Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is nearing its May 6th release date, which means more cameo rumors regarding fan-favorite roles. While some cameos like a Tom Cruise Iron Man are all but confirmed, many are hoping for another cameo from Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man.
It seems that fans aren’t tired of seeing Maguire web-shooting, as many are hoping to see him return despite recently appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home. With Sam Raimi directing the second Doctor Strange film, a lot of people feel that another cameo from the original Spider-Man is inevitable. However, there are a number of reports debunking Tobey Maguire’s involvement with the movie and they might be worth diving into.
Multiverse of Madness was planned before Spider-Man: No Way Home
As Twitter user With Great Power Book correctly points out, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was originally planned to come out before the third MCU Spider-Man film. Rewrites had to be made when Marvel Studios decided to change the release dates for the sequels. This is because the original plan was for Multiverse of Madness lead into No Way Home, not the other way around.
Because of this, it’s hard to imagine that Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man was ever planned to appear in the Doctor Strange sequel. While the multiverse is an easy excuse to give fanboys easy fanservice, it wouldn’t make much sense for Strange to meet Maguire’s Spider-Man again.
While not impossible, it would be bizarre for Marvel to repeat key parts of No Way Home in Doctor Strange 2. Of course, a version of Spider-Man could return, but it could be an all-new version of the beloved webhead. Now that would be interesting.
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No ‘One More Day’ for Tobey Maguire?
Considering how rewrites affected both movies, there’s always a small chance that Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man could make a comeback. Admittedly, we say small because seeing Tobey again won’t have the same impact it did during No Way Home and we think Marvel knows that.
Plus, most Spider-Man appearances still have to go through Sony so we doubt they would want a cameo from their character with little fanfare. Additionally, with Patrick Stewart’s Professor Xavier appearing — not to mention the confirmation of America Chavez — the movie might be too busy for another Tobey appearance.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is expected to hit theaters on May 6th. Spider-Man: No Way Home is now available on Blu-Ray (buy here) and digital if you want to relive Tobey’s return as Spidey.