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Maguire Hanging Up Spidey Tights?

So, we've got Galactus, but now we may be losing Peter Parker. In a story otherwise about "The Good German," Tobey Maguire tells the Courier-Mail that for him, the Spider-Man films feel "like a trilogy ... and it feels like the end."

"Spider-Man 3" is hitting theaters on May 2.

Maguire might not be alone in decamping. Though the studio heads have already begun chattering about a fourth film for the series, director Sam Raimi has already expressed some reluctance about returning to the director's chair for another installment. Certainly with both the director who has built the franchise and the lead star out of consideration, any hypothetical continuation of the "Spider-Man" movies would mean going in a very different direction.

"To me it seems like this is a natural point for the team to break up because we have a lot of story conclusions that were going along for the main characters for the first two movies and we kind of tie almost everything up for the third movie," Maguire goes on to say in the article.

Of course, in one sense, this is exactly what you'd expect these guys to say, at this point. Their contracts are up. What's it worth for the studios to bring them back?

Certainly, the Hollywood Machine is always hungry. But there's good logic in quitting the scene before it chews you up and spits you out.


Posted by on March 5, 2007 10:52 AM
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I thought Raimi was into it? Maybe I misread the article that I saw. If he is, and Tobey isn't... well Tobey is insane. They could replace him in two seconds. It was a rumor before and I'm sure it could happen. I love him in the role, but don't take away my Spidey!

-- Posted by: Rachel at March 10, 2007 1:17 AM

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