Tobey Maguire Joins Afterburn

Another comic book movie for Spidey star

There's still some doubt about whether Tobey Maguire will reprise his role of Peter Parker for a fourth Spider-Man movie, but he's committed himself to another comic book adaptation that doesn't require form-fitting spandex.

Maguire will topline Afterburn, based on a recently published comic book series by Paul Ens and Scott Chitwood. The story is set on Earth after a cataclysmic solar flare, which has left half the planet scorched and anything living there mutated by radiation. On this ravaged planet we call home, a group of mercenaries make a living by extracting pricey artifacts, like the Mona Lisa and Crown Jewels, for a hefty pay day. But, this being a comic book, they have to face pirates, fellow hunters and mutated creatures along the way.

We're suckers for anything set in a post-apocalyptic world. Sounds like it could be great.