Spider-Man 2 performers cast Jake Gyllenhaal for the role instead of Tobey Maguire for medical advice
Spider-Man fans have almost gotten used to a brand new main star portraying their favorite character after Tobey Maguire was nearly replaced in the second film.
The 46-year-old actor almost gave way to Jake Gyllenhaal, 41, for medical advice – a suggestion that Kirsten Dunst, 39, Jake’s co-worker, seemed unimpressed with.
At the time, Tobey was advised by doctors to stay away from the role in case he injured his back and became paralyzed.
The people who made the film are said to have put together a contingency plan to bring Jake in, in which Kirsten did not participate in his casting.
Seattle PI reports that the film’s director Sam Raimi has been told that Tobey’s back is in such bad shape that any further injury could lead to his paralysis.
Sam told the publication: “At that point, I said to myself, ‘I can’t be irresponsible. I can’t make a movie about responsibility and then grab this kid and make him do stunts that almost paralyze him. And I can not compromise the movie “.”
In an interview with Yahoo, the lead actor also hinted at the situation, saying that if an actor plays a character it should only belong to them and no one else.
Talking about a potential role on the movie, Jake also said: “He [Maguire] self-harm, and there was talk. There are a variety of actors [likely for the role]and I am one of them. “
But Kirsten admitted that Jake’s role would be “weird”.
Speaking in an interview with Black Film, she commented, “I mean, I want to work with him, and I will. have, like, many scenes with him.”
She continued: “If we had done this, we would probably never have been able to do another movie together, and I’d rather do something different with him than this one.”
Kirsten, who is now engaged to Jesse Plemons, admitted that co-starring her current co-star was “really easy” as the two line up together on the FX series Fargo.
This is the pair’s second time working together after playing husband and wife on screen in last year’s critically-acclaimed western film The Power of The Dog.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/tobey-maguire-almost-replaced-spider-26315103 Tobey Maguire was almost replaced for Spider-Man 2 because the doctors warned he could be paralyzed