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Spider-Man 3: No, Sony Did NOT Debunk Maguire & Garfield Signing

Earlier this week, we at FandomWire posted our exclusive reports on the recent developments of the upcoming Spider-Man 3. We revealed that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were signed on to appear alongside Tom Holland in the upcoming movie. Also, one of our exclusives had also revealed a few minor plot reveals, including the major villains set to appear in the movie.

Also read: MCU’s Spider-Verse: Heroes & Villains We Want To See

Recently, articles claiming Sony Pictures ‘debunked’ the signing of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have been circulating. Popular outlets like Screen Rant has been at the forefront of this misleading “journalism”.

In its article, Screen Rant explicitly used the word ‘debunked