Tom Holland Reportedly Pitches Tobey Maguire as MCU’s Uncle Ben

The ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ actor is said to be pushing for the star of Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy to play Peter Parker’s uncle in flashback scene(s).

AceShowbizTobey Maguire could make his return to the “Spider-Man” franchise in one way or another. Words are Tom Holland, the latest actor who takes the reign as the web-slinger, is pushing for the 44-year-old actor play Uncle Ben in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to We Got This Covered’s trusted sources, the British actor is pitching the idea for the star of Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy, to appear as Peter Parker’s uncle in flashback scene(s) at some point in the currently ongoing “Spider-Man” franchise. It’s unknown, though, if Maguire is up for Holland’s idea as the site notes that there are many ideas being tossed around right now, without any guarantee which one(s) will be making the cut.

In the meantime, there’s also report that Marvel and Sony are planning a live-action “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse“, with Maguire returning as the titular character. According to the Lords of the Long Box YouTube channel, the project is proposed as a way to give the original Spider-Man depicter a farewell similar to the farewell Robert Downey Jr. received in “Avengers: Endgame“.

The movie allegedly “will also be a chance for director Sam Raimi to say good-bye to the beloved version of his character.” It is said that the movie’s plot will serve as the introduction of the live-action version of the Miles Morales Spider-Man.

Sony has the rights to Spider-Man, though the studio has agreed to work with Marvel Studios again for the follow-up to “Spider-Man: Far From Home“. The rumor about the live-action “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, however, makes it sound as if Marvel will be involved in the project as well.

Raimi, who directed Maguire in three “Spider-Man” movies from 2002 until 2007, initially planned to make two more sequels, but walked away from the franchise after he could not find a satisfactory script. He is now set to make his return to the superhero scene again after signing up to direct “Doctor Strange” sequel, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness“.

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