Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse director Rodney Rothman revealed in a recent interview Tobey Maguire was considered for the animated film.
The film is set to introduce many different versions of Spider-Man including an older Peter Parker, voiced by Jurassic World‘s Jake Johnson. Trailers for the upcoming film have revealed several nods to the Sam Rami trilogy with fans wondering if Johnson’s Spider-Man is the same as the version from the original films. It has been said that the Peter Parker in the animated film is actually an amalgamation of all three film versions but Rothman revealed to ScreenCrush that Maguire and others were considered for Spider-Verse.
“There was,” Rodney Rothman told Screen Crush. “There were many thoughts about where we could put Tobey Maguire and others. I think after this film, those thoughts might have a little more traction. But before this movie, and introducing the idea of the “Spider-Verse” to the audience, I think everybody was afraid that it would just really confuse people. But wow, it would have been fun.”
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, & Rodney Rothman from a script written by Phil Lord, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features the voice talents of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, and Lily Tomlin.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be released in theaters on December 14, 2018.