Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe Achieve World Record Thanks to No Way Home

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When pumpkin bombs appeared in the early trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home , fans could already predict that this film would become one of the best Spider-Man series ever. The return of Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin (and a series of other villains) became a big momentum for the Spider-Man universe as well as a clue for the appearance of Tobey Maguire ‘s version of Peter Parker .

Spider-Man: No Way Home is the first Spider-Man film to bring together three Spider-Man, namely Tobey, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland. It is also the first film to feature a series of villains from previous films. Besides the Green Goblin, Dr Ock, Electro, Sandman, and Lizard also appeared.

Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man and Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin in No Way Home was rewarded. Not only from the box office but also from the Guinness World Records! Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe are now the two actors with the longest careers playing Marvel characters in live action films.

From their first appearance in Spider-Man (2002) to the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe have played Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Norman Osborn/Green Goblin for 19 years and 225 days.

This record was previously held by Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart from the X-Men films. Both of them started their careers in X-Men in 2000 and closed their appearance in the Marvel universe with Logan in 2017.

Willem Defoe returns as the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: No Way Home after his first appearance in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002). Photo: doc. Sony Pictures
Following the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home at the box office, Sony is now trying to create a buzz so that The Academy will take a look at the film for its nomination for Best Picture at the Oscars. The full script for Spider-Man: No Way Home has also been released online.

Spider-Man: No Way Home was written by Chris McKenna and Eric Sommers. Nearly 200 pages long, this script was released by Deadline as part of their Read the Screenplay series. This manuscript can be read and downloaded for free.

To maintain the confidentiality of the script during the production process, the Sony and Marvel Studios team apparently did not use the title Spider-Man: No Way Home on the front page. They wrote the fake title Serenity Now as a fake identity.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is predicted to be able to follow Black Panther to get nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Although of course this invites controversy and debate, Sony seems to still want this film to get this recognition.