Recently, photos surfaced that appeared to show former Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield on the Spider-Man: No Way Home set.
This excited Marvel fans, as both Garfield and Tobey Maguire have been rumored to reprise their respective Spider-Man roles in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe project, which is due to hit theaters on December 17, 2021.
Despite the fact that the Marvel Multiverse was blown wide open in Tom Hiddleston’s Loki series, however, Garfield, in particular, has remained adamant that he won’t be in No Way Home. He even decried the aforementioned images as fakes.
Furthermore, another video that appeared to show Garfield back in his Spider-Man costume recently began making the rounds, but it seems that the actor’s insistence that he isn’t actually in No Way Home may be true — at least in this case.
The YouTube deepfaker, Alex Cerrato, who created the video has spoken out, admitting that he just wanted to trick fans into thinking that Garfield was definitely making a No Way Home cameo.
“Nah, I made this video yesterday during lunch. Obviously, it was never going to fool anyone who really knows about VFX, but just having the average person believe it was enough.”
You can watch the making of the impressive deepfake, entitled “How I trolled the entire internet,” below:
Despite admitting his own video was a fake, Cerrato is confident that yet another leaked video that allegedly showed Garfield on the No Way Home set is real:
“My DeepFake is fake. I can’t say the same about Andrew’s video, but I am confident that it is real.”
For now, the Marvel fan community can’t do anything but wait and see if Maguire and Garfield will be making their MCU debuts in Spider-Man: No Way Home on December 17. Marvel President Kevin Feige is notoriously secretive about his projects, so it’s no surprise that this Marvel Cinematic Universe project is getting as complicated as the Multiverse itself.
More on Spider-Man: No Way Home
The official description of Spider-Man: No Way Home reads:
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange), Zendaya (MJ), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), and Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus) star in the film.
Do you think Andrew Garfield is actually in No Way Home?