Rumors of Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man: No Way Home flooded the film’s announcement. Garfield has denied his involvement several times. But on a recent appearance on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon cornered the actor with allegedly definitive proof.
“You’re in the new Spider-Man!” Fallon shouted.
Jimmy Fallon confronts Andrew Garfield about ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’
Garfield appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote The Eyes of Tammy Faye ahead of its release on Sept. 17.
However, the interview inevitably turned toward talk of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Garfield’s alleged involvement.
“There’s a photo going around on the internet of you and Tobey Maguire on the set of Spider-Man,” Fallon said to Garfield.
The sudden shift in topic initially caught Garfield off guard. Lacing his fingers together, Garfield said he wasn’t “sure about that.”
“We’re pretty sure about it. We know what’s up,” Fallon responded. “…What I’m telling you is you’re in the new Spider-Man: No Way Home! Congratulations!”
Andrew Garfield denies his ‘Spider-Man’ involvement again
Scrambling to edge a word in before the crowd erupted in applause, Garfield claimed he had no idea about his involvement in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Garfield asked to see the photo, but Fallon admitted that he did not have it, claiming it was “erased off the internet.”
“Oh, how convenient!” Garfield said. Admitting that he had heard of the photo, he corrected the information. “I heard about it. And I did see it. And it’s a photoshop.”
With a few short words, Garfield fans around the world heaved a defeated sigh.
Andrew Garfield tries to manage fans’ expectations
As the first part of the interview wound down, Garfield explained that he wanted to manage expectations.
Regarding Spider-Man: No Way Home, Garfield has struggled numerous times to quell murmurs of his involvement.
“It’s important for me to say on the record that this is not something I’m aware I am involved in,” Garfield said in a previous interview with Variety. “But I know I’m not going to be able to say anything that will convince anyone that I don’t know what’s happening.”
However, his denial prompted Fallon to push further, saying that Marvel needed re-shoots to include Garfield’s take on the webhead.
“Listen, if they want to give me a call at this late, late stage in the game, I’m sitting here in my tracksuit,” Garfield said.
As Garfield put it, no matter what he says, audiences will draw their own conclusions. His comments resulted in a flood of news stories and even celebrities, claiming both “He’s in!” and “He’s out!”
Fans will have to wait and see when Spider-Man: No Way Home comes out on Dec. 17, 2021.