Tobey Maguire, who plays Spider-Man, has finally spoken out against the popular Bully Maguire memes after 15 years of widely distributed gags. After receiving high praise for his performance in Sam Raimi’s first two web-slinging movies, Tobey Maguire and his director encountered less favorable reviews for their work in Spider-Man 3. Sony pressured Raimi to include Venom in the threequel, which led to an overstuffed plot in which Peter Parker crossed over to the dark side. In an unusual act of retaliation, Raimi gave Parker’s gloomy, arrogant narrative a comedic spin, inspiring a string of Bully Maguire memes that highlighted how the dancing, the jazz-loving lead character was severely affected by the Venom symbiote.
Tobey Maguire hosted an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit in honor of the debut of the upcoming movie Babylon and answered many fans’ pressing queries. When asked about the popular Bully Maguire memes from Spider-Man 3, for example, Maguire broke his silence to admit that he had seen them and to provide some of his opinions on the gags. Below are Maguire’s replies.
Will Maguire Be Back as Spider-Man?
Even though the movies themselves haven’t fared well, Bully Maguire memes are still regarded as the most memorable aspect of Spider-Man 3 15 years after the threequel first debuted in theatres. This is because Tom Hardy’s acclaimed performance as Eddie Brock has replaced Topher Grace’s critically panned Venom performance. The actor returned to the superhero genre with the multiverse-focused Spider-Man: No Way Home alongside his first replacement, Andrew Garfield, even though it was initially believed that Maguire was done with the role entirely after the creative differences between Raimi and Sony during the development of Spider-Man 4.
Since the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, people have been wondering whether Maguire will return for a potential Spider-Man 4. Maguire has been mum about the possibility of him directing another web-slinging film, similar to his appearance in the third installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even though Raimi has repeatedly expressed interest in the idea after returning to the genre with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Kirsten Dunst, who portrayed Mary-Jane Watson in Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, has also shown a strong desire to return in a follow-up, pointing out that the MCU’s multiverse structure gives her the option to do so.
There won’t be a lack of web-slinging entertainment hitting theatres in the near future, even if Maguire doesn’t return for a hypothetical Spider-Man 4 release. The long-awaited release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is scheduled for next year, and Sony Chairman Tom Rothman recently stated that an MCU-set Spider-Man 4 is in production but didn’t provide a release date or an indication of whether Tom Holland will return. With Kraven the Hunter, Madame Web, El Muerto, and Venom 3, the studio also keeps growing its Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. Venom 3 is said to be the first film to include the Spider-Man character from the franchise. Viewers may watch Maguire’s Spider-Man trilogy again on Netflix right now as they wait for information about the character’s future.