy advice and I sing rap songs to them.”
According to Martin, “Only Murders In the Building” was not originally conceived as a comedy. Nor was it meant to be a vehicle for him to star in.
“I wasn’t even going to be in this, and I sort of thought, ‘Well, I’ll do it if Marty does it,’” he said.
“It was actually conceived for older actors. And then when Marty one day said to me, ‘Well, you’re old’ … the comedy came because of the casting. If you had cast three serious actors, it’d be a very different show. But the comedy just occurred through the writing and through the performances, I think.”
The end result is a lot of fun.
“I decided, with the director, that it was very important to play it straight. Otherwise it wouldn’t be real,” Martin said. “But the strange thing is I played it straight and it looks like a spoof.”
30 August, 2021 - 05:00pm
We waited what felt like forever for that first Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, but to say we need and want to see more from this one would be an understatement! Hopefully, the marketing campaign will swing into full effect as we near that December 17 release date, but it could be that we'll need to be patient for at least the next month or so.
There is, however, one interesting tidbit of information we can share with you today!
On UK theater chain Cineworld's website, they have Spider-Man: No Way Home listed as having a runtime of 150 minutes. It's possible, and highly likely, that this is just a placeholder. However, the site's placeholder runtime for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was 130 minutes, and the movie ended up clocking in at 132 minutes!
As a result, we definitely can't discount the possibility that this is based on tentative information shared by Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. It also wouldn't be the first time a runtime has been revealed in advance this way.
If accurate, then Spider-Man: No Way Home looks set to be just as lengthy as Avengers: Infinity War, though that's arguably fitting when all the signs are pointing to it being a spectacular epic. Doctor Octopus, Electro, and the Green Goblin are among the confirmed villains, while we're also anticipating seeing a few other baddies and two familiar Spider-Men.
We'll be sure to keep you updated, so keep checking back here for the latest.
Sam Raimi had tentative plans for years to introduce The Lizard in one of his movies, and he would have been introduced in Spider-Man 4 (with Curt Connors as a supporting villain to John Malkovich's Vulture). That obviously didn't happen, but Sony Pictures did revisit the idea with 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man.
Like his comic book counterpart, this Lizard desperately wanted to regrow his missing arm and ultimately fell into madness when he tried to transform all of New York City's inhabitants. Defeated by Spider-Man and returned to his human form, we last saw Curt in a cell where he was approached by Gustav Fiers and asked whether he'd told Peter the truth about his parents.
Jamie Foxx was the first actor to be cast in this threequel, and we assumed at the time Kevin Feige just wanted to give the Oscar-winner a shot at playing a decent version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2's big bad. Of course, Foxx later dropped a bombshell by sharing fan-art of the villain squaring off with three versions of the web-slinger (while confirming he won't be blue).
With that, the Spider-Verse theories were born, and a leaked image has since shown us a vastly different Max Dillon. As a result, we can't say for sure if this is the same Electro as the one we met in 2014, but the trailer pointed to his electricity being yellow - as it should be - instead of blue in the MCU.
The technology used to bring Sandman to life in 2007's Spider-Man 3 was jaw-dropping. Unfortunately, Flint Marko wasn't the most effective of villains beyond those visuals and a big part of that can be blamed on the bizarre decision to reveal him as the true killer of Uncle Ben.
Peter Parker ultimately forgave the villain, and it looked like his evildoing ways were then behind him. Of course, Sandman is a character who frequently jumped between hero and villain status in the comic books, so it probably wouldn't take much for him to be manipulated into being part of this version of the Sinister Six...if he's actually in the movie, that is.
Rumour has it that Paul Giamatti's Rhino will be the sixth member of this team, but we're not buying that. The actor seemed utterly baffled when he was asked about a possible return recently, and we're not sure what the point of bringing this character back would actually be.
The actor delivered a cringe-worthy performance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and fans still can't believe the sequel ended by failing to show us his battle with the web-slinger. Given what a goofy "costume" he was wearing, we can live without a return, but that leaves us to wonder who the sixth member of this apparent team could be.
The big reveal in the trailer we've talked so much about here is, of course, the return of Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus. The lead villain in 2004's Spider-Man 2, he fell under the control of those four arms and the advanced A.I. chip embedded in his spine and brain. However, he managed to regain his free will during the final battle with the wall-crawler.
Saving New York City, and perhaps the world, Doc Ock sacrificed himself to bury his dangerous fusion power experiment in the water surrounding the Big Apple. As his lifeless body sank into the depths below, the power in his arms shut down, but the light in them was red instead of white (signalling that they were in control of Otto at the time of his death).
Yes, Doctor Octopus has traditionally led the comic book's Sinister Six, but it's Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin we expect to see take centre stage in No Way Home as the true mastermind. His familiar laugh - and a Pumpkin Bomb - featured in the trailer, and rumour has it he manipulates the MCU's Peter into freeing him and his fellow villains before embarking on a mission to escape his fate.
While his death was self-inflicted, a lunatic like Norman Osborn almost certainly blames Peter for jumping out of the way and leaving him impaled on his Goblin Glider (he probably isn't best pleased about what happened to his son, Harry, in Spider-Man 3 either).
30 August, 2021 - 05:00pm
The trailer shows Peter Parker recruiting Doctor Strange to magically make the world forget his secret identity after Mysterio revealed it at the end of Far From Home. But due to a mishap caused by Peter’s hesitation, the spell brings several familiar villains from previous Spider-Man movies into the MCU, including Spidey’s legendary arch-nemesis Doctor Octopus — played once again by Alfred Molina, reprising his role from Spider-Man 2 over 17 years later. One of the Green Goblin’s pumpkin bombs also appears with Willem Dafoe’s iconic laugh in the background, all but confirming that Norman Osborn will also be appearing.
