The last few weeks have been a hotbed for conversation concerning the MCU, particularly after the debut trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home. The December outing only teased some of its massive plot while leaving enough hidden to keep the anticipation going for the MCU threequel.
Currently, much of the chatter surrounds this movie's roster of villains, which will almost inevitably become the MCU's take on the Sinister Six team which Spidey has faced often in the comics. Although five at the most have been teased so far, most notably Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin, the stage is set for this sextet to form for the first time ever in live-action.
With so many villains from potentially five past Spider-Man movies in play, it seems only right that rumors are pointing to their respective heroes in Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's web-slingers returning as well.
Naturally, the studio and actors involved are keeping the word quite mum to try to hold the potential surprises in the proverbial vault until the appropriate time. That, however, doesn't necessarily mean that the story is a secret whether actors such as these are in the movie or not.
Andrew Garfield Knows About No Way Home
During an interview with Newsweek in the press rounds for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Andrew Garfield tackled the rumors surrounding his return as Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Speaking on the rumors, he admitted that "it's an exciting idea" knowing people are so enthralled by the possibility that he will team up with Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire's web-slingers.
However, he let it spill that he does "know what's going on" while restating that it will be "very disappointing" for fans hoping for a live-action Spider-Verse:
"It's an exciting idea that people are kind of obsessing over and I would be too if I was, you know, just, out there not knowing what was going on. But I do know what's going on and I'm afraid it's going to be very disappointing for people."
Even though he continued his stance on No Way Home, he explained that part of this experience is having to "allow people to have their own feelings." Unable to control what fans latch onto, he simply attempted to keep the situation as calm as possible with his latest statement:
"But what can I do? I have to let people be disappointed. That's a big part of my recovery in my life is, I have to allow people to have their own feelings, I can't mitigate or control anyone else's experience. That's a practice of mine. So if they want to create an expectation for themselves, that's up to them."
An Insider With Spidey History
While Garfield continues to keep his foot down on the theory that he will not be returning as Spider-Man, the fact that he knows what's happening in the movie is surely something fans will pay close attention to.
Garfield has been rumored to join Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man: No Way Home for the better part of a year, which has sent fans into a frenzy over what could come to the big screen. However, he's vehemently denied these rumors to be true - whether he's telling the truth is a mystery that will only be solved upon the movie's release.
Seeming genuine in his desire to not leave fans disappointed, Garfield's quotes continue to be quite neutral yet positive even after being asked about it so often.
As is the case with all MCU movies, nothing will be confirmed about his possible return for the foreseeable future. There will surely be more instances where the actor tackles questions about this subject matter, and his answers will continue to be analyzed at almost every turn.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to debut in theaters on December 17, 2021.