Tom Holland Is Pushing For Another ‘Spider-Man’ Alum to Join the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland reportedly wants another Spider-Man alum to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The studio has big plans for Spidey now that it has secured rights for at least one more stand-alone film. Marvel has been mum about its plans for the franchise, but inside sources claim that Holland has someone in mind to play the part of the MCU’s Uncle Ben.
Inside Marvel’s plans for ‘Spider-Man 3’
Following the success of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, which earned a combined $2 billion at the box office, Marvel failed to reach a new deal with Sony last spring.
Luckily, the two studios finally got on the same page an inked a new deal last summer. The new contract allows Marvel to release one more stand-alone Spider-Man movie in the MCU plus at least one more crossover project featuring Holland’s character.
With the new contract in hand, Spider-Man is expected to play an important role in the MCU moving forward, especially now that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Captain America (Chris Evans) are gone.
This starts with Spider-Man 3, which is scheduled to open in theaters in the summer of 2021. And it sounds like Holland has some big ideas for his third solo outing in the MCU.
Tom Holland wants this Spider-Man alum to join the MCU
Marvel has not said anything official about Spider-Man 3, which should start filming this summer. An inside source, however, recently told We Got This Covered that Holland is pushing hard for Tobey Maguire to play the part of Uncle Ben.
Maguire played Spider-Man in a trilogy from director Sam Raimi in the 2000s. The actor has not commented about returning to the franchise, but fans would undoubtedly love to see him back in action.
This is not the first rumor about Maguire showing up in the MCU. Raimi is set to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and there have been reports that he wants to cast Maguire for a part.
Those plans, of course, might change if Holland gets his wish and Maguire is cast for the role of Uncle Ben. Either way, it sounds like Maguire will be showing up in the MCU at some point.
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ almost had these cameos
Taking to Twitter, producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller recently answered a bunch of questions from fans and revealed details about a special cameo in Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse.
Miller revealed that they originally wanted to have Holland, Maguire, and Andrew Garfield voice a character in the film. They tried to pitch the idea to Sony, but the studio ultimately felt like the timing wasn’t right.
“We pitched the Sony brass an ambitious tag involving Spider-Ham, Tobey, Andrew, and Tom. They felt it was ‘too soon,’” he shared.
Lord added that they are currently working on a sequel to Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse and he cannot wait for fans to see what they have in the works.
After telling fans that he is very limited on what he can reveal, Lord wrote that they “worked on it all day yesterday and had a ball.”
The sequel to Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse is set to open in theaters in October of 2022.
Is this why Tom Holland replaced Andrew Garfield?
While Garfield almost returned for Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, there are some fans who are still unhappy that he was fired from the role after his second movie.
The fact that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 did not do well at the box office didn’t help Garfield’s standing with Sony, but an email between Sony executives may reveal the real reason the studio let him go.
According to Hindustan Times, an email surfaced following Sony’s infamous hack in 2014 that revealed Garfield’s failure to show up to a promotional event contributed to his swift exit.
“Here we are about one hour away from our Gala event and Andrew decides he doesn’t want to attend. He has a rather scruffy beard and he just wants to be left alone,” the email read.
Garfield has discussed his exit from Sony on several occasions. The actor does not believe he was fired as Spider-Man and once hinted that his refusal to compromise “might have been difficult for some people.”