One of the biggest points of conversation behind Marvel Studios' upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home is the rumor that former Spider-Men Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire will be returning to their roles for the film. While there's still plenty of attention on returning faces such as Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe, fans can't get enough of the idea of potential to see three generations of Spideys standing side-by-side in their colorful spandex.
It's hard to blame people. With the Multiverse at the storyteller's disposal, it seems like an obvious angle to take in expanding the possibilities of the Spider-Man franchise alongside the MCU.
There have been many leaks suggesting that's the same angle Marvel Studios is taking—however, there has not been any official confirmation either way. So it's left everyone behind the film to do their very best at avoiding the topic entirely; something which is hard to do when all of the previous villains are returning from the Multiverse.
In a recent interview, the past Spider-Men came up once again, and Tom Holland commented on how he'd love to share the screen with them one day.
No Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield?
During an interview with AP Entertainment, the topic of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire's rumored appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home came up once again.
Tom Holland, the MCU's current Peter Parker, commented on his relationship to the stars in real life. He mentioned that since "[they] are the only three people that have played this character on the big screen," that "there is a communal bond between [them]:"
"...over the last few years... we've bumped into each other at parties and seen each other out and about. We actually bumped into Tobey the other day at a restaurant. And I think, you know, we are the only three people that have to have played this character on the big screen, so there is an affiliation between us. Does that make sense?... there is a communal bond between the three of us. So, whenever we see each other, it does feel like a long-lost brother. I saw Andrew the other day at a party in LA, and I gave him a big cuddle, and it was very nice."
Holland finished off by declaring that "[he'd] love to share the screen with them one day:"
"I'd love to share the screen with them one day. You know, unfortunately, I don't think we'll ever be able to wear the suits together. But it would be nice to make a film with both of them."
No Spider-Men for No Way Home
It's hard to take Holland at his word on this. After all, he's not allowed to say anything, so all that's left is to keep a secret—provided there's one to keep. This is a crusade that Andrew Garfield has passionately continued, one in which he's hopefully telling the truth; otherwise, the actor will never hear the end of it.
Before actors such as Tatiana Maslaney, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Paul Rudd were officially cast in their roles, they too would vehemently deny their involvement or simply play it off. So basically, all bets are off until the project has actually come out, and everyone can know what's real or not.
The cat seems to be nearly out of the bag, however. While neither Maguire nor Garfield were in the movie's second trailer, the Raimi Spider-Man does supposedly make an appearance in some official promotional art for No Way Home.
Thankfully, the wait is almost over, as Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters worldwide on December 17.