Credit to Tom Holland, man — the dude is almost going out of his way to play coy about Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield potentially returning the Spider-Man franchise. The kid has been known to be guilty of a spoiler or two in the past, so it’s definitely endearing to see someone try to improve on their mistakes.
That said, Tom, with all due respect… give me a fucking BREAK, dude. Cat’s outta the bag at this point. I understand you risk assassination via Disney sniper should you accidentally spoil this massive secret, but we’re almost at the point where him pretending not to know makes it seem like he definitely knows. Hell, we’ve got DoorDash drivers out here doing Andrew Garfield in the Atlanta suburbs, it’s only a matter of time until the confirmation comes from Marvel Studios themselves.
Despite all this, Holland remains admirably committed to the cause, as he recently told Esquire that Maguire and Garfield WILL NOT be appearing in the still-untitled third Spider-Man film.
“No, no, they will not be appearing in this film,” Holland said. “Unless they have hidden the most massive piece of information from me, which I think is too big of a secret for them to keep from me. But as of yet, no. It’ll be a continuation of the Spider-Man movies that we’ve been making.”
Reminder: this is the same Tom Holland who recently said Spider-Man 3 is “the most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made” and that one of the scenes he shot for the film represents a “career highlight.”
Simply put: with the already confirmed appearances of Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock (from Maguire’s universe) and Jamie Foxx’s Electro (from Garfield’s universe), it stands to reason that their heroic, web-slinging counterparts won’t be far behind when it comes to crossing the multiversal bridge.