By Stephen Ippolito | January 29th, 2022
Since Spider-Man: No Way Home was released on December 17, it has managed to blow away everyone’s expectations at the box office by bringing in nearly $1.7B globally. A big reason why it’s done so well is because it saw the return of past Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
Earlier this month, we heard Garfield discuss making his dramatic return. Now in a group interview this week with Deadline that involved all three Spidey’s (including Tom Holland), Maguire spoke for the very first time about coming back.
Maguire opened things up by telling exactly how he got involved in the Sony and Marvel Studios film.
“I went and had a meeting with Amy and Kevin. Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige. And had talked about… They sort of just teased it,” Maguire said. “I think Amy was like, ‘We’d love to talk to you, and you you know what this is about.’ And I was like ‘okay, sure. Let’s go chat.'” Holland then joked that it wasn’t much for him to go on.
Secret Invasion set photos reveal our first look at Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Ben Mendelsohn, and Emilia Clark
This week, set photos for Marvel Studios’ upcoming series Secret Invasion, currently filming in the UK, made their their way online. In them, we are given looks at Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn (Talos), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), and Emilia Clark, whose character still remains unknown.
In November, director James Gunn revealed that Chukwudi Iwuji had joined the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The actor, of course, worked with him on his Peacemaker series that’s currently streaming on HBO Max.
Not long after his casting, fans, as they usually do, began to speculate on who exactly he would be playing. While many characters were mentioned, the Silver Surfer and the High Evolutionary were the most common two brought up.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter this week, Iwuji spoke for the first time about joining the MCU film. While he didn’t reveal who he’s playing, he did tease that he’s “extremely powerful.”
“Powerful. Extremely powerful. Complex,” Iwuji says. “James and I were talking about it, but he’s certainly one of, if not the most complex characters we’ve seen in the freaking Marvel universe. So he’s deeply complex and deeply powerful, and I hope intriguing. I hope I bring that to it.”
Back in October, it was revealed that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was to undergo six weeks of reshoots beginning in November. While reshoots are very common for MCU films, these were a little different as it was reported that the reason behind them was to add more “cameos” to the film.
This week, Variety caught up with the film’s director Sam Raimi and asked him about the sequel’s status. Why he didn’t say anything about the now finished reshoots, he did comment on if the movie is done or not.
“I wish I knew the answer to that question. […] I think we’re done, but we just cut everything. We’re just starting to test the picture and we’ll find out if there’s anything that’s got to be picked up. If something’s unclear or [there’s] another improvement I can make in this short amount of time left, I’ll do it. One thing I know about the Marvel team is they won’t stop. They’ll keep pushing it until it’s as close to being great as it could.”
Throughout Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s production, there were multiple rumors that Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck (AKA Mysterio) would make a return. In the previous Spidey film (Far From Home), it was presumed that he had died from a gunshot wound. However, given his projection technology, some thought this was a trick and that we had not seen the last of the villain.
Well, obviously we know now that he’s not in the movie. However, thanks to some recently released concept art from Andrew Reeder, who worked on the film, we’ve learned that at some point during its development he was slated to appear.