To many fans, Tobey Maguire’s portrayal of Peter Parker is as good as it gets, and director Sam Raimi nailed his first interpretation of the character when Spider-Man was released in theaters in 2002. The movie saw success with audiences and at the box office. Spider-Man grossed $825 million on a $131 million budget, becoming the third highest grossing film of 2002 behind Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
The immediate success of the movie forced Raimi to think of sequel ideas to build the origin film into a franchise, which would develop into Spider-Man 2 and 3. The second film is regarded as the best of the trilogy by some and focuses on Doc Ock, played by Alfred Molina. Although the third film falters due to the sheer amount of villains it tries to include, it was still able to rake in $894 million at the box office.
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For years fans have tried to watch the trilogy in its entirety, which bounced around from streaming services to on-demand; however, on Aug. 1st, the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy will be available to watch in all its glory.
Fans of Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland were able to see their favorite Spidey’s share the big screen when Spider-Man: No Way Home released in theaters in Dec. 2021. Audiences will hope to see that kind of team-up again in the future, although it may take another 20 years.
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Money talks and Spider-Man: No Way Home undoubtedly made a ton of money. The threequel earned nearly $2 billion at the box office, making Marvel and Sony studios swing from the rooftops with joy. It’s no surprise then that No Way Home would receive an extended cut, similar to that of Avengers: Endgame, which will re-release in theaters later this year.
In June, Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland shared the news of a ‘More Fun Stuff’ version of No Way Home, which would release in theaters this fall. This cut adds 15 minutes of footage to the 148-minute film, which is said to include more scenes with all three of the Spider-Man actors and a scene with Charlie Cox’s Daredevil. The official tweet confirming the release schedule for the More Fun Stuff Version can be found below.
No Way Home will arrive in theaters in America on Sept. 1st, along with multiple other countries worldwide. However, if you simply can’t wait to watch the movie again and don’t care about more fun stuff, Spider-Man: No Way Home is available for digital purchase and on Blu-ray now.