New Spider-Verse 2 Poster Features Tobey Maguire Hero Lookalike (Photos)

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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A new poster for Sony Pictures' Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse had some fans convinced that Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker was included amongst other Spider-People.

After Maguire and Andrew Garfield's heroes joined Tom Holland in the MCU for Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans naturally wanted them to show up elsewhere now that the door was open to their inclusions again, particularly in Spider-Verse 2.

This new animated feature already boasts an impressive cast of confirmed characters, although an appearance by Maguire would certainly boost the hype level for this sequel to new levels.

Spider-Verse 2 Poster Shows Maguire Lookalike

Sony Pictures released a new poster for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, highlighted by Shamiek Moore's Miles Morales and Oscar Isaac's Spider-Man 2099.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Sony Pictures

Along with the Spidey from Marvel's Spider-Man on PlayStation and Karan Soni's Spider-Man India, on the far left, some fans believe that Tobey Maguire's original theatrical hero can be seen jumping through the air on the left edge of the poster.

Across the Spider-Verse poster
Sony Pictures

While some have speculated this is actually Maguire's hero donning the same suit he wore in his own solo trilogy and in Spider-Man: No Way Home, others think it's a different Spidey simply posed in a similar way.

Tobey Magurie Spider-Verse lookalike
Sony Pictures

For comparison, below is a promotional image of Maguire's hero posing in his Spidey suit, which does look somewhat similar to the Spider-Man in the poster.

Tobey Magurie Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home
Sony Pictures

This also comes after rumors indicated that both Maguire and Garfield were in line for cameo appearances in the animated realm, which could either be in this movie or its sequel, 2024's Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.

Will Tobey Maguire Show Up in Spider-Verse 2?

Considering how deep Spider-Verse 2 will dive into the Multiverse, seeing Tobey Maguire's hero would seem to be a natural fit alongside so many other popular web-slingers from the comics.

Sony head Amy Pascal already teased the chances of Tom Holland's MCU hero joining the fray, noting that she wasn't going to comment on the possibility of the most recent live-action hero being seen in this animated adventure.

Sony hasn't been afraid to utilize Maguire and Garfield in Into the Spider-Verse 2's marketing campaign, although the studio remains mum on whether they will actually be included in the movie.

With only a short time until this new outing debuts, there's no way to definitively rule out Maguire from appearing, although it's a full-blown "wait and see" scenario at this juncture.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will swing into theaters on Friday, June 2.

Release Date
June 02, 2023
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Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.