It feels like Marvel Studios’ upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) has had more rumors surrounding it than even Avengers: Endgame (2019).
There has been intense speculation the last few months over the plot and cast for Kevin Feige’s upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.
Now, it seems Feige is cautioning fans over building expectations based on rumors.
Jon Watts returns this year with the third solo outing for the famous Marvel web-slinger following his successful Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). With rumors escalating among Marvel fans, social media is rife with speculation about the upcoming cast.
Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios have been tight-lipped on cast and story details, and with his previous track record of spoiling upcoming MCU movies, Tom Holland has been unusually silent on the marketing front for this movie.
Spider:Man: No Way Home will feature Benedict Cumberbatch in his fan-favorite role as Doctor Strange, alongside Zendaya (MJ), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), Marisa Tomei (May Parker), and Jon Favreau (Harold “Happy Hogan), in a Multiversal series of events. The Multiverse was first seen in the MCU in the Disney+ series Loki starring Tom Hiddleston, and most recently in What If…?.
With the opening of this Multiverse, bringing in other variants of Spider-Man to fight alongside Tom Holland is more possible than it has ever been.
The appearance of characters from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchises in the leaked trailer last month made fans believe that Peter Parker actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will be appearing alongside Tom Holland in No Way Home.
In a recent interview with Empire Magzine, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked about fan expectations surrounding Spider-Man: No Way Home, most notably the inclusion of previous Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield making an appearance in the film.
Feige cautioned Marvel fans, discussing the danger of disappointment when certain expectations don’t come true:
“Rumors are fun, because many of them are true, and many of them are not true. The danger is when you get into the expectations game of wanting people to be excited about the movie they get, and not disappointed about a movie they don’t get.”
Of course, many rumors about MCU movies have been proven to come true, but it seems Kevin Feige doesn’t want fans focusing too hard on the bringing together of old Spider-Man actors.
Tobey Maguire portrayed the web-slinger in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, while Andrew Garfield played the Marvel hero in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchise.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, Tom Holland hinted at the multitude of actors fans will see, calling it “crazy”. It seems as though Holland thought Marvel Studios and Sony were trying to do the impossible – bring “everyone” together from the previous Spider-Man franchises.
With Eternals (2021) up next for Marvel’s 2021 theatrical takeover, Marvel fans speculate that the Multiverse will expand the Marvel collection of iconic characters and Marvel’s Avengers like never before.
It looks like No Way Home’s second trailer is being released soon, so maybe then Marvel fans will have their first look at Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield back in their Spidey suits. Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in cinemas on December 17, 2021.
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