Spider-Man: No Way Home has been the dream film to witness for many fans worldwide, and now it's here. Audiences can finally take in Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe's infamous villains going up again Tom Holland. Not only that, but everyone can now learn the truth: are Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in the film?
Warning - This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The two make their incredible entrance after the immensely emotional death of Aunt May. First convening with MJ and Ned, the group then head over to console Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in his time of need.
From there, the chemistry explodes, and the MCU faithful get to bask in three generations of Spider-Men working together to cure the rampaging Multiversal villains. With the trio’s banter, fans get lots of fun tidbits, such as touching on Maguire’s organic web is explored or Ned’s potential supervillain future.
One of the bigger surprises reveals tackles something fans have wanted to know for a while: do Maguire or Garfield’s universes have an Avengers? The answer isn't quite what one would expect.
Do the Avengers Exist In Maguire & Garfield's Movies?
During Spider-Man: No Way Home, the three Spider-Men have a brief pow-wow in the midst of the battle at the Statue of Liberty after their lack of coordination starts to show.
Tom Holland's Peter is the first to declare: "Look, we're clearly not very good at this!" Something that Garfield agreed with, saying "I know, I know, we suck. I don't know how to work as a team."
Maguire was on the same page, and blankly added: "me neither."
Holland then proceeded to pull out his experience: "Well, I have been in a team, OK? I don't want to brag, but I will. I was in the Avengers."
At first, audiences think that Maguire knows the group, with his excited line: "The Avengers? That's great!" But then the truth is revealed: "What is that?"
Just as surprised as fans, Holland finds it hard to believe: "You don't have the Avengers?"
Garfield's assumption? "Is that a band... are you in a band?"
Tom Holland tried to explain it, saying "The Avengers are Earth's Mightiest... look, it's not important."
Based on that one conversation alone, it would seem like fairly straightforward confirmation that there are no Avengers in either Andrew Garfield or Tobey Maguire's universes—at least, not yet.
No Avengers For Them
This reveal, while certainly garnering laughs, was probably not what many may have hoped to hear. Seeing how the more expansive elements of each individual Peter Parker's Marvel world could have played out would have been fun.
Maybe hearing that Maguire’s Spider-Man was a member for over a decade, or how Garfield had been trying to get in for years now. The same could be said about the discussions recalling their respective supervillains.
All the ones discussed are known by the audiences already, but no details about the antagonists they came up against in the years off-screen were part of the conversation. No teases of the Vulture-Maguire movie that never came to be, or the Sinister Six showdown which Garfield would have definitely experienced had Amazing Spider-Man films continued.
Part of the reasoning for these choices could be to limit what storytellers have to adhere to if either Spider-Man gets their own movie or new adventure in any form. That way it's basically still a blank canvas after the original movies.
Hopefully, fans will end up seeing them again sooner rather than later. Spider-Man: No Way Home is now playing in theaters worldwide.