It's been nine years since Tobey Maguire last squeezed himself into the Spidey suit, yet his name is still synonymously linked with the web-slinging superhero. It's not surprising when you consider his influential and well-regarded role in Sam Raimi's successful Spider-Man trilogy.
In those nine years, we've not been left short of Spider-Man action: Andrew Garfield succeeded Maguire, starring as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and this year Tom Holland jumped into the Avengers action for Spidey's return to the MCU.
'You Are Great As Spider-Man'
Holland's performance has won him legions of fans, and Maguire himself has piped up to give him an all-important, approving pat on the back. The 40-year-old actor shared a viral video — created by someone using clips from his Spider-Man performance — showing him with sentimental tears of jealousy and days gone by.
But in a friendly acknowledgement that his feelings couldn't be further from the video, Maguire also posted the supportive caption:
Haha seriously, who made this? @tomholland2013 good job! You are great as Spider-Man. Keep it up!
Maguire was center stage during Raimi's trilogy. He first appeared in Spider-Man (2002), which won critical acclaim and earned $821.7 million at the box office. The sequel Spider-Man 2 (2004) made $783.8 million, while Spider-Man 3 (2007) raked in $890.9 million.
Spider-Man Is Coming Home
After two films in the rebooted origin story (starring Andrew Garfield) Sony — which owns the rights to the character — agreed to a deal with Marvel to include Peter Parker in the MCU. Nineteen-year-old British actor Holland was cast in the role, playing a younger version of the wall crawler.
It's difficult to find fault with Holland's debut appearance; his performance was one of the standout features in an outstanding film. As well as having the right balance of teen awkwardness and juvenile humor, Holland has an undeniable chemistry with his Marvel peers. No easy task.
Following on from Civil War, Holland will reprise the role in a solo venture, also set within the MCU. Spider-Man: Homecoming will take place in Parker's high school years, skipping an origin story. And following on from Holland's scene-stealing introduction, the future looks to be in good hands.
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters now. If you haven't seen it yet, what're you waiting for?!
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Via: Comic Book