Other brief shots feature yellow lightning bolts and a massive wall of sand, hinting at the return of Jamie Foxx as Electro and possibly even Thomas Haden Church as Sandman. Another shot features Peter being attacked by a shadowy, hulking figure that some fans believe is the Lizard from the first Amazing Spider-Man film. But no matter what the final roster of villains ends up looking like, it’s clear that Spider-Man will be facing a veritable army of rogues in No Way Home — perhaps even the first-ever cinematic appearance of the Sinister Six.
Though the movie isn’t a straightforward adaptation of any specific Spider-Man story, all MCU films draw inspiration from various comic storylines in some way, and No Way Home is no exception. The basic premise of the film — Peter’s secret identity being revealed to the public, and Peter trying to resolve the problem through supernatural means — is sure to remind comic fans of one infamous story in particular. The much-maligned “One More Day” storyline from 2007 features Aunt May being assassinated by the Kingpin after Peter’s secret identity is revealed in the original Civil War comic, causing Peter to accept a deal by the demon lord Mephisto to restore Aunt May’s life — in exchange for erasing his marriage to Mary Jane from existence.
“One More Day” would later receive a follow-up arc in 2010, “One Moment in Time”, which explored the details of the rewritten timeline caused by Mephisto. In one notable parallel, the story revealed that in the new timeline, Peter enlisted Dr. Strange’s help in magically making the world forget his secret identity, just as he does in No Way Home. But despite the shared plot point in both stories, it’s unlikely that Mephisto will be making an appearance in the MCU any time soon, despite what a popular WandaVision theory once predicted. Instead, it’s more probable that No Way Home will draw influence from another, much more beloved comic storyline.
The story in question is “Happy Birthday”, the three-issue arc from 2003 by J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr. that culminates in Amazing Spider-Man #500. The storyline follows a team-up between Spider-Man and Dr. Strange which goes awry when Peter accidentally interrupts Strange as he casts a spell to banish Dormammu from Earth. Peter is sent adrift through time and space, and soon finds himself reliving the greatest battles of his life against a gauntlet of his deadliest rogues. It’s certainly not the exact same story as No Way Home, but it’s easy to see the similarities — a team-up with Dr. Strange, space and time getting distorted, and Peter being forced to fight through a legion of villains to set things right.
No Way Home is poised to be the climax of Peter’s character arc that’s been building since his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War — the story of Spider-Man proving himself as a true hero. After Homecoming and Far From Home, Peter’s finally escaped Iron Man’s shadow to form his own legacy as Spider-Man, but he still has to figure out what being Spider-Man truly means. So, just as in ASM #500, this is the perfect opportunity for Peter to overcome his self-doubt by looking to two alternate versions of himself. But in this case, it wouldn’t be Peter’s past and future selves he encounters, but rather his alternate universe variants, as played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
If the teaser trailer is any indication, No Way Home’s story will focus primarily on Tom Holland’s Peter and his supporting cast. But if the Spider-Man variants are indeed going to make an appearance as rumors indicate, it’d make sense for them to enter the story as last-minute reinforcements before the final battle. Seeing versions of himself who have forged their own identity as heroes could be just what MCU Peter needs to finally decide for himself what it really means to be Spider-Man. After all, “Happy Birthday” is first and foremost a character study of Peter Parker, exploring how he’s driven by his determination, guilt, and responsibility to help others, as well as the pressure placed on him by his life as a hero. It’s very possible that No Way Home could tell a similar story, showcasing what makes Spider-Man a true hero by pitting him against his greatest challenge yet.
Of course, this is all just conjecture for now. Despite the persistent rumors, it’s still possible that Maguire and Garfield will only make brief cameos in No Way Home, or even not be in the film at all. Likewise, it’s unknown if Amazing Spider-Man #500 was a conscious influence on the movie’s story. But no matter how the film’s story ends up playing out, one thing is for sure — Spider-Man: No Way Home already has countless fans hyped to see what may very well be the most ambitious Spider-Man film to date.
Barrett Smith is a Movies & TV writer for Gamerant and a lifelong fan of fantasy, sci-fi, and superheroes.
30 August, 2021 - 09:15am
As Spider-Man: No Way Home developed, it appeared that the movie would go in a very different direction to continue Spider-Man's story. An appearance by Doctor Strange and a multiverse-connected plot were rumored early on, with the latter coming from reports of former Spider-Man characters returning. The Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer confirmed the returns of Doc Ock, Green Goblin, and Electro while also hinting at Sandman and Lizard. These five foes won't be the only people making life difficult on Peter Parker, though. The trailer showed how Spider-Man's secret identity being exposed will greatly impact Peter's normal life and teased another antagonist. However, this one comes courtesy of Tony Stark.
Near the beginning of Spider-Man: No Way Home's trailer, Peter is shown in custody by law enforcement and handcuffed to a table. Two different figures question him, and one of them - pictured below - is wearing a jacket that has DODC written on the front. In the MCU, DODC stands for the Department of Damage Control, the clean-up crew Tony Stark founded after The Avengers and the Battle of New York. Damage Control hasn't been seen beyond stealing Adrian Toomes' business at the start of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now over a decade later in the MCU timeline, Damage Control is positioned as another villain for Peter Parker. Unlike the arguably bigger threats from the multiverse that he'll face in the movie, this Spider-Man villain is another creation of Tony Stark.
The DODC taking a special interest in Peter Parker is a surprising development after Tony Stark's death. It was believed that Damage Control was strictly a clean-up crew to help with superhero-sized devastation. The organization's role in the fallout of Spider-Man's secret identity being revealed is a very different directive. No matter how Spider-Man: No Way Home explains the DODC's pursuit of Spider-Man, it should be fascinating to see if Peter develops any negative feelings for Stark because of his involvement in founding Damage Control.