Tobey Maguire once made people question about whether or not he would return to "Spider-Man 4". Now that he has decided to reprise his role as Spider-Man and his alter ego Peter Parker in the next installment, the actor has opened up about his plan with his character in the superhero film franchise.
"Hopefully I'll be able to evolve the character in a new direction," Maguire said in an interview with The Boston Globe. "He'll still be Peter Parker, but I hope I can move him forward a bit and take him to a place where there will be new challenges for me as an actor."
During the interview, he also denied rumor that he was reluctant to take part in another "Spider-Man" film, saying "It's not that I was reluctant." Maguire then explained, "For me, it's a big process to decide whether or not to do a role.... I have to want to wake up in the morning and feel like I can't wait to get to work. I've got to feel OK about leaving my kids for 12 or 13 hours a day for five months. It's a big commitment."
As of late, Tobey Maguire claimed "Spider-Man 4" will kick off its principal photography in February or March 2010 since it is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 6, 2011. Beside him, Kirsten Dunst has been set to reprise her role as his love interest, Mary Jane Watson. Produced by Avi Arad along with Grant Curtis and Laura Ziskin, the fourth "Spider-Man" movie will be directed by Sam Raimi.