It's difficult to think of Spider-Man 3 and not jump to the image of an emo Tobey Maguire shooting from the hips with his finger guns and harassing women in jazz bars, however in this context we're strictly talking Spider-Man No Way Home!
Despite Andrew Garfield's positive reception as Spider-Man in both Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man 2, the films as a whole didn't meet the studio's expectations, and so even though audiences were teased with the concept of a Sinister Six team-up, there wasn't ever a third installment made.
Instead, we saw Tom Holland take up the spidey mantle, portraying the new reboot of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Fans are looking forward to the third installment of the new Spider-Man films. However, it seems likely that Andrew Garfield could finally be in this third Spider-Man film!
Why do we think Andrew Garfield will be making an appearance in No Way Home?
In a recent interview with comicbook.com, while promoting Wandavision, Marvel Studios Director Kevin Feige claimed that the best hint that he can give about the upcoming Spider-Man film is from the title of the upcoming Doctor Strange film - Doctor Strange 2: In The Multiverse of Madness. The multiverse was first hinted in Spider-Man Far From Home in a conversation between Peter Parker and Mysterio, however, this second hint from Feige about the integration of a multiverse seems to give a strong indication that a live-action Spideyverse film could be expected, meaning Andrew Garfield could portray the web-slinger once more.
Amazing Spider-Man Easter Egg In Morbius?
Another reason for the belief of Garfield's return has actually come from a hint given during the Morbius trailer.
In it, we see Jared Leto's character Morbius walks past a graffitied piece of artwork of Spider-Man that has the word "Murderer" written across from it. The Spider-Man graffiti has given fans the impression that J Jonah Jameson's special announcement in Far From Home that "Spider-Man murdered Mysterio" also exists in that universe. However, the part that gives the impression that Garfield is back is because the version of Spider-Man that exists on the wall is actually of The Amazing Spider-Man played by Andrew Garfield as opposed to Tom Hollands' version.
Andrew Garfield's Stunt Double Seen On Set
George J Cottle (Stunt co-ordinator on No Way Home) may have given us a huge clue towards Garfield's involvement when he thanked in a tweet the help of both William Spencer (Andrew Garfields Stunt double on Amazing Spider-Man). As well as this, there has been a deleted Instagram post between Gregg Townley (the stunt double for Tom Holland) and William Spencer making fans believe that all the Spider-Man stunt doubles could only be coming together because all 3 Spider-Men will appear in one movie, although nothing has been confirmed yet.
There is a chance of course that we could see Andrew Garfield's Amazing Spider-Man show up in the spidey suit without actually revealing Garfield's face. However, it really would be something to see them all together in one live-action film. But what does the actor himself have to say about it?
Andrew Garfield Denies He Is In The Latest Spider-Man Film
Despite overwhelming evidence of his stunt double being involved, Andrew Garfield openly denies that he's involved.
In a casual interview on The Happy Sad Confused Podcast, when asked about playing the role again, he openly denied his involvement with the film in any way saying
"Listen, I can't speak for anyone else, they might be doing something, but I ain't got a call."
However, when asked again for a clear "Yes or No" answer, Garfield simply stated that "I did not get a call" followed by "I feel like I would have had a call by now".
Because he didn't outright deny his involvement, fans still have their suspicion about whether he will be in the upcoming Spider-man film or not.
Villains in Spider-Man No Way Home!
Despite there being no firm evidence or confirmation from studios that Andrew Garfield is in Spider-Man 3, in an interview with Vanity Fair, Alfred Molina who played the 4 tentacled Doc Ock in Spider-Man2, has confirmed that he will be appearing in No Way Home!
Not only has his character been confirmed, but it was also reported by Jamie Foxx on social media that he will be reprising his role as Electro, the main villain from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Because these characters have been confirmed, it's becoming harder to believe that the film will feature Electro from that spider-verse without Andrew Garfield as well.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 17, 2021, as part of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and we couldn't be more excited!