Ever since the monumental spectacle of Avengers: Endgame, many MCU enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating the next colossal experience.
The box-office juggernaut was followed by Spider-Man: Far From Home, closing out the universe’s illustrious third phase. Audiences have been eager to work through Disney’s exciting slate of small-screen offerings – WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki – as well as Black Widow, but the most anticipated forthcoming project from Team Marvel is arguably the next outing from Tom Holland’s iconic web-slinger.
Fans have essentially built it up as the next big event movie; the film of phase four most likely to measure up to the ambitions of Endgame.
This may seem strange to some. After all, we’ve had plenty of Spider-Man efforts across previous decades, right?
Well, you’re exactly right. However, it’s long been suspected that this third installment of Tom’s stand-alone Spidey efforts will serve as a culmination of the character’s cinematic adventures, hearkening back to Sam Raimi’s 2002 gamechanger.
The recently unveiled teaser trailer has confirmed that this is somewhat the case, but there are no signs of Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield, who previously portrayed the fan-favourite hero. This is exactly why so many are gravitating towards a recent interview with JB Smoove discussing Spider-Man: No Way Home…
JB Smoove’s Spider-Man: No Way Home interview explained
The 55-year-old American actor is loved by MCU fans for his portrayal of Julius Dell, Peter Parker’s teacher, in the previous films.
His comedic chops complimented the playful tone of Far From Home perfectly, and some fun was definitely needed in the immediate aftermath of Endgame, where the stakes – and our stress levels – couldn’t have been higher.
He’s confirmed to reprise the part of Julius in No Way Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home Updates recently shared a clip of him being interviewed. The snippet has achieved widespread attention thanks to a detail he shared.
The interviewer asks him “which Spider-Man are you excited to see Tom Holland share the screen with, Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield?”
JB swiftly replied with an answer old-school Spidey fans have been aching to hear: “Woo, Tobey Maguire, of course, man.”
There have long been rumours of Tobey’s return to the world of comic-book cinema, but his place in No Way Home is yet to be officially confirmed. It’s likely that the studio is eager to keep it a secret, saving the potentially iconic moment for the film itself.
However, this recent JB interview has led many to believe that Tobey’s return is something of a certainty.
The fan reaction is priceless
A number of fans have shared their hilarious reactions to JB’s love for Tobey over on Twitter.
Check out a selection of tweets:
Teasing Tobey Maguire in the trailer
Although the actor and his Marvel counterpart don’t exactly show up in the first teaser trailer, there are a number of reasons to suggest that he’ll be swinging onto the scene once the film hits cinemas.
Firstly, the return of Alfred Molina as Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus is explicitly confirmed, with the villain showing up at the end of the trailer and addressing Peter directly.
A number of eagle-eyed viewers have wasted no time in pointing out that the reaction shot of Tom Holland’s Peter in his Spider-Man costume doesn’t quite match the scenery of the Doc shot. This has led some to believe that, in the actual film, Doc is actually addressing Tobey Maguire’s version of Peter.
Willem Dafoe has already been confirmed to star and Green Goblin is hinted at through a sinister laugh and the reveal of a Pumpkin Bomb. The emergence of both in the MCU is suggested to be possible as a result of Doctor Strange experimenting with the Multiverse, which has been explored recently in other Marvel projects.
So, despite no official confirmation of Tobey’s MCU debut, JB’s comments and the recent trailer suggest that he could actually emerge to blow audiences away once the film reaches audiences on Friday, December 17th 2021.
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