Spider-Man: No Way Home is expected to be the ultimate culmination of the webslinger's tenure on the big screen. From the Raimi trilogy to the Amazing series, to the current MCU installments with Tom Holland, Peter Parker's third solo outing will seemingly bring together a variety of characters from the Spider-Man mythos for one big multiverse-hopping adventure.
Several past villains are set to star in the film, including a de-aged Doctor Octopus as played by Alfred Molina. Tom Holland's Spider-Man is also rumored to be joined by two other past wall-crawlers, with The Amazing Spider-Man's Andrew Garfield supposedly signed on and Tobey Maguire in talks to appear.
Although Marvel Studios has yet to confirm their involvement, evidence has suggested that Garfield could be making an appearance at the very least. Garfield's stunt double was also seen on the set of No Way Home, adding further credence to the possibility of a team-up between the three Spideys.
Despite this, it now seems that Andrew Garfield himself has completely denied that he will be showing up in the Spider-Man threequel...
ANDREW GARFIELD DENIES APPEARANCE IN SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
In an interview with Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, The Amazing Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield denied his involvement with the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home.
When Horowitz attempted to bring up the topic of the webslinger's third outing despite his fears of "[ruining] anything if there is something to ruin," Garfield quickly cut him off, saying that "there isn't anything to ruin."
After being asked whether the situation had gotten out of hand, Garfield further elaborated by stating that he has been keeping up with the online discussion and finds it "hilarious:"
"Dude, it's f***ing hilarious to me, because it's like -- because I do have this Twitter account and I see like how often Spider-Man is trending and it's like people freaking out about a thing. And I'm just like 'Guys... guys, guys, guys, like, I wish I could just be able to speak to everyone and say... I recommend that you chill."
The Spider-Man actor said that he can only speak for himself, but that he has yet to receive the call from Marvel Studios:
"Listen, I can't speak for anything else apart from myself... They might be doing something but...I ain't got a call."
Garfield then went on to further describe his feelings towards the situation, comparing them to the party game Mafia:
"You know what it feels like though? It feels like -- because this hasn't come up yet in an interview, but like...you know that game [Werewolf or Mafia]? And I think it's kinda similar where it's like you're convincing everyone that you're not in the mafia... Like I feel like I'm in a game of f***ing Werewolf or Mafia where I'm like I'm not the werewolf. I promise you I am not the werewolf. And everyone's like 'You're the werewolf, you're the f***ing werewolf.'"
To finish off, Garfield doubled down once again on the fact that he will not be appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home:
"I did not get a call... I would've gotten a call by now."
The full clip with Andrew Garfield can be seen below:
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NO MARVEL STUDIOS CALL FOR THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
This new interview could come as a devastating blow to fans hoping that they would get to see Andrew Garfield suit up once again as Spider-Man.
Up to this point, rumors have affirmed that Garfield's Spidey would be showing up alongside Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire, but this may not be the case. Garfield is extremely definitive in his denial, repeating that he is not involved with No Way Home in any way. In addition, the actor not receiving a call from Marvel Studios adds further credence to him not starring in Spider-Man: No Way Home, with production already being well underway on the film.
If Andrew Garfield were involved with the threequel's production, this would be an odd way to keep the secret under wraps. Therefore, it is incredibly likely that the Amazing Spider-Man will unfortunately not be making an appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Nonetheless, the actor's stunt double being on set is certainly peculiar, so perhaps Garfield's Spider-Man could still rear his head in the film but not with Garfield under the mask.
Either way, it remains to be seen whether this denial was another elaborate ruse to preserve the surprise, or if Andrew Garfield is truly not starring in the third MCU Spider-Man film.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to swing into theaters on December 17, 2021.