Tom Holland has earned a reputation for spilling some major Marvel secrets over the years. Now, the Peter Parker actor has just revealed whether or not one of the biggest rumors surrounding Spider-Man 3 is true.
However, it looks like Holland’s words haven’t convinced many Marvel fans.
For months now, rumors have been swirling that Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire are reprising their Peter Parker roles in Spider-Man 3. These reports first emerged back in October. Since then, a lot has happened. Although Sony addressed the rumors in October, but refused to confirm them, a leaked Sony marketing teaser may have revealed the casting speculation is actually true.
Then, in January 2021, Marvel head Kevin Feige was asked about the three Peter Parkers theory. However, he also refused to confirm whether or not it is true. Finally, last week, Holland touched on the casting rumors. During a recent interview with Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast, Holland revealed that Sony hasn’t told him a single thing about the rumors.
“Beats me, I don’t know,” he says. “If they are, they haven’t told me yet… That would be something that Marvel would do. I watch the film and be like, ‘So that’s who that tennis ball was!’”
Now, it looks like Holland is denying the casting rumors altogether. During a new interview with Esquire, he claims that Maguire and Garfield do not appear in Spider-Man 3.
“No, no, they will not be appearing in this film,” he says. “Unless they [Marvel] 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.”
However, Holland’s latest update doesn’t have a lot of fans convinced. As we all know, Marvel has found various ways to keep major plot details from Holland over the years. For example, Marvel told Holland that that devastating scene in Avengers: Endgame was actually a wedding. Why? Well, the company wanted to avoid Holland from spilling any more major secrets.
Given Marvel’s secrecy and Holland’s reputation for spoilers, it’s possible Holland is being left in the dark about Maguire and Garfield’s speculated return. In fact, many fans are convinced Holland isn’t telling the truth about the Spider-Man 3 rumor. Some even theorize that Maguire and Garfield may make a return in a different MCU film such as the upcoming Doctor Strange movie.
All I know is Tom Holland better be lying, Marvel won’t piss us off like that😌☝🏾
— EA 🇳🇬 (@f_ayee) February 9, 2021
— Danny C (@TempestKey) February 9, 2021
it’s a shame that Tom Holland is straight up lying to us all right now
— Anthony (@AntHill_Tiger) February 9, 2021
Tom Holland working so hard not to get yelled at by Marvel for dropping secrets so hes now resorted to lying pic.twitter.com/pSIKuQhMCw
— Spiced Rachel 🍂 (@spicedrachel) February 9, 2021
tom holland is currently lying about spider-man 3
— tom holland real updates (@tomhollandslife) February 9, 2021
Do not worry every we will still see Andre Garfield and Tobey Maguire on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Tom Holland could be lying or the could just be keeping it a secret from him. #SpiderMan3 #mavel #SpiderMan pic.twitter.com/D9rNkGEvlo
— Toni (@tonijafojo) February 9, 2021
sigh, idk what to believe. like is Tom Holland lying about Spider-Man 3 or is he being serious:(
— aileen🧸 (@louietrxsh) February 9, 2021
Tom Holland went from accidentally mass spoiling major plot points in Marvel movies to coldly lying to journalists. I call this growth. https://t.co/kzBmn2MvXz
— Radyo 👽 (@The_Radyo) February 9, 2021
Tom Holland quotes on Spider-Man 3.
– “I know everything now. I had my big pitch meeting w/Marvel & Sony… and I know all the secrets.”
– “It’s the most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever”
– “I have no idea what this movie is about”
— caiden reed (@caiden_reed) February 9, 2021
Tom Holland saying Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are not in Spider-Man 3. Which means that they most likely are in Spider-Man 3 hahahah#SpiderMan3
— TheFilm_Knight (@TheFilm_Knight) February 9, 2021
More on Spider-Man 3:
Over the past few months, a lot of new information about Spider-Man 3 has emerged. Along with Benedict Cumberbatch who is returning as Doctor Strange in the new film, Jamie Foxx is also reportedly returning as Electro. Similarly, Alfred Molina is rumored to be reprising his Doctor Octopus role.
Given that both of these characters are from past Spider-Man films, many speculate that Spider-Man 3 will be full of familiar faces including Garfield and Maguire. More recently, a 4chan leak may have spilled the entire plot to Spider-Man 3. According to the leak, the new film is called Spider-Man: Homeworlds.
Throughout the film, Spider-Man allegedly faces the repercussions of Scarlet Witch opening the multiverse at the end of WandaVision. Eventually, this causes Holland to unite with Garfield and Maguire’s Peter Parkers. Together, they must work together to defeat the villains from their past and, according to the leak, there are a lot of them in this new film.
In a new interview with Variety, Holland said that Spider-Man 3 is the most “ambitious” superhero film ever made.
“I can say that it’s the most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made,” he said. “You sit down, read the script, and see what they’re trying to do, and they’re succeeding. It’s really impressive. I’ve never seen a standalone superhero movie quite like it. And I’m just, you know, again, that lucky little shit who happens to be Spider-Man in it.”
Although Sony may be keeping some secrets from Holland, the company did release a massive hint about the new film. Last week, Sony shared a cryptic clue that alludes to one of the storylines in Spider-Man 3. By the looks of it, the upcoming movie is going to address that massive Far From Home cliffhanger with Mysterio and Peter Parker.
As well, an eagle-eyed fan recently spotted a big detail on the set of Spider-Man 3 that may have confirmed a new villain is joining the MCU in the new movie.
What are your reactions to Tom Holland’s response about the Spider-Man 3 casting rumors? Do you think Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire are actually in the new film? Let us know in the comments below.