For those of you "Spider-Man" fans out there still feeling raw about Tobey Maguire's departure from the series, it looks like the man himself is doing just fine. That's the takeaway for me, at least, from Maguire's interview with new wall-crawler Andrew Garfield over at VMan Magazine.
The entire interview is a fantastic read, and a massive love fest for both of the guys involved. Right out of the gate, Maguire tells Garfield that there were two moments during "The Amazing Spider-Man's" early development he was particularly excited by: the hiring of Marc Webb as director, and the hiring of Garfield as Peter Parker. The compliments gave way to a fascinating exchange of ideas between the two, including Garfield asking Maguire how he handled becoming the face of Spider-Man for so many people.
As Splash Page Editor Rick Marshall demonstrated earlier this month, the Spider-Man suit that Andrew Garfield will don in Sony’s upcoming reboot of the comic franchise differs in key ways from the suits Tobey Maguire wore over the course of three movies as the web-slinging boy wonder. And those changes — a less emphasized Spidey symbol, for instance, and a thinner strip of red down the chest — left some fans disheartened.
But guess who wasn’t let down by the new suit? Maguire himself. The 35-year-old actor let MTV News know his thoughts on the costume when we caught up with him at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting his dark comedy, “The Details.”
“The suit? I thought it looked cool,” he said. “I think they did a great job with the design of it and I’m excited to see it in action.” Read More...
Yesterday we got our first look at the Spider-Man costume that Andrew Garfield will be sporting when the superhero returns to theaters in 2012. And while the iconic red-and-blue costume has changed over the years in the comic book universe, it's also undergone some changes in the movie world, too.
From the time Tobey Maguire slipped on the spandex in 2002 to yesterday's reveal of the new costume, the friendly neighborhood webslinger has changed his look with every big-screen iteration. Want to see just how much Spidey's look has changed over the years? Click on the image below for a gallery of Spider-Man's movie costumes over the years:
Still, you know what all those costumes are missing? Underarm webbing. Don't worry — there's still time to fix that, Sony. Read More...
It was only one year ago that we learned the shocking news that Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi were leaving the "Spider-Man" franchise. Since then, many of us have adjusted to the idea of newcomer Andrew Garfield taking over the role of Peter Parker — and even Maguire himself has offered his support.
"[Maguire] sent me a lovely message through a mutual friend. He gave me his support and it meant a great deal of course because part of the reason I love and have continued to love this character was because of his portrayal. To step into those shoes is no mean feat," Garfield said during a recent appearance on BBC News.
"It was generous of him to reach out and say something," he added. "So I'm thankful." Read More...
A lot has happened between the end of "Spider-Man 3" last night's announcement that Andrew Garfield would play Spider-Man in Marc Webb's franchise reboot.
With all of the rumors, changes and left-field choices by fans, it's been easier to get confused if you weren't along for the ride every step of the way.
That's why we've mapped out a timeline for you check out below, which we think you'll appreciate. It's the simplest resource you'll be able to find to set your memory straight as far as what happened, who could have been a contender, who was a contender, and who Garfield beat out to become Peter Parker. Read More...
Last week, we devoted our weekly reader poll to asking your opinion of the latest news to rock the comic book movie world: the conspicuous absence of a "ROM: Spaceknight" movie in Marvel's 2010 film slate.
Okay, so that wasn't what we asked... but come on, was there ever any question about last week's poll topic? The news that Sony was dropping plans for "Spider-Man 4" and rebooting the entire "Spider-Man" movie franchise in 2012 was the biggest story of the year, and continues to develop as the search for a new "Spider-Man" director and actor to play Peter Parker continues.
We asked what you thought of the "Spider-Man" movie news, and you responded — in a big way. Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: After he's hung up those web shooters and says goodbye to his role as Peter Parker, following the news that "Spider-Man 4" has been scrapped, what's next for Tobey Maguire? Will he reach out for another franchise, or will he go after more serious, Oscar-hungry roles akin to his recent acclaimed (and Golden Globe-nominated) stint in the drama "Brothers"?
The 34-year-old actor may now be wondering if he should make those "Hobbit" rumors come true. Maguire has long been said to be a contender for the role of young Bilbo Baggins in the Peter Jackson-produced, Guillermo del Toro-directed "Lord of the Rings" prequels, but he has continually denied involvement.
Continue reading 'Spider-Man' Star Tobey Maguire's Next Move: Indie Or Hobbit? at Movies.MTV.com.
Sony's decision to reboot their Spider-Man franchise instead of making "Spider-Man 4" means that moviegoers will see an entirely new Peter Parker in theaters for 2012. Not just anyone can play Spidey, though. The part demands an actor who can play a socially maladjusted teenager while still being able to slip into spandex and wisecrack like it's going out of style.
Since the only details Sony has released indicate that their new Spider-Man film will take place during Peter's teenage years, we can only assume that whoever gets the part will need to walk and talk like a high school student.
Here are five actors we think could handle the great power and great responsibility of the role. Read More...
"Spider-Man 4" is no longer. The franchise that was defined by star Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi is in for a dramatic overhaul now that the two creative forces are no longer involved in the Marvel Comics property.
Some fans might point towards continuity deviations, an overabundance of villains and excessive dance sequences as reasons to look forward to the new direction of "Spider-Man." But if we're being honest with each other — was it really all bad?
I have a lot of fondness for the original "Spider-Man" trilogy, and I doubt that I'm alone. While I'm certainly curious about the franchise's future, I can't help feeling some nostalgia for the old movies as they're on their way out. Here are a few of the things that I'll miss the most. Read More...
While the villains of "Spider-Man 4" have yet to be determined, there's no shortage of adversaries in the way of Peter Parker's big screen return, including a production delay due to script troubles and the new competitive release date for "Thor." Luckily, Parker still has one friendly neighbor he can rely on — none other than Tobey Maguire.
Maguire recently participated in a webcam chat with The Envelope (transcribed by Superhero Hype), during which the "Spider-Man" actor downplayed the mounting reports about the film's delay.