Former Spider-Man actors want to return in a future film, say the film’s NWH writers Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna. Maguire and Garfield’s return to the big screen in NWH has delighted moviegoers for the past two weeks. There have been a lot of videos of people’s reactions to their reveal scene on social media. To no one’s surprise, they all feature a lot of cheering.
For the Covid-19 pandemic era, the anticipation for Spider-Man: No Way Home was unprecedented, as evidenced by the film’s $1 billion worldwide box office gross. It was speculated that Tobey Maguire and Garfield would make a comeback in No Way Home because of its marketing, which featured classic villains like Green Goblin and Doc Ock. The mere possibility of three Spider-Men appearing in a single film, combined with the presence of these villains, made this easily the most eagerly anticipated film of the year.
In a recent interview with Variety, NWH writers Sommers and McKenna discussed the possibility of Maguire and Garfield returning to the Spider-Man franchise in the future. McKenna says he “would hope so!” and “would love to see more of their journey” when asked about this. He even revealed that the team was considering a post-credits scene before deciding on Venom’s cameo.
A post-credits scene could be used to set up a future installment for the older Spider-Man. Maybe there would have been a character from one of their universes in it. McKenna’s response to the possibility of more Spider-Man films starring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield can be found in the following quote:
McKenna: I would hope so! I would love to see more of their journey. We even talked about, ‘Oh, we could do a [post-credits] tag with this one! We could do a tag with that one!’
Garfield and Maguire would be perfect for “a TV show with the two of them traveling around in a van solving mysteries,” as Sommers joked. McKenna confirms this in a lighthearted manner. This has a lot in common with Scooby-Doo but without the dog. That’s a good idea. However, it doesn’t do justice to the legacy of the two Spider-Mans that have come before it.
They are unlikely to make a show with Maguire and Garfield on board. It is unlikely that a live-action series about a character as important as Spider-Man would be produced for Disney+. A live-action Spider-Man movie is unlikely to be released outside of the theaters. This is despite the announcement in November that the Freshman Year animated series would be available on Disney+. After NWH, it would be more appropriate to continue the legacy of the earlier Spider-Men in film continuations of their character’s journeys. Sony would make more money from them as well.