Tobey Maguire Reveals Reaction to “Bully Maguire” Memes

Spider-Man: No Way Home saw the return of some fan favorite characters like Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Sandman (Thomas Hayden Church), Electro (Jamie Foxx), and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans). Andrew Garfield and Tobey Magurie also return as their respective Peter Parker / Spider-Man to team up with Tom Holland’s Wall Crawler. Magurie starred as the very first live-action Spider-Man on film and he had three very beloved films directed by Sam Raimi. Spider-Man 3 is probably the most notable due to the fact that it spawned a lot of memes and one of those memes is Bully Magurie. Bully Magurie is a meme of the part of the film where Peter Parker was doing some terrible things after being infected with the Venom symbiote. Maguire has finally revealed his reaction to the meme in a recent Reddit AMA. You can check out what he had to say below.

“Fairly neutral,” the actor revealed in his AMA. “I did see the Bully Maguire videos, which was a funny discovery.”

Even though we know that Maguire probably won’t return as Spider-Man in his own movies, Garfield seems keen to return if the script is right. The Spider-Man: No Way Home star recently appeared on a podcast where he revealed if he would do another film as the Wall Crawler.

“That love has reached me, and the enjoyment of people in theaters has reached me,” Garfield told the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “It’s very touching, I find it very deeply moving, because when we started my second Spider-Man movie, it petered out. There was a disjointedness there. So for me, coming back and actually getting some more time to have fun with it, and to give the character some closure, and to play and be the version of Spider-Man that I was always wanting to get to, and to be with Tobey and Tom and the rest of everybody in the movie, that was healing. It was just an incredible full-circle moment, and of course you have this other element, where it’s breaking records in terms of people wanting to see it, and you have this incredible critical response, and you have being a part of Tom’s origin story , and I was torn open by Tom’s storyline, by Tom being isolated at the end away from his love and away from his best friend. IT gives me chills now, when I saw it, I was broken by it. It was so agonizing, and the way he plays it, and the way the three of them have created this love bond, and to see it broken, it’s…the tragedy of it is so palpable and heavy and real amidst these very light , John Hughes-y films. Jon Watts and Tom have really, with Zendaya and with Jacob, they’ve created something profound and spectacular while being an incredibly effective popcorn entertainment film. All of these things start to become icing on top of icing on top of icing. And to have a friendship with Tobey now that I didn’t have as deeply previously that I’m so grateful for, to have a mentor in him and to have a real brotherhood with him and Tom is just gorgeous. And there’s this other thing that you’ve alluded to where you feel kind of seen and appreciated, and welcomed and feel a part of a character that you’ve always wanted to be a part of. I’m really humbled by it, to be honest. I’m very very touched by it and I owe a lot of that to Amy Pascal and to Kevin for bringing me into the fold and allowing me to have another crack, and to audiences for their generosity and I’m really humbled. All I want to do is be a part of stories that make a difference in people’s lives, so to have that be reflected back and for people to be saying that’s what’s happening is all the satisfaction that I want. In terms of moving forward with the character, yes, I am definitely open to that, and again, it would have to be something very unique, very special, and of service to an audience, of service to the character. I think there’s something playful and unique and odd and unexpected to be done. I’m not sure what that is, but if we could figure that out, it would be so much fun….And also I would love to continue to work with Tobey and with Tom. That three brother dynamic is so juicy. But to be honest…I’m so happy and satisfied and grateful to be a part of this that it’s hard to want more right now. I’m really trying to savor this moment with the fans, with the audience, and say thank you. I feel very humbled and grateful for the response.”

The most recent Marvel Studios film to hit theaters was Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In the sequel, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.

Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominque Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livanalli. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is exclusively in theaters now!

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