Almost a year ago, rumors began to spread with great force that the third Spider-Man movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would bring Tobey Maguire back (The Masterful Move – 72%, The Great Gatsby – 48%, Crazy End week – 25%) and Andrew Garfield (To the Last Man – 86%, Social Network – 96%, A Reason To Live – 67%), the two actors who gave life to the superhero before the reboot with Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home – 82%, Avengers: Infinity War – 79%, The Impossible – 81%). In recent months we have seen several clues appear that suggest that we will see the two actors again in their Spider-Man roles, but Garfield continues to deny it, even when there is a leaked image that seems to be the irrefutable proof.
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The photo that went viral on social media apparently shows Garfield on a platform with Tobey Maguire, and although there is no proof that it is real, a video published shortly after seemed to confirm it, since we saw the actor head-on on the same set. Unless Sony and Marvel are fooling us very well, everything indicates that we will have the long-awaited Spiderverse in Spider-Man: No Road Home.
Garfield has said no in several interviews, the most recent being in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he was questioned about the aforementioned photograph. The actor’s first reaction was to tell the host that he didn’t know what he was talking about while laughing suspiciously (via Entertainment.ie):
I’m not sure about that … What are you talking about? Well, if you show me the photo, I can tell you if it’s me or if it’s real.
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After insisting, Jimmy Fallon made the British-American actor admit that he knew what he was talking about, but he continued to deny it and attributed the existence of the image to Photoshop:
I heard about it. And I saw it. And it is a photoshop. I am trying to manage expectations.
No one can deny that Photoshop is capable of magic and has fooled many in recent years. Fans are adept at making Photoshop images that are highly realistic, but how true are Garfield’s words in this context? There are so many signs that Spider-Man: No Way Home It will be about the Spiderverse, we made an article where we compiled them and you can read it at this link.
On the other hand, the first trailer of Spider-Man: No Way Home leaves no room for doubt. Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2 – 93%, Frida – 76%, Beautiful Revenge – 90%) and Willem Dafoe (The Last Temptation of Christ – 82%, Born on July 4 – 90%, Antichrist – 70%) are back in their roles as Doctor Octopus and Green Goblin respectively, and some scenes from the trailer seem to show Sand-Man and Electro. Jamie Foxx (Collateral: Wrong Time and Place – 86%, Django No Chains – 87%, Baby – The Crime Apprentice – 93%) actually confirmed his comeback as the villain from last year but deleted the Instagram post, which suspiciously showed three Spider-Men from behind.
There are only three months to go before we can enjoy Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters, and see if Garfield was lying or telling the truth about his involvement. At the moment the balance seems to tip towards the first option, that the actor is trying to help Sony save the biggest surprise of the film, after so many leaks.
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But before we get a chance to see Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel Studios will release Eternals this November, exclusively in theaters, a film that promises to have a great impact in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the qualities of the project is that it will introduce an entirely new team of superheroes, which is welcome after so many Avengers sequels and solo films by members of that superhero team.