Maguire portrayed the web-slinger in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, while Garfield played the Marvel hero in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Sony has been tight-lipped about the pair's involvement, but rumors suggest that they could make their comeback in No Way Home to help Tom Holland's MCU hero against a sinister situation.
In the past months, different pieces of evidence and teases have emerged from the cast, marketing, and even Garfield himself. For example, a leaked set photo showed Garfield wearing his Spider-Man costume from The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, leaving fans to debate whether it was real or not.
Meanwhile, Holland also provided a conflicting answer about the web-slinging pair's involvement, while Garfield claimed that he knows what will happen in No Way Home despite saying he is not in the movie.
Now, new evidence has emerged that could ultimately tease Maguire and Garfield's inclusion in No Way Home.
No Way Home's Marketing Teases Tobey Maguire & Andrew Garfield
After Empire revealed a special look at Spider-Man's Integrated Suit, Sony Pictures UK's official Twitter account replied to the outlet's tweet with three spider emojis, potentially hinting at the rumored appearances of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's respective web-slingers in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The tweet that Sony sent can be seen below:
No Way Home's Tale of Three Spider-Men
Sony's tweet could serve as a reference to Spider-Man: No Way Home being the third film in Tom Holland's MCU trilogy. However, given the multiversal shenanigans attached to the film, many would agree that this tweet could hint at the potential appearances of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in the movie.
This isn't the first time Sony's marketing included subtle hints in its tweets and promo materials. Sony India's official account previously shared an emoji-filled teaser related to No Way Home, and it eventually led to the arrival of LEGO sets tied to the movie.
Despite many rumors, it is still unknown if Maguire and Garfield will appear in No Way Home. Still, the pair have been generating buzz even while Sony is keeping mum on their involvement, meaning that this tweet essentially adds fuel to the fire.
From a marketing standpoint, this is a win-win situation for No Way Home, but the question remains if Sony would confirm it before the movie's release or if they would choose to hold the secret up until its premiere.
No Way Home's second trailer is on the horizon, and Sony could pull the trigger and place Maguire and Garfield in the footage to further boost anticipation for the movie. By doing so, it's reasonable to assume that fans would eventually flock to theaters, potentially leading to pre-pandemic box office numbers.
It has been confirmed that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is "closely partnering" with Sony's marketing team to make sure it's "a win-win for everybody" involved. This confirmation likely establishes that the best marketing decision would push through, and it will be interesting to find out how it will unravel in the weeks leading to No Way Home's highly-anticipated premiere.
Spider-Man: No Way Home premieres in theaters on December 17, 2021.