Producer Grant Curtis hopes that future Marvel projects will return to the untold stories from director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man universe.
Grant Curtis, who served as a producer on all three of director Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man films, shared his hopes for future additions to the RaimiVerse.
In an interview with Gizmodo, producer Grant Curtis reflected on his time working on Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and how it impacted him both as a producer and a fan. “The Spider-Man movies we made were an incredible opportunity career-wise,” said Curtis, who is currently a producer for Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series, Moon Knight. “As a fan, I love the narratives that were generated from those three movies.” It has been roughly 15 years since Spider-Man 3 hit theaters, but Curtis suggested that there were more stories from that world to explore. “There were other stories within those movies that did not get told,” he said. “I hope someday, as any Spider-Man fan would tell you, that all those stories come out and that narrative continues.”
Spider-Man fans were able to return to the RaimiVerse with the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which saw Tobey Maguire reprise a role first established by Raimi in 2002’s Spider-Man. No Way Home even included a subtle reference to Maguire’s first Spider-Man film, which saw Tom Holland’s Web-Slinger dodge one of Green Goblin’s pumpkin bombs in almost the exact same way as Maguire in his first film.
This isn’t the only influence the RaimiVerse had on No Way Home. In a recent interview, director Jon Watts discussed the emotional impact the first entry in Raimi’s trilogy had on him and how it felt to watch the New York-based film not too long after 9/11. “Going to see that movie meant so much to me,” Watts said. “I’ve always associated Spider-Man with that moment, that healing, cathartic experience.”
While it’s unclear if there will be a return to the RaimiVerse anytime soon, Kirsten Dunst, who played Mary Jane Watson in the Raimi Spider-Man films, has actively shown interest in reprising her role for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “You know I’d join that multiverse! I feel like I’m the only one that hasn’t joined it,” she said. “I’m like, ‘Please put me in. Put me in the lineup.’ I need to pay for my house and kids.” Raimi himself has joined the MCU, serving as director for the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
No Way Home not only saw the return of Maguire’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man but of RaimiVerse villains Thomas Haden Church’s Flint Marko/Sandman, Alfred Molina’s Dr. Otto Octvius/Doctor Octopus and Willem Dafoe’s Norman Osborn/Green Goblin. It’s also unknown if Maguire will return to another Marvel project, though his version of Spider-Man was put front and center in an official poster promoting No Way Home‘s home media release. Created by artist BossLogic, this was the first solo promotional poster for Maguire, though it was pulled shortly after its release.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theaters and on Digital now. The film arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on April 12.
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