By Stephen Ippolito | February 9th, 2021
Last week, Tom Holland said he had no idea if former Spidey actors Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire would be in the third Spider-Man film. Back in December, it was reported that both would return to reprise their roles.
Now in a new interview with Esquire, Holland was asked about the report again. This time, however, instead of playing dumb like before, he gave a more definitive answer.
“No, no, they will not be appearing in this film,” he says firmly. “Unless they have hidden the most massive piece of information from me, which I think is too big of a secret for them to keep from me. But as of yet, no. It’ll be a continuation of the Spider-Man movies that we’ve been making.”
First off, I wanna say that I don’t believe Holland and I do believe that they are in this film. Is there a chance that he’s not lying? Sure. But since the report originated from Collider, which is a reliable source, and the Multiverse is also expected to play a role in the film, I still believe that they will be in it.
It is strange that Holland flip-flopped on this answer after only a week. My guess is that the studio was not pleased with him and other actors not flat out denying it. So they made sure the next time the question came up, they did just that.
While we wait for official confirmation of Maguire and Garfield’s involvement, it has been confirmed that other characters from previous Spidey franchises will be involved. In the fall, it was revealed that Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus) and Jamie Foxx (Electro) would reprise their roles. Molina appeared in the first film series while Foxx was in the second. How they would get into the MCU is probably the same way Maguire and Garfield would. Through the Multiverse.
The third Spider-Man film in the MCU is still in production. It is expected to hit theaters on December 17, 2021.