“Spider-Verse” Almost Had Three More Spider-Men

Spider Verse Almost Had Three More Spider Men

Hot off its Oscar nomination for best animated feature, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” co-director Rodney Rothman sat down on the podcast The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith (via The Playlist) where he revealed an interesting surprise.

It turns out the film, which boasts multiple versions of Spider-Man from different dimensions, at one point had the three major live-action Spider-Man actors – Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland – popping up. That sequence was back in the film’s drafting stages and sadly didn’t go further:

“I wrote a scene that had every, that had Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in the same scene and… I don’t want to get into it but I did write that scene, but there’s a lot of anxiety, there’s a lot of anxiety around the movie generally and there was anxiety about confusing people.”

Holland will reprise his take on the role this July in “Spider-Man: Far Frome Home,” while a ‘Spider-Verse’ sequel is already in the works.