Reports suggesting Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire is set to become a dad again have been denied by the actor’s publicist, reports.

In Touch magazine claimed the scoop as a “world exclusive” this week, but Maguire’s aides have been quick to slam rumours that his wife Jennifer Meyer is expecting the couple’s second child later this year.

“This is 100 per cent false,” a representative said.

But an insider has told In Touch the couple always planned to have another child within two years of the birth of their daughter, Ruby, who is now 17 months old.