After participating in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tobey Maguire, and Willem Dafoe have set a new Guinness World Record.
Maguire is most known for playing Spider-Man in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, which he starred in from 2002 to 2007. Dafoe played Norman Osborn, a wealthy industrialist who transforms into the terrifying Green Goblin and hunts Peter Parker in the first film.
When Spider-Man was released in 2002, it was a huge box office success. It was the first film to gross $100 million in a single weekend, and it went on to gross $820 million globally.
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Maguire and Dafoe reprised their iconic roles in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which officially tied all Spider-Man properties to the MCU two decades after the original film was released. Aside from Tom Holland’s current cast, No Way Home featured the return of Andrew Garfield from The Amazing Spider-Man, plus a bunch of well-known villains like Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus. As Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch completes the star-studded No Way Home cast.
With their presence in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Maguire and Dafoe set their own Guinness World Records. The two actors set a new record for the longest tenure as a live-action Marvel character. They have been alive for 19 years and 225 days, according to official records. Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, who played Wolverine and Professor X, respectively, in X-Men in 2000 and Logan in 2017, held the previous title.
Without a question, the success of Maguire and Dafoe’s original Spider-Man film is what gave birth to the current multiverse of superheroes. Maguire’s tenure as the first web-slinger redefined the genre and raised the bar for the two Spider-Man reboots that followed. Similarly, Dafoe’s portrayal of the villainous Green Goblin was incredibly amazing and memorable. Seeing the iconic superhero-villain team return on the big screen in Spider-Man: No Way Home was an emotional and nostalgic experience for many fans.