Tobey Maguire talked about Spider-man 4 and being reluctant in playing the Amazing Arachnid for the 3rd sequel.
"It’s not that I was reluctant. For me, it’s a big process to decide whether or not to do a role...I have to want to wake up in the morning and feel like I can’t wait to get to work. I’ve got to feel okay about leaving my kids for 12 or 13 hours a day for five months. It’s a big commitment."
"Hopefully I’ll be able to evolve the character in a new direction. He’ll still be Peter Parker, but I hope I can move him forward a bit and take him to a place where there will be new challenges for me as an actor."