Shang-Chi Star Has Hilarious Response to Spider-Man: No Way Home's Maguire & Garfield Rumors

By Russ Milheim Posted:
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There's next to no way anyone on the internet recently hasn't heard the whispers about Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's involvement in Spider-Man: No Way Home. It would also be hard to believe that they would not know one of Marvel's newest superheroes: Shang-Chi. But how do these things connect?

Well, Shang-Chi star Simu Liu is a vocal actor. His presence on social media is more than most other MCU stars, and he's always commenting on the happenings of not only the wider world but that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He even almost got in trouble earlier this year for calling out the head of Disney, Bob Iger, after some comments he made about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Now, the actor has voiced some disappointment about some of the fans' discussion behind No Way Home. Why? Well, because no one ever fan-casted him as Spider-Man.

Simu Liu, The Would-Be Wall-Crawler

Shang-Chi Spider-Man

Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu took to Twitter to jokingly express his disappointment about not being fan-casted in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

According to the actor, "he's played the role of Spider-Man at birthday parties," so he doesn't quite understand why nobody would have thought he was going to be in No Way Home:

“Having played the role of Spider-Man at birthday parties in and around the Greater Toronto Area, I’m a little offended nobody thought I was going to be in No Way Home.”

The actor continued his joke by saying that he feels that "there's definitely a pocket universe somewhere..."

“There’s definitely a pocket universe somewhere, that’s all I’m saying.”

Simu Liu Does Whatever a Spider Can

With Liu being the vocal person he is, this isn't the first time that the actor has poked fun at the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield rumors which have persisted on the internet.

Obviously, this timeline was never going to have Simu Liu in the film as Spider-Man. Though it would be fun to see his new hero show up and help against the webhead's multiverse villains, however, any theoretical appearance from him might be best saved for a post-credits bit.

Shang-Chi's next actual MCU outing is not yet known. With how successful his first project was, the character is bound to have a proper sequel at some point. Where Marvel may utilize him outside of that, nobody but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige knows.

Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17 later this year. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now streaming on Disney+.

- In This Article: Spider-Man: No Way Home
Release Date
December 17, 2021
- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.