Tom Holland Denies Rumor of Live Action Spider-Verse
Tom Holland has denied the rumors of a spider multiverse in the next installment of his solo franchise. In a recent interview with Esquire, Holland, who has played the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man since 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, told the publication that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are not returning for Spider-Man 3, which entered production towards the end of last year.
Tom Holland STRONGLY DISMISSES the Rumors
During the Esquire interview, Holland strongly dismissed the rumors that both Maguire and Garfield are reprising their roles for the untitled follow-up movie to 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. In the interview, when asked about this possibility, the interviewer reports that Holland assuredly responded that fans will not see the ultimate Spider-verse moment, saying:
No, no, they will not be appearing in this film. 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.
So Marvelous True Believers, it seems like this particular installment of Spider-Man might have been subject to a host of (possibly untruthful) casting rumors. As per our earlier reports, speculation ran rampant that all three Spider-Man would appear in the film, with some reputable outlets stating definitively Maguire and Garfield would be back.
Marvel’s Casting Mind Games
Despite Holland’s flat out denial of the involvement of Maguire and Garfield in Spider-Man 3, Marvel Studios has a history of misdirecting fans when it comes to their movies. As the story goes, on more than one occasion, red herrings have appeared in Marvel’s marketing campaigns. Thus, there is a chance that Holland was sworn to secrecy (especially with his history).
Marvel and Disney will take actors off their press tours for leaking spoilers; however, it’s a little hard to do when the culprit is the film’s star. And Holland is notorious for this. He has a reputation at Marvel for divulging important details about upcoming films at inopportune times (just google “Tom Holland spoiling stuff”).
No matter how confident Holland is that he knows what happens in his own movie, the powers that be at Marvel may have kept some information from him. Ya know, so he can’t spoil the film. In fact, this has happened to Holland before, “in [Endgame], Robert Downey Jr.’s funeral scene, for the longest time I was under the impression that it was a wedding. I’m 100 percent sure that they’re still tricking me.”
What’s Next for Spider-Man 3?
After Marvel Studios played these games with the casting of Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk, the latest news from Holland really leaves me scratching my head. So far, Spider-Man 3‘s casting line-up (confirmed or otherwise) suggests a live-action Spider-verse, which would fit into the world built by WandaVision and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. But what does this latest news mean?