Sam Raimi will never direct Tom Holland Spidey as Maguire would ‘break his neck'

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Beloved horror movie director Sam Raimi has returned to comic book movies with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Renowned for his work on Sony’s original Spider-Man trilogy, the director is one of the key reasons behind the industry of comic book movies we have today. 

Of course, with Raimi’s work being so beloved, many have asked the director if he would return to direct Spider-Man in the future. As it turns out, the director has one very strict rule to return to the webhead: it has to be Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man. 

Sam Raimi will only direct Tobey Maguire Spider-Man 

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In an interview with The LA Times, Raimi was asked if he would direct Tom Holland’s Spider-Man movies. After the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Holland’s webhead is expected to have another trilogy of movies. 

Raimi explained that he loves the current incarnation of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Additionally, the director expressed a deep adoration for the recent Spidey film. However, he would never be able to bring himself to direct the next iteration.

“I loved No Way Home,” Raimi said. “I thought it was a complete audience thrill ride. The crowd I was with were ooh-ing and ahh-ing, and it had a great heart to it. It was great seeing my old friends again. I love Spider-Man. And I love Tom Holland in the role.”

But why won’t Raimi direct Holland’s webhead? Well, the director said: “If I made a Spider-Man movie, it would probably have to be with Tobey or he’d break my neck.”

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Will he direct more MCU films?

With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness now out in cinemas, fans have wondered whether or not Sam Raimi will return for more MCU movies. Thankfully, it seems that Raimi is more than interested in coming back. 

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In an interview with Fandango, Raimi explained that he would love to work with Marvel again. Whether that’s for a proper sequel to Maguire’s trilogy or a new movie all together, he would love to play with the company’s “toy box”. 

“It’s like the world’s best toy box to be able to play at Marvel,” he told them. “I’d love to come back and tell another tale, especially with the great management they’ve got there.”

Raimi’s visceral directorial style is certainly felt in Doctor Strange 2. With Marvel delving further into the creepy, darker characters for future MCU films and shows, Raimi will certainly find himself a space.