The original 'Spider-Man' trilogy helmer was full of praise for Sony and Marvel's bold crossover project. Plus, he gave a minor update on his upcoming 'Doctor Strange' sequel.

Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' will always have a special place in our hearts. The director of the original trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, had the chance, just like everyone else it seemed, to sit down and watch the newest entry on a cinema screen. When asked how he felt seeing all three actors on screen together, alongside two of his villains (Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin and Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus), he didn't hold back on his approval.

The director's full quote to Variety is: "It was so much fun. I love 'No Way Home' and the audience I was with went crazy. It was delightful to watch Alfred play his role, and Willem Dafoe, just seeing these guys take it to the next level. And Tobey was awesome as always.

"The best word I can say is it was refreshing for me."

Earlier this week, brand new and official stills from 'No Way Home' were released, which finally shows all three Spider-Men in the same shots together.

Interestingly, early concept art reveals that Jake Gyllenhaal's Quentin Beck AKA Mysterio was originally supposed to appear during the final battle at The Statue of Liberty. The art shows Mysterio facing off against Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange. However, given that 'No Way Home' was already quite villain-heavy, it seems the character was cut somewhere along the creative process.

Speaking of Doctor Strange, Raimi is currently in the midst of helming the superhero's follow-up. Lightly touching on 'The Multiverse of Madness', which reportedly underwent extensive reshoots, the acclaimed director was unsurprisingly coy about revealing too much.

When asked if the movie was complete, he admitted: "I wish I knew the answer to that question. I think we’re done, but we just cut everything. We’re just starting to test the picture and we’ll find out if there’s anything that’s got to be picked up.

"If something’s unclear or another improvement I can make in this short amount of time left, I’ll do it. One thing I know about the Marvel team is they won’t stop. They’ll keep pushing it until it’s as close to being great as it could."

Sam Raimi's 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' will be released on May 6, 2022.