Does this prove Andrew Garfield won’t return as Spider-Man?
We are just over three months away from the release of the much-anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home, and yet still fans are demanding answers as to just what this new multiverse will include. Now, after the release of the stellar first trailer only a few weeks ago, many fans of the MCU are curious just who will show up in the Tom Holland & Benedict Cumberbatch-led film.
We already know that Alfred Molina will reprise his role as Doc Ock, a character that first appeared in the 2004 Sam Raimi Spider-Man 2 film. We also know Jamie Foxx will be returning to play Electro, who went head to head with Andrew Garfield’s incarnation of Spider-Man in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And don’t think we’re forgetting that Willem Dafoe Green Goblin wink we saw in the teaser.
So, with all of these villains from multiple Spider-Man universes coming into play, it only makes sense that Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel films would want to bring back the two OG Spider-Man actors that started it all, right? We all know that Marvel loves fan service, as demonstrated in 2019 to Avengers: Endgame, but will Spider-Man: No Way Home give fans what they so desperately want? Recent evidence says no.
Andrew Garfield on Jimmy Fallon
On Monday, Andrew Garfield stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to discuss his role in the upcoming Jessica Chastain led film The Eyes of Tammy Faye, to which the host hijacked the interview to once again bring up the possibility of Garfield appearing alongside Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Jimmy Fallon immediately brought up a picture that is rumored to have long since been deleted from the internet of both Andrew Garfield & Tobey Maguire on the Spider-Man set, to which Andrew Garfield immediately offered the following regarding Fallon’s claims, claims in which Jimmy Fallon wasn’t buying for a second.
“I’m trying to manage expectations!”, Garfield continued amidst a sad audience reaction. “If they want to give me a call at this late, late stage of the game, you know, I’m sitting here in my tracksuit. I did not get a call. I would’ve gotten a call by now. That’s what I’ll say. I don’t want to rule anything out. Maybe they want to call me. Maybe they want to call me and say, ‘Hey, people want this’”.
“I think that Tom Holland is just the perfect Peter Parker and Spider-Man, so I’m just super stoked,” he continued. “And I get to just like, be a fan again, which is my preferred position — to be able to sit in the audience and kind of go, ‘Yeah, you screwed up mate, you didn’t do it as well as you could have done, eh?’ I get to be that guy that’s just like, ‘Yeah, I don’t really love the suit… I get to be that person which is so much fun’”.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The third installment of the Tom Holland Spider-Man series, currently set to swing its way into theaters this holiday season, sees Peter Parker dealing with the closing events of 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, in which Mysterio reveals Spider-Man’s real identity to the world.
Peter Parker, in a desperate attempt to erase this truth, seeks the guidance of Stephen Strange in an effort to help him reset the timeline.
However, things go awry when Peter tampers with the spell, leaving both Spider-Man and Doctor Strange to deal with the unfolding events within the multiverse, a world in which Doctor Strange admits they know dangerously little about. The film is set to return stars Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, and Jon Favreau. The question we want to know is, who else could be joining this ensemble inside the multiverse?