There are seemingly more rumored appearances for Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) than there are timelines in Marvel’s ever expanding Multiverse. No rumor is bigger than the one that Andrew Garfield won’t stop denying — the possibly very poorly kept secret that Sony Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will appear in prominent roles alongside Marvel’s Peter Parker, Tom Holland.
Andrew Garfield again addresses Marvel Cinematic Universe rumors
Actor Andrew Garfield appeared on the late night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday night and was confronted with questions about a leaked Spider-Man: No Way Home set photo, allegedly featuring Tobey Maguire in his Spidey suit standing with Andrew Garfield. Andrew Garfield proceeds to joyfully deflect in a very thorough (though not incredibly convincing) manner.
Andrew Garfield calls leaked Spider-Man pic “Photoshop”
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in promotion of his upcoming film, The Eyes of Tammy Faye starring Jessica Chastain, British actor Andrew Garfield once again used his spidey sense to dodge questions about his involvement in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
When confronted with questions about the leaked photo that had been reportedly copyright blocked by Sony, Garfield seemingly leaned into the knowledge that Fallon would be unable to show to the photo for legal reasons.
Garfield said, “If you can show me the photo, I can tell you if it’s me, or if it’s a real thing.”
To which Fallon responded, “It’s been erased off the internet!”
“Oh, how convenient, Detective Fallon!” the actor playfully retorted.
After playing coy, Garfield eventually settled on a response, saying of the photo that he had “heard about it, and I did see it, and it’s a Photoshop… I’m trying to manage expectations!”
Andrew Garfield is a fan of Peter Parker
Andrew Garfield went on to describe his experience as a fan of the Spider-Man character — and Tom Holland, explaining his tongue-in-cheek fandom:
“I have, and I’m excited, and I think that Tom Holland is just the perfect Peter Parker and Spider-Man, so I’m just super stoked… I get to just be a fan again, which is my preferred position, to be able to sit in the audience and just kind of go, ‘Yeah, you screwed up mate, you didn’t do it as well as you could’ve done it!’ I get to be that guy that’s just like, ‘Meh, I don’t really love the suit, and I don’t really love it…’ I get to be that person which is much more fun.”
You can watch the clip of Andrew Garfield on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon here:
Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home movie from director Jon Watts will hit theaters on December 17, 2021. The film will return stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Zendaya as MJ, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Jacob Batalon as Ned. Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus from the Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man franchise is confirmed to appear, and Willem Dafoe’s Norman Osborn is likely to feature as well. Jamie Foxx’s Electro from Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) is rumored to be making a comeback. Benedict Cumberbatch will attempt to help Tom Holland’s Spider-Man navigate the tricky Multiverse in the film as Doctor Strange.
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