The Marvel Cinematic Universe's third Spider-Man film hasn't even finished filming yet but it's been successful in generating a lot of buzz over the last couple of weeks thanks to the onslaught of casting news diehard webheads have been receiving. One persistent rumor that has been making the rounds all over the internet for quite some time now is that both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have been approached by Marvel Studios and Sony to reprise their Spidey roles in the upcoming film led by Tom Holland. Some sources even went as far as claiming that the two have signed on for the project.
Now, amid all the fan excitement and anticipation, Sony Pictures Entertainment is coming out to once and for all debunk the said rumors. One representative simply told ET Canada: "Those rumored castings are not confirmed." Production studios normally keep mum regarding casting rumors so it's interesting, to say the least, why Sony opted to comment about the reports.
Of course, we should take everything with a grain of salt and that includes Sony's official statement. I don't wanna get everyone's hopes up (mine included) about the rumored casting of Maguire and Garfield and the potential of a Spider-Verse film happening in live-action form but for all we know, Sony might just be playing with fans and they could actually be saving the news' announcement for a later date. I mean, it's not like Marvel hasn't hidden any information from us in the past. For now, let's remain hopeful and look on the brighter side of things.
Spider-Man 3 is scheduled to begin filming this week.
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