Among the greatest superhero movies of all time, the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy holds a special place because of how it eventually led to the other live-action Marvel movies. Of course, Tobey Maguire is one of the most iconic actors to play an equally iconic character. And considering that Sam Raimi also directed Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, there are theories about Maguire appearing in the film. So, is Tobey Maguire in Doctor Strange 2?
There is no confirmation that Tobey Maguire will be reprising his role as the original live-action Spider-Man in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. However, an Instagram post from the Portuguese dubbers seems to indicate that Maguire will be making an appearance in the film.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is set to become one of the biggest MCU films in Phase 4, and it seems like Marvel isn’t shy about spending a lot of money on different characters. And considering that Raimi directed the film, anything can happen. So, this leads us to our discussion on the theories regarding Tobey Maguire in Multiverse Of Madness.
Could Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man Be In Doctor Strange 2?
The MCU, after facing a universal threat like Thanos in the most recent phase, seems to be trending towards a storyline that includes the multiverse or all of the other universes in the overall theme of Phase 4. And this phase seems to be introducing the concept of the multiverse so that it will be easier for us to understand, as we can see the multiverse in play in Loki, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and the upcoming Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.
In that regard, Doctor Strange 2 seems to be taking the multiverse narrative into an even bigger stage than No Way Home, as he is now about to deal with the fallout of the spell that opened the doors to multiple universes. And the latest trailer seems to indicate that there are going to be plenty of different characters and variants appearing in the film.
While more and more people were too focused on the theories regarding what they saw in the trailer, there are people who are thinking about the possible return of one of the most beloved characters in all of Marvel.
Tobey Maguire, who played Spider-Man in the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, is an icon because of how he was the first to bring to life the iconic web-slinging hero. Of course, as we all know, Strange’s spell in No Way Home allowed Maguire’s Spider-Man to enter the MCU, as he teamed up with the other Spider-Men so that they could stop the villains that also made their way to that universe.
But, even though it seemed like Maguire was done playing the iconic hero in No Way Home, there seems to be a possibility that he might return to the MCU once again, especially with the fact that Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness deals with the entire multiversal mess he created back in the recent Spider-Man movie.
It might be true that Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man and Doctor Strange hardly interacted in No Way Home. However, there might be a connection between the events of No Way Home and Multiverse Of Madness that allows Maguire to reprise his original Spider-Man role once again. And this possibility wasn’t born out of wishful thinking.
Do We Have Proof That Tobey Maguire Is In Doctor Strange 2?
While there is nothing set in stone yet, there is proof that Tobey Maguire could be appearing in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. However, the thing is that this didn’t come from any of the actors or any of the main people that worked on the film behind the scenes. Instead, it came from voice actors for a different language.
The entire internet was surprised to see in an Instagram post that the Portuguese dubber for Wanda Maximoff, Mariana Torres, was seen in a selfie with Manolo Ray. For those who don’t know, Manolo Ray is the exclusive Portuguese dubber for Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man. The caption of the post says, ‘good things are coming.’
As such, this Instagram post may indicate that Manolo Ray dubbed Tobey Maguire in the upcoming Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness movie because he has only been dubbing Maguire in the Marvel universe for the longest time possible.
Considering that Wanda is the secondary protagonist of this film, it seems likely that Mariana Torres was together with Manolo Ray in the dubbing studio to work on a scene involving their characters.
It might still be possible that Manolo Ray is dubbing a new character, but the current outlook is that he might be returning to dub Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, considering how interconnected No Way Home is to Multiverse Of Madness.
Then there is the fact that Sam Raimi directed this film. Raimi helped bring to life Spider-Man in his original trilogy, which involved Tobey Maguire. And considering that he has a history with Maguire, as they worked together on three films, there is a good chance that Raimi brought back his version of Spider-Man to play some sort of role in Doctor Strange 2.
How Can Maguire’s Spider-Man Be In The Multiverse Of Madness?
At this point, anything can happen when it comes to a movie that explores the Marvel multiverse. That means that there is no telling how Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man can play a role in Multiverse Of Madness if ever he indeed returns in that film. However, that won’t stop us from speculating.
The first speculation that we have is that he will be returning in a flashback scene that wasn’t shown in the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home. This means that his possible role will be quite minimal, as Strange might think back to the events of the previous movie while dealing with the fallout of how he changed reality in that film.
Then there is also the possibility of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man returning in another minor supporting role that is smaller than the role he played in the recent No Way Home film. After all, we are talking about the multiverse here, and that means that there is a good possibility of him appearing when the universes collide with one another, and we get to see the New York of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies.
However, we are leaning towards the possibility of him appearing in a flashback. That’s because the plate is already quite full in terms of the characters in the upcoming Doctor Strange 2 movie. Remember that Multiverse Of Madness is not an Avengers movie, and that means that it still has to focus a lot on the central characters, Doctor Strange and Wanda Maximoff.
Captain America: Civil War might have pulled off a huge non-Avengers movie involving plenty of superheroes. But most of the heroes involved in that film already had backstories that were fleshed out. Meanwhile, considering that Multiverse Of Madness might introduce more and more new characters into the MCU, allowing a character such as Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man to appear in a bigger role might take the spotlight away from the central characters.