Tobey Maguire Possibly Out for Spider-Man Sequel

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  1. Michael*K

    Michael*K Screenwriter

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    According to Variety, Tobey Maguire may miss the sequel to Spider-Man due to a bad back. Reports are that he could be replaced by Jake Gyllenhaal. Too bad. I like Gyllenhaal, but I thought Maguire did a pretty nice job in the Parker/Spidey role. Production on the sequel was set to start April 12.
     
  2. ThomasC

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    I think Gyllenhaal would be great for the role as well, but I want consistency. I'm willing to wait as long as it takes for Maguire to heal.
     
  3. Alex Spindler

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    I would say that waiting would be the best option. Better to have a Spidey film done right than a Spidey film done now.
     
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    From the article, waiting doesn't seem to be an option due to other scheduling conflicts. Tobey's gonna lose out on a $17 million payday due to this injury. Yowza!
     
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    For $17 million I'd take a cortizone shot ! [​IMG]
     
  6. JonZ

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    I dont think theyll go ahead with Spidey 2 without Tobey.
    They could always shoot around him as well.
     
  7. Chris Atkins

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    This is terrible news! After initially hating SPIDER-MAN, I have come around to the movie in a big way! I want Tobery Maguire for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
     
  8. Patrick Sun

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    Makes you wonder how many shots show Tobey's face in them for them not to consider using a body/stunt double for the Spider-Man action scenes and let Tobey do the Peter Parker scenes.
     
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    Well, Dark Horizons is reporting that things aren't as bad as they seem:

     
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    > I doubt it, these actors are usually insured beyond belief.

    Does that really mean he'd get paid even if he didn't do the movie?
     
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    Off the top of my head...

    The Bond films.
    The Jack Ryan films.
    Bewitched. [​IMG]

    - Walter.
     
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    I think it's still rumor at this point. He may have a sore back, but unless he's in traction there's no reason they can't reschedule the actual shoot to front load all of the scenes where he doesn't have to do stuntwork, or scenes he's not in, to allow him another month or so to heal. I wouldn't worry until Columbia makes it official.
     
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    I thought Julianne Moore did a fine job in "Hannibal." I didn't miss Foster at all.

    And all the "Batman" films have been pretty financially successful, even with three different actors in the lead.

    Will the death of Richard Harris hurt "Harry Potter"? We'll find out next summer.

    And I think Gyllenhaal is a good choice if they need a replacement. He's certainly more handsome. :wink:
     
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    Gyllenhaal would be great, but I really think they should wait for Maguire to heal. If the Spidey franchise extends beyond 3-4 pictures, re-casting would be understandable, but replacing the lead after just one picture... Ehh.
     
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    I have a hard time seeing "Bubble Boy" as Spider-man. Not a good fit for me.

    Sean
     

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