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Tobey Maguire Retiring As Spiderman

tobey-092309-aTobey Maguire will have more time to play with his kids Ruby (age three) and baby Otis (age 1 ½). Where is the gift of time coming from? Tobey has dropped out of Spider-Man 4!

It was just announced that Tobey, Kristen Dunst (who played his love interest) and director Sam Raimi won’t be returning to the ridiculously successful franchise. Sony plans to “reboot” the series with a new cast and crew. The will rework the script and focus on Peter Parker aka Spiderman’s teenage years.

Sony Chairman Michael Lynton said in a statement, “Spider-Man will always be an important franchise for Sony Pictures and a fresh start like this is a responsibility that we all take very seriously. We have always believed that story comes first and story guides the direction of these films.”

Tobey himself will probably really miss his role as Spiderman, he even plays him offscreen. The actor will occasion don his costume and entertainment the guest at children’s parties. “There’s a lot of time between the movies where I have to stay in shape and as strange as it may sound, I actually go to kids’ parties (to entertain) and try to stay in shape that way.”

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