Spider-Man PS4 Actor Pleads for Andrew Garfield's Well-Being Amid MCU Rumors

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Spider-Man PS4, Yuri Lowenthal, Andrew Garfield

Spider-Man: No Way Home has been making headlines in the past months, and it only continues to grow in popularity by the day. Now sitting less than a month away from its worldwide debut as the 27th movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony and Marvel are simply letting the hype train blast forward at full speed on the power of fan chatter.

After making a public event for the debut for No Way Home's second trailer, the Spider-Man threequel is at the forefront of the comic book movie community thanks to five past Spidey movie villains making their presence felt in new footage. This comes on top of persistent rumors regarding appearances by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as their respective Spider-Men, which have reached a fever pitch in recent weeks.

Garfield has largely been at the center of these rumors due to simply being in the public eye promoting his new projects. The actor has been bombarded with questions about if he will be reprising his web-slinger.

Safe to say, that bit of news has taken a life of its own as Garfield continues to navigate the press and come up with new ways to avoid the topic. Recently, he found some backup in another actor who's portrayed the friendly neighborhood hero in other media, and in hilarious fashion at that.

Yuri Lowenthal Speaks: "Leave Andrew Garfield Alone!"

Yuri Lowenthal, who voices Peter Parker in Playstation's Spider-Man games, took to Twitter to share a video of himself pleading with fans and media to "leave Andrew Garfield alone" This comes in response to Garfield regularly being bombarded with questions about his potential comeback as the web-slinger alongside Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Lowenthal took inspiration from the 2011 viral YouTube video supporting pop singer Britney Spears, even mentioning Spears by name to start the video, by expressing that Garfield "is a human being" just like anyone else. The actor added the caption "A message to all you “fans” of Andrew Garfield…"

"Have we learned nothing from Britney Spears? Andrew Garfield is a human being! Just like you or me, he is a human being. And the way you’re treating him, people who say that you’re fans, it just makes me sick. He is a human being, alright? Leave Andrew Garfield alone, people! Don’t you understand? He has a life like you, he has to promote movies like his rent movie, thwip thwip boom, okay? So leave Andrew alone! Leave him alone!

Lowenthal appears to have filmed the video while working on his material for the upcoming Spider-Man 2 video game for the Playstation 5, which will release in 2023. The 52-second video can be seen below:

The original video tied to Britney Spears can be seen here:


Spider-Man Inspiration from Britney Spears

While the Britney Spears situation is its own story, even ten years after the original video, Yuri Lowenthal clearly understands the circumstances of the situation at hand in the Spider-Man universe.

Lowenthal voiced Peter Parker in both the 2018 Spider-Man game and the 2020 Spider-Man: Miles Morales spinoff for the Playstation console; he is also set to reprise the role in Spider-Man 2, which is currently in development. The actor has embraced the opportunity to deliver his own version of the web-slinger over the past few years, and he shows his awareness of what's currently going on with the MCU's web-slinger as well.

Garfield has spent months avoiding confirmation of his return in any way he possibly can, whether it be flat out denying the reports or having to debunk leaked images and video that reportedly have come from the set. In recent weeks, he's resorted to being completely open-ended with his responses and then called it quits altogether on even discussing the matter.

Whether Garfield ends up in Spider-Man: No Way Home, it's become obvious that he can't officially say anything related to his comeback as Peter Parker one way or the other. With less than four weeks remaining until the truth reveals itself, fans will simply have to keep waiting to find out the answers to these questions.

Spider-Man: No Way Home will swing into theaters on December 17, 2021. Lowenthal can be heard as Peter Parker in Playstation's Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. 

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Release Date
December 17, 2021
- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.