Released at the end of 2021, Spider-Man: No Way Home quickly won over the public, which made it one of the biggest successes in history at the box office. But did the charm also operate on Sam Raimi, the director of the first Spider-Man with Tobey Maguire?
Warning, this article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home!
Peter Parker’s third solo adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: No Way Home opened the doors of the mutlivers wide. This is how the character of Tom Holland was able to face the villains seen in the previous series of films devoted to the Spider-Man, and this, with the help of the former interpreters of the Weaver: Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield!
During an interview at variety, Sam Raimi – to whom we owe, of course, the first Spider-Man trilogy, released between 2002 and 2007 – was asked about this latest opus which, in addition to Tobey Maguire, brought Willem Dafoe back as Green Goblin and Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus, three actors he had recruited himself at the time.
“It was so much fun”, assured the filmmaker about the feature film by Jon Watts. “I love No Way Home and the audience I was with went crazy“, he added. It is true that everywhere in the world, the arrival of the old characters on the screen caused moments of jubilation in the cinemas. Packed, Sam Raimi continued:
It was delightful to watch Alfred play his part, and Willem Dafoe, to see these guys take it to the next level. And Tobey was awesome, as always. The best word I can say is that it was refreshing for me.
Remember also that, like his former actors, Sam Raimi will also make his return to the Marvel universe soon since he is the one who staged the second solo adventure of the character played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse. of Madness, expected in theaters on May 4. A film that should continue to explore this famous multiverse that offers so many possibilities…
The Doctor Strange 2 trailer: