Jake Gyllenhaal finally makes his superhero movie debut this Wednesday (Jul. 3) as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home. But Gyllenhaal almost starred in a Spider-Man movie back in 2003 — as the webslinging hero himself.
According to reports at the time, Tobey Maguire wanted more money to come back for Spider-Man 2 following the success of 2002's mega-hit Spider-Man. He eventually got his cash — some $17 million — but also presented a list of demands that the studio (Columbia Pictures) balked at. Around the same time, Maguire also began suffering from back problems, threatening the start of production on Spider-Man 2.
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