Spider-Man: No Way Home costume designer Sanja Milkovic Hays says she recreated Tobey Maguire’s costume, which “was falling apart.”
Spider-Man: No Coming Home Costume designer Sanja Milkovic Hays explains the process behind recreating Tobey Maguire’s costume. Maguire debuted as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Sam Raimi’s 2002 film before starring in two sequels. Following the abandoned plans of a Spiderman 4, Sony has rebooted the franchise with Andrew Garfield in the lead role. Now Tom Holland is the Marvel Cinematic Universe webslinger, who recently met his predecessors in Jon Watts’ latest installment in the Back home trilogy, No coming home.
taking place after Far from home (2019), No coming home picks up with Peter following Mysterio revealing his identity as Spider-Man and implicating him as a murderer. When he asks Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help, the ensuing memory spell goes awry and brings a handful of Sony villains/heroes into the MCU. These characters include Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Lizard (Rhys Ifans), Electro (Jamie Foxx), and a pair of familiar webslingers. That said, No coming home marks the first time Maguire, now 46, has worn the Raimi-verse’s silver suit since Spiderman 3 (2007).
In a Spider-Suits featurette (via DavidATS), No coming home costume designer Hays (Captain Marvel, Blade) talked about recreating the spandex one-piece from the original Spider Man (2002). According to Hays, the costume had to be “completely redone” and received zippers to make it more comfortable and easier to remove. Read the full quote below:
“Tobey’s Spider-Man had to be completely redone because the suit was falling apart, because it was done in 2001,” Hays said. “We put the zippers in a bit easier position, so we made it a bit more comfortable and easy to remove. It was very funny when [the Spider-Man actors] were talking to each other and each of them was jealous of the other [suits].”
Hays called dressing every Spider-Man like “an incredibly precise process” like “each suit has many parts. Most people are just [like], ‘Oh, these are uniforms.’ It’s so much more than that. It’s about staying true to what he was in previous films, while making him appealing to 2021 audiences..” In an interview published earlier this year, Maguire described wearing the Spider-Man costume again in No coming home14 years after he last put it on in 2007. Although he found it vaguely uncomfortable to put on, once the “clumsiness“dissipated, the suit – which he called a”blessing“- helped him find his character.
Emphasizing great power and responsibility, No coming home awarded Maguire’s character closure. Ironically, the film also revived interest in its and Garfield’s iterations of Spider-Man. It remains to be seen if fandom cries for future appearances will have any effect on Marvel Studios/Sony’s plans. Given Maguire’s now-confirmed multiversal status, it’s certainly possible the actor’s web-slinger could make a cameo in Raimi’s next film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessMay 6. Until then, the Spider-Suits featurette along with a host of special features are available when No coming home becomes available on digital on March 22 and in 4K UHD on April 12.
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