Tokyo, JAPAN: American actor of the Hollywood movie "Spider-man 3" Tobey Maguire (R) and director Sam Raimi (L) arrive at a photo call prior to their press conference in Tokyo 17 April 2007. The third and possibly final instalment of the widely popular "Spider-Man" films made its world debut in Tokyo 16 April in a rare move for Hollywood as it sees more opportunities overseas.  AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Here's How Raimi Reacted To Seeing Tobey Maguire Play Peter Parker Again In No Way Home
For Sam Raimi, getting to see Tobey Maguire in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” reprising the Peter Parker that he created two decades ago, was an emotional and nostalgic experience. Raimi told The Hollywood Reporter, “I probably felt like the audience felt, 'Oh, there's my old friend, the old hero, who I haven't seen in 15 years. He's back.’”
Raimi commented that Maguire’s Peter Two “looked like he had lived kind of a hard life as Spider-Man." He commended the actor’s performance and “No Way Home,” saying, "It was really emotional and so well done. But it was also like spending an afternoon with old friends who I hadn't seen in 15 years. It was beautiful."
Raimi has said that he loved working with Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in the “Spider-Man” trilogy, and wanted to one day revisit the world with them again or do a non-superhero project with them. Raimi did have plans for a fourth “Spider-Man” movie with Maguire, but it was shelved after he butted heads with studio heads and had various production issues during “Spider-Man 3.”