The only things we know for sure about “Spider-Man: No Way Home” are the title, the fact that Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon return, and that it is arriving in theaters in December. Outside of that, nothing is confirmed. But we all know the film is going to see Tom Holland team up with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire for some sort of multiverse adventure, right? I mean, it’s happening, right? Well, in a recent interview, Garfield goes out of his way to deny that rumor. And he denies it hard.
Speaking to the Happy. Sad. Confused. podcast, Andrew Garfield is asked point-blank if he’s going to appear in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” And not only does he deny the rumors, but he also isn’t even coy about it. If he’s lying, the man is utterly convincing.
“There isn’t anything to ruin, bro!” said Garfield. “There’s nothing to ruin! It’s so crazy. It’s fucking hilarious to me.”
He added, “I see that Spider-Man is trending [on Twitter], and people are freaking out about [‘Spider-Man 3’]. And I’m like, ‘Guys, guys, guys…’ I wish I could be able to speak to everyone and say, ‘I recommend that you chill.’ I can only speak for myself. They may be doing something, but I ain’t got a call.”
The host, once again, asks point-blank if Garfield is in the film.
“I would have gotten a call by now, that’s all I’m saying,” he replied.
Look, the odds are still that there will be multiple Spider-Men in ‘No Way Home.’ It just makes sense. Especially when you consider that both Jamie Foxx (from Garfield’s “Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and Alfred Molina (from Maguire’s “Spider-Man 2”) have both confirmed their involvement. But with no teaser and no official word from Sony or Marvel Studios, we can only go off of the words of those supposedly involved. And Garfield makes a strong case for believing he’s not involved.
Are there loopholes in his denial that could open the door for him to show up? Of course! So, when December rolls around and we’re all in a packed theater watching Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield swing around New York City together, there is plenty of leeway for Garfield to claim ignorance or that he wasn’t lying at the time. So, all that to say, we’ll just have to wait and see.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is set to arrive in theaters on December 17.