Rumored since October , fans have been anticipating whether Sony and Marvel Studios would actually do it and include previous iterations of the Web-Head, previously played by Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire, in Spider-Man: No Way Home . This rumor later developed into Garfield having actually signed on with Maguire still in talks with both studios.
Regarding this rumor, Tom Holland has been more than evasive , no matter how many times he's been asked . However, evidence of Garfield's involvement has been mounting, with Garfield's previous stunt double for Spider-Man , William Spencer, being involved on set. New evidence has appeared that seems only to solidify the actor's involvement.
ANDREW GARFIELD'S SPIDER-MAN
To commemorate the end of filming for Spider-Man: No Way Home, the film crew was given many goodies, including a t-shirt.
It's a wrap! The film crew of #SpiderManNoWayHome received a bunch of fantastic goodies to commemorate the end of production! 📸@XcheerybombX pic.twitter.com/jhRoJSYvoe
Fans have noticed that isn't Tom Holland's Spider-Man on that shirt, but Andrew Garfield's web-slinger.
What's most surprising is that it appears that it is depicting Garfield's Spider-Man costume from The Amazing Spider-Man and not its sequel, as many fans expected.
TIME DISPLACED PETER PARKER
If this shirt is accurately depicting how Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man will appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home , it heavily implies that this will be a Peter Parker from between The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel, at least before he got his newer costume first seen at the beginning of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which also starred Jamie Foxx's Electro .
It would certainly explain another rumor saying that Emma Stone would be returning as Gwen Stacy , despite her character being killed in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 . Although, that would mean that Tom Holland's Spider-Man will have actually been a superhero longer than Garfield's Peter Parker, which could be a bit strange.
Should point out it is a cropped picture from google. The items are real judging by the account but the people who put it together used this pic.twitter.com/XlowVugWsG
Another possibility is that this was completely unintentional on the part of Sony. One user online has pointed out that whoever made this shirt has used a picture of a cosplayer wearing the suit, so while it's uncertain if Garfield will be wearing this same suit, it's still likely he's in the film.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently scheduled to release in theaters on December 17, 2021 .