Spider-Man 4… Without Tobey Maguire

Yup, you read it right… Spider-Man 4 without the trademark face.

Tobey Maguire is being replaced in Spider-Man 4  by Andrew Garfield (Air, I’m Here, Never Let Me Go).

Andrew Garfield

Before Andrew Garfield was named the new Spidey, he had some pretty tough competition going, with Josh Hutcherson, Logan Lerman, Jamie Bell, Alden Ehrenreich, Aaron Johnson, Anton Yelchin, Zac Effron and the Hollywood hotshot of the moment, Robert Pattinson, all long and short listed for the role. Now that, must have been one tough decision to make!

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Spider-Man 4, currently untitled, but known as ‘Untitled Spider-Man Reboot’, is still in it’s early stages of production. In fact, it’s not scheduled for filming till December this year.

You thought that was a bit of a wait? Release date: July 3, 2012.

Yup. July 2012.  Spider-Man fans, we have a long wait ahead of us.

So, what’s the story that’s been stewing in the media for a while now?
To be honest, I was a bit confused myself, so I did my homework and look what I dug up…

When they say reboot, Sony really means reboot. We’re talking Peter Parker back at high school, a complete reboot of the franchise… new cast, meaning bye-bye Tobey Maguire (as mentioned before… 😦 ) and bye-bye Kirsten Dunst (I think she’s getting a little old to play the high school MJ but all the same, we’re sad to see her go).

Not only are the classic faces gone, but also the classic Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. The new film will be directed by Marc Webb and scripts written by James Vanderbilt, along with Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. There are assumptions that the reboot will be based on the Ultimate Spider-Man comics. Those are the rumours floating about, after creator of comics Brian Michael Bendis met with the movie crew.

Sam Raimi

And what brought this reboot on? Rumour has it that Raimi withdrew after claiming he wouldn’t be able to make the movie’s 2011 release date and maintain the high creative and quality standard expected of any Spider-Man film.

Fair enough, I reckon.

“Working on the ‘Spider-Man’ movies was the experience of a lifetime for me. While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction, and I know they will do a terrific job,” said Sam Raimi.

Sony has also confirmed that the Spidey reboot will be in 3D, so that’s something to look forward to as well.

I’ve summed up what I know and if you want to enlighten me with any more goss on this issue, please go ahead, I’d love to hear. 🙂 After all, we’re huge Spidey fans here at Ebony Ink!

Spider-Man Reboot...

Drop a comment and let us know what you think… Maguire/Garfield, Raimi/Webb… we wanna hear what you have to say!

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18 responses to “Spider-Man 4… Without Tobey Maguire

  • showbiz

    well i’m glad you aren’t saying the reason for the reboot is because maguire/raimi were fired by sony like some bloggers are saying . i mean i think everybody knows that maguire and company were contractually obligated to do ONLY three films. maguire has said that like only a cazillion times, and the way dunst talked, she was tired of playing mj.

    i don’t know about this reboot. i think they should have waited longer to do that. it’s not like how the batman franchise got ridiculous with like four different actors playing the role each time a new movie opened. the spider-man films were good films even if ppl didn’t like the third one as much. ppl

    • ebonyink

      =) To be honest, it’s not really up to us make assumptions, we do our research and we tell you what we find. Isn’t that what media is-or should be-about?
      Anyway, yeah I agree that the reboot could have waited, definitely, and Batman was different on so many levels, especially because when one thinks ‘Spider-Man’ Tobey Maguire’s face comes to mind and I think very little will change that.


  • luk

    i don’t think i’m gone even be able to watch the movie if Tobey is not in Spiderman 4.


    • ebonyink

      Well it is a complete re-boot so I guess it won’t be too bad? But Tobey Maguire will always be Spidey for me, so join the club =)

  • Ricky ZFAFDS

    This is INSANE Peter Parker isn’t Peter Parker without Toby Maguire!! 😦

    I bet not as many people will watch the movie I won’t be as exited about seeing it…
    Such IDIOTS.

    I hope they change their minds and take Toby.

    • ebonyink

      It is a complete re-boot so maybe it won’t be the same with Tobey… i mean he’s kind of grown out of the high-school boy phase, but to be honest i think he could pull it off.
      Well, it’ll be interesting, i guess. but Tobey Maguire will be the classic Spidey, hands down, forever!

  • luzazul

    I don’t think I will enjoy seeing spiderman without TOBY! With the magic of makeup, smoke and mirrors- He could have been made up to look like a high school kid. I join all who will miss toby and thank him for doing such an amazing job.

    • ebonyink

      Sure, nothing a bit of make-up and film magic can’t alter… and if anyone can pull it off, it’s Maguire. 🙂
      Then again, the re-boot’s quite exciting, too.
      Thanks for commenting 😛

  • TM

    i won’t see that without Tobey Maguire, if this movie going to first place in box office i won’t seeeeeeeeeeeeee without Tobey Maguire.

  • ebonyink

    I think a lot of people share that opinion. But it’s worth a watch nonetheless!

  • TM

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  • TM

    i won’t seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • christian

    why shld you pple do a thing like this tobey maguire is the perfect man 4 the job.cuz he as that face lik he was made 4 that role i mean he as that bond as spiderman.he will always be my man 4 spydi 4 all century.nd i will tell my kids about him and his movie when i become an adult.he looks so real the right man 4 the job i say….

  • willandra f.g.

    i won’t see without toby maguire in spiderman!….because i’m the no.1 fan.
    please take toby maguire back in spiderman,don’t replace spidy with andrew garfield

  • Chase

    they need to think before they do.Tobey Maguire is the only Spiderman. It would be like saying they are going to do Harry Potter without Daniel and bring another person on the set to do the movie.Tobey has the fire for spiderman.He is the true spider man and without him on there there is no way i will watch the movie.I think the day they bring out the movie ppl need to not go see it and show them how much Tobey as spiderman means to all of us!bring back the real spiderman and stop the maddness.

    • ebonyink

      Yeah, but keep in mind this is a total reboot. Spider-man back to high school and Spider-man is a legend in itself and I suspect there will many reboots in the future.

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