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Spider-Man: Heath Ledger was supposed to play Peter Parker in Sam Raimi’s comic book movie.

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In an interview released during the promotion of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Sam Raimi revealed the names of the actors that Sony came up with for the role of Peter Parker. Among them, Heath Ledger was the most popular.

It seems impossible, but it Spiderman from the trilogy Sam Raimi in the beginning he didn’t have to have a face Tobey Maguirewhich we gladly found in shoes Peter Parker a little rusty, Spiderman: No Way Home. No, other actors applied for the role. Among them, the most popular was none other than Heath Ledger.

Heath Ledger and another possible Spider-Man

So let’s take a step back and go back to 2002, the year the MCU didn’t even exist, or maybe 200, because we’re talking pre-production. Spiderman. Sony, which would later interrupt the director’s saga Sam Raimi after the third film in favor of a reboot initiated The Incredible Spiderman (with Andrew Garfield), he meant a number of actors to whom he wanted to entrust the role Peter Parker and his superpowered alter ego. Here’s who they were:

  • Heath Ledger
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Wes Bentley
  • Chris Klein
  • Scott Speedman
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Jude Law
  • Freddie Prinze Jr.

While some of them are well-known faces of American cinema, some are less well-known, such as Wes Bentley And Chris Kleinand someone else has sunk into oblivion, like Freddie Prinze Jr.., who peaked in popularity in the early 2000s as a teen movie idol. However, the biggest favorite was Heath Ledger. We don’t know why he was ultimately chosen. Tobey Maguirebut in 2008 Ledger linked his name to another comic book character: Joker. The film was The Dark Knight and for its remarkable performance Hit Posthumously won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Ten years later Ewan McGregor entered the DCEU due to the character Black mask from “Birds of Prey” and the phantasmagoric rebirth of Harley Quinn. Jude Lawfinally, most recently it was accepted into the MCU, thanks to Captain Marvel.

returning to Sam Raimihis Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness arrives at the hall on May 4th. Let’s take a look at the trailer

Source: Coming Soon

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