The Los Angeles has posted an interview with Tobey Maguire who talks about his latest film The Good German, as well as next summer's Spider-Man 3. The following is a tidbit of what Maguire has to say about the darker side of Spider-Man 3:

At 27, he debuted Peter Parker, the soulful linchpin of a huge franchise. If the first installment was a classic creation myth, and the second, the Ordinary People of superhero movies, the third examines the burden and intoxicating allure of power. Yup, deciphering Maguire's words, there appears to be an existential battle brewing for Spidey's soul. "There's a lot going on in the movie, but part of it is kind of battling my dark side. Peter Parker's own kind of character flaws manifesting into .... " Maguire begins stumbling about, trying not to give too much away.

"Basically, there's the goo, right? The symbiont which has, like, a dark energy, like the goo from the thing that creates venom." To someone not totally versant in the Spider-Man mythology, Maguire sounds vaguely demented. He realizes it, laughs and backs up. He's not referring to venom, but Venom, "a very, very popular character from the later Spider-Man comics. He has the same kind of attributes that Spider-Man has, but he's just stronger, faster and more vicious than Spider-Man. And it comes from this goo that comes from outer space, so first the goo comes and gets hold of me."

CLICK HERE to read the entire Tobey Maguire interview from The Los Angeles Times.

A complex web of secrets, vengeance, love and forgiveness, Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man 3 is a riveting adventure that will transport worldwide audiences to thrilling new heights on May 4, 2007.

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In Spider-Man 3, based on the legendary Marvel Comics series, Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. As Spider-Man basks in the public's adulation for his accomplishments and he is pursued by Gwen Stacy (Bryce Dallas Howard), who rivals M.J. for his affections, Peter becomes overconfident and starts to neglect the people who care about him most. His newfound self-assuredness is jeopardized when he faces the battle of his life against two of the most feared villains ever (Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace), whose unparalleled power and thirst for retribution threaten Peter and everyone he loves.

Spider-Man 3 arrives in theaters on May 4th, 2007.