Jake Gyllenhaal lastly bought his likelihood to play a significant function in a Spider-Man film when he starred as Quentin Beck alongside Tom Holland within the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Far From House, however he got here agonizingly near suiting up because the web-slinging superhero himself in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 after Tobey Maguire was nearly pressured to drop out of the function.
Maguire initially signed a three-picture deal to painting Peter Parker, however after struggling some critical again accidents in the course of the filming of horse racing drama Seabiscuit in 2002, there was real concern that he wouldn’t be bodily able to being strapped right into a wire rig and getting thrown across the Spider-Man 2 set.
The studio began to panic, they usually lined Gyllenhaal up as his substitute after being impressed by the rising star’s performances within the likes of Donnie Darko and Moonlight Mile. After all, Maguire finally recovered properly sufficient to throw on the spandex, and the top consequence was probably the most spectacular comedian ebook motion pictures ever made, with Spider-Man 2 nonetheless thought to be one of many style’s best efforts.
It should have been a blow to the younger Gyllenhaal, although, who was solely 22 years previous when cameras began rolling on Sam Raimi’s second film in November 2002, however this stuff have a behavior of working themselves out in the long run. Not solely did he acquire a popularity as the most effective actors of his technology and ultimately get the possibility to seem within the Spider-Man sandbox after a decade of actively avoiding large finances blockbusters, however Tobey Maguire might additionally make a shock return within the MCU to place an exclamation level on his tenure as the primary large display screen Peter Parker for good measure.