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Tom Holland vs Andrew Garfield vs Tobey Maguire: Who Should Lead Sony’s Spider-Verse

Tom Holland vs Andrew Garfield vs Tobey Maguire

Sony’s Spider-Verse franchise has come a long way since it debuted on the big screen in 2002 with Tobey Maguire as the titular hero, Peter Parker. After three installments, Andrew Garfield wore the red and blue suit in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man with a sequel that broke everyone’s hearts in 2014. It only took two years before Tom Holland debuted in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War and finally got his own solo movie in 2017.

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Who should lead the Spider-Verse?

It was only a matter of time before the world witnessed an iconic event in the history of MCU when the three web slingers appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the conclusion of Holland’s trilogy. This momentous event led fans into a series of wonder about the franchise’s next step.

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The Future Of Sony’s Spider-Verse

The immense success of MCU’s Spider-Man films encouraged Sony to continue moving forward with more stories about our friendly neighbor. Tobey Maguire has already expressed his interest in reprising his role in a Spider-Man 4 movie, and Andrew Garfield seems cool with another shot at a third installment of The Amazing Spider-Man.

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Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man (2002)

While these unconfirmed talks spark interest from the audience, it is only safe to say that Marvel Studios is keen on developing a fourth Spider-Man narrative that picks up after the events in No Way Home. With the three Spider-Men on board, the studio will have to make a tough choice: who’s going to lead the Spider-Verse?

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Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

At first look, it will make sense to put Holland’s Spider-Man in the driver’s seat. It is his story that the audience is following anyway. But, many fans are also advocating for Garfield, who is very keen on holding on to his dream role once again. We also have the news about Holland hinting at taking a break from the MCU after leaping from buildings to buildings in three movies.

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Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

This is the best time and opportunity to put Garfield’s Spider-Man at the forefront. With the upcoming Venom 3 movie, it gives the character a chance to reintroduce himself. Venom does not tread on the same timeline as the MCU. There are a whole lot of Spider-Verse stories out there with no Spider-Man in sight.

It would only require a great script and a brilliant director to make this happen, as Garfield is already an amazing actor with so much enthusiasm for the role. As for Maguire, his character will remain a subject of speculation for fans until the writers find a place for him where he fits in the story.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is available to stream via Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.