Over the past year rumours have surfaced online suggesting Spider-Man: No Way Home will reintroduce two previous iterations of the web-head. Former Peter Parker actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have been tipped to share the screen with Tom Holland in a battle against the Sinister Six, but nothing has been confirmed – until now.
In a new interview with Mr Dell actor JB Smoove, it was revealed Maguire will be making a comeback.
The actor has been a part of the series since Spider-Man: Homecoming, before reprising his role in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The American star was asked: “Which Spider-Man were you excited to see Tom Holland share the screen with: Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield?”
Smoove replied: “Tobey Maguire, of course, man.” (Via The Illuminerdi)
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This information may not be entirely surprising to fans considering the trailer for No Way Home was just released, which revealed the return of a classic Spider-Man villain.
During the final moments of the featured video, a set of metal tentacles attacked Holland’s Peter, before Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus was revealed.
The menacing foe said: “Hello, Peter,” before Spidey suited up for battle.
The mere presence of Molina’s Doc Ock suggests Maguire could be making an appearance, considering they battled it out in 2004’s Spider-Man 2.
When Garfield was asked to clarify his stance on not being in the film, he said: “I would’ve gotten a call by now. That’s what I’m saying.”
He didn’t rule it out, however. He added: “I don’t want to rule anything out. Maybe they are going to call me and say: ‘Hey, people want this.’ … Maybe they are doing like a market research thing.”
Holland has also denied Maguire or Garfield have any involvement in the film.
When asked by Jimmy Fallon if fans will see the previous Spideys, he replied: “No, no, they will not be appearing in this film.”
Holland went on: “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.
“It would be a miracle if they could have kept that from me.”
Molina, on the other hand, confirmed his involvement in the film long before the trailer was released, calling it the “worst-kept secret in Hollywood”.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hits cinemas on December 17, 2021.