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Into the Spider-Verse Nearly Featured Three Live-Action Spider-Man Actors

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Wilson Fisk's experiments with a particle accelerator and parallel universes results in Miles Morales encountering a variety of Spider-People, including an older Peter Parker who helps mentor and teach Miles how to be Spider-Man. In a recent interview, co-writer and director Rodney Rothman revealed that he wrote a scene that would have featured all three live-action Spider-Men.

"I wrote a scene that had every, that had Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in the same scene," said Rothman on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith. "I don't want to get into it, but I did write that scene, but there's a lot of anxiety, there's a lot of anxiety around the movie generally and there was anxiety about confusing people."

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Tobey Maguire portrayed Spider-Man in the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man films, his last portrayal being Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Andrew Garfield portrayed Spider-Man in the Marc Webb-directed Amazing Spider-Man films, his last appearance being The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. Tom Holland is the current actor cast as Spider-Man and he will reprise the role in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. 

With Into the Spider-Verse's success earning it a sequel and spinoff films, there could still be a chance that some of these Spider-Men -- Maguire's Spidey being referenced aplenty in the animated film -- could appear if Miles and his friends should require some additional assistance dealing with future threats.

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Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Kimiko Glenn. The film is in theaters now.

(via Screen Rant)

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