Sam Raimi Could Direct Epic Death Of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man

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Sam Raimi Could Direct Epic Death Of Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man

Sam Raimi could end up directing the death of Tobey Maguire‘s Spider-Man. In July 4, 2020, we scooped that Marvel Studios was planning on an Avengers: Endgame farewell to Maguire’s Spider-Man. In other words, Maguire’s Peter Parker would have a heroic goodbye like Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark.

At the time, Sony and Disney were discussing a live-action Into the Spider-Verse movie of sorts; that evolved into Spider-Man: No Way Home.

While Maguire didn’t die in Spider-Man: No Way Home, his passing was still a finale they considered for the future. After all, the plan was for his death to inspire a young Miles Morales to become Spider-Man.

Now Sam Raimi is reportedly one of the top directors currently being eyed by Marvel Studios to direct Avengers: Secret Wars. On June 20, 2022, we scooped that Maguire and fellow Spider-Man Andrew Garfield will appear in Secret Wars. Thus, Sam Raimi will have the opportunity to close the book on a story he began. At least, from our sources.

Certain directors have left an indelible mark on the superhero film genre since it began with Richard Donner’s Superman. When you think of superhero directors, you’re likely to think of Zack Snyder, James Gunn. or the Russo brothers.

Sam Raimi completely changed the landscape of superhero movies for years to come. He directed Sony’s original trilogy of Spider-Man movies starring Maguire. He’s also known for his work on various horror films like the Evil Dead franchise.

Sam Raimi Could Direct Epic Death Of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man

Sam Raimi Could Direct Epic Death Of Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man

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Ex-Sony Pictures CEO Amy Pascal first brought Sam Raimi into the fold back in early 2000. Before then, every attempt at bringing the wall-crawler to the big screen had crashed and burned.

For over 15 the movie was trapped in development hell at multiple studios before Sony acquired the Spider-Man rights. Multiple high profile filmmakers like James Cameron, Tobe Hooper, and Joseph Zito couldn’t get the project off the ground.

Thankfully, Sam Raimi came along and proved that he was, without question, the perfect choice for the job. After all, the director has mentioned that Spider-Man was his all-time favorite superheroes.

Not only did he manage to successfully make the movie, he also propelled the superhero film genre to new heights. Moreover, Spider-Man would even become the highest grossing superhero movie in the world at the time of its release.

During this time, he formed a friendship with future Marvel Studios head and MCU mastermind Kevin Feige. At the time, Feige was working as an executive producer. To no one’s surprise, Sony brought Sam Raimi back on to direct two sequels.

Spider-Man 2 went on to become a classic and even won the Oscar for best visual effects. To this day, it’s still regarded as one of the greatest superhero films of all time.

The third movie, however, was sadly plagued by studio interference at the hands of controversial producer Avi Arad. As a result, Spider-Man 3 received mixed reviews from fans and critics who thought the movie was overstuffed.

Furthermore, this led to Sam Raimi’s planned fourth installment being cancelled and the franchise being rebooted. Raimi would then step back into horror pictures with his work on Drag Me to Hell and Don’t Breathe.

Sam Raimi Could Direct Epic Death Of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man

Sam Raimi Could Direct Epic Death Of Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man

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In addition, he would eventually reunite with Feige to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Given Raimi’s experience with both horror and superhero films, he was the ideal choice to helm the sequel. The movie received mostly positive reviews from critics and fans and grossed $955 million at the global box office.

Scott Derrickson, who helmed the first Doctor Strange, was originally set to the director’s chair. Due to creative differences, Derrickson left the sequel, opening the door for Raimi to step in.

Raimi now finds himself in the circle of potential Secret Wars directors.

In other words, he is on the possible path for destiny. Should he accept the job, this could mean that we’ll see a reunion between Raimi and Maguire. When Maguire walks off into the sunset, Raimi will be the one to capture it. A fitting end for the character.