‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Andrew Garfield Denies Spider-Man Team-Up Rumors
Fans expect the next big Marvel Cinematic Universe team-up in Spider-Man: No Way Home to include everyone. Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland, and Tobey Maguire Spider-Man fighting Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe’s villains side-by-side with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Strange. Fan speculation may have jumped the gun though, as Garfield responded to rumors of his live-action Spider-Man team-up.
The live-action Spider-Man team-up is still just a rumor
The highly anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home only became more so with the trailer’s release.
Confirming Molia’s Doctor Octopus, teasing Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Jamie Foxx’s Electro, fans took it as a sign. An Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland, and Tobey Maguire team-up was happening. It was certain.
At least, certain for everyone except Garfield.
In an interview with Variety, the interviewer asked Garfield about the live-action Spider-Man team-up rumors.
“I understand why people are freaking out about the concept of that because I’m a fan as well. You can’t help but imagine scenes and moments of ‘Oh, my God, how cool would it be if they did that?’” he told Variety.
However, despite his own excitement, he knew to address the rumors a bit more directly.
“No matter what I say, I’m f***ed,” Garfield said
Several fans tend to take online rumors at face value and assume their accuracy. The instant one person muttered a live-action Spider-Man team-up team-up in Spider-Man: No Way Home, people latched on.
“It’s important for me to say on the record that this is not something I’m aware I am involved in,” Garfield continued to 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. No matter what I say, I’m f***ed.”
Despite the mass amount of fan and studio pressure on his Spider-Man films, he still enjoyed taking up the mantle. The actor is not opposed to returning to the webhead’s role.
However, online speculation already assuming his team-up with the other Spider-Man might set unreasonable expectations.
“It’s either going to be really disappointing for people or it’s going to be really exciting,” Garfield said.
Is the Spider-Man team-up de-confirmed?
Garfield’s words might hit his fans hard. After all, what’s a live-action Spider-Verse movie with only two spider-people?
Of course, some fans refuse to give up hope.
GameSpot notes that “Garfield refused to give a straight answer when asked to reply ‘yes or no’ about if he’s in the movie or not.” Marvel maintains a strict policy against leaks and spoilers.
Some actors nearly lie about their roles. After all, Jonathan Majors said he did not play Kang the Conquerer in Disney+’s Loki — true by a razor-thin technicality.
While the odds of seeing a live-action Spider-Man team-up seem grim, Marvel has surprised fans before.
As tension builds for Dr. Strange and Spider-Man’s trip into the multiverse, fans wait eagerly to see who makes an appearance for the MCU.