Sony’s Oscar-nominated animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse featured several alternate incarnations of the web-slinger, but it turns out it almost featured three more in Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland.
Speaking on The Q&A, co-director Rodney Rothman has revealed that a scene was written which would have featured the three live-action incarnations of the wall-crawler, but it was ultimately dropped over fears about confusing the audience.
“I wrote a scene that had every, that had Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in the same scene and… I don’t want to get into it but I did write that scene, but there’s a lot of anxiety, there’s a lot of anxiety around the movie generally and there was anxiety about confusing people.”
It’s previously been revealed that Tobey Maguire was also considered for the role of Peter Parker in the animated film, but again the idea was ultimately nixed, with Jake Johnson coming in to voice the character instead.
Sony has already announced that it is working on a sequel to Into the Spider-Verse, so perhaps we may get to see Maguire, Garfield and Holland popping up at some point after all. Is that something you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments below or on our social media channels…
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, the screenplay is by Phil Lord. The film is produced, in association with Marvel, by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features a voice cast that includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, Kimiko Glenn, John Mulaney, Jorma Taccone, Lake Bell, Oscar Isaac, Kathryn Hahn, Zoe Kravitz and Chris Pine.