There's a whole lot of Spideys in "Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. (Which just scored an Oscar nomination. Congarts!) But we might have had even more Spideys in the mix: past webslingers Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield and current MCU Spider-Man Tom Holland.
On The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast, 'Spider-Verse' co-writer/co-director Rodney Rothman revealed that he wrote a scene that featured all three live-action stars. But they ultimately decided it would be too "confusing" and left it out. (No word on whether the three actors were up for the gig.)
"I wrote a scene 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."
"There were many thoughts about where we could put Tobey Maguire and others,” Rothman said previously. “I think after this film, those thoughts might have a little more traction. But before this movie, and introducing the idea of the ‘Spider-Verse’ to the audience, I think everybody was afraid that it would just really confuse people. But wow, it would have been fun."
Can there ever be too many Spideys? Maybe in the next film. That is, if Sony and Disney/Marvel can work together.