Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Here’s your warning: spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home will follow immediately below the embedded podcast, so if you’ve yet to see the film, now is your chance to bail on this article and come back later.
With the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel fans not only got to continue their adventure with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker but were given the chance to be reunited with past, beloved Spider-Mans (sorry, saying “Spider-Men” just feels weird to me) played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
Virtually every day since the film hit theaters, “Amazing Spider-Man 3” has been trending on Twitter, as fans are now desperate to see the story of Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker continued, especially considering how abruptly the franchise ended back in 2014 following the wildly disappointing The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The reason that fans are now so in favor of the idea of a third Amazing Spider-Man film is that Garfield was an absolute scene-stealer as the character in No Way Home, instantly reminding audiences that, while the films may have been generally subpar, his performance as Peter Parker absolutely was not.
While the original The Amazing Spider-Man isn’t as bad as its current reputation, the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, absolutely is. In fact, No Way Home seemed acutely aware of that fact, as the film poked fun at both Paul Giamatti’s Rhino and the way in which Jamie Foxx’s Electro obtained his powers (by falling into a vat of electric eels).
— Binge Watch This (@BingeWatchThis_) December 20, 2021
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 needs to become the next Snyder Cut movement. pic.twitter.com/R4kG6NTcGp
— Heroic Hollywood (@heroichollywood) December 19, 2021
Can we get The Amazing Spider-Man 3 pic.twitter.com/rTWzv93RGZ
— Walt (@Uber_Kryptonian) December 18, 2021
Sony should greenlight The Amazing Spider-Man 3 with an 8-year timejump. Andrew's Peter Parker has moved on and has a relationship with Shailene Woodley's MJ. But thanks to multiverse madness, Emma Stone's Gwen Stacey returns from another universe as Spider-Gwen and drama ensues
— Houston Coley (@blockbustedpod) December 19, 2021
I would love to see The Amazing Spider-Man 3 with these two pic.twitter.com/WrK0BQYhVv
— CBM Shots (@CBMshots) December 20, 2021
I promise you that everyone with taste wants The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to be made. pic.twitter.com/LKysWhdIz3
— Diana. (@HailMother) December 20, 2021
— دانش ™ ᴛʜᴇ 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 (@SarcasticDanish) December 20, 2021
How many time has the Amazing Spider-Man 3 trended since the release of Spider-Man No away Home? pic.twitter.com/Wvil79kSgB
— 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘐𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘳🎁🎄❄️ (@Marvel_Informer) December 19, 2021
I don't know if I really want to see The Amazing Spider-Man 3. I do want to see more Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man, though.
— Ant 🎄🎄🎄 (@AGramuglia) December 20, 2021
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 pretty much writes itself pic.twitter.com/VjJYiEnTkG
— Moe #MakeTASM3 (@NOTSpawnOfVenom) December 20, 2021
I feel like shit I just want The Amazing Spider-Man 3 pic.twitter.com/ES3MQL3HRk
— 🌡 (@boomborks) December 19, 2021
Now, while a third Amazing Spider-Man film is unfortunately unlikely, the existence of the multiverse within the MCU makes the character returning for a massive event film — perhaps something like Secret Wars, which will certainly happen down the road — more than possible.
Spider-Man: No Way Home — the fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 following Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals, and 27th film overall — stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Zendaya as MJ, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Alfred Molina as Doc Ock, and Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin. The film hit theaters in the United States on Friday, December 17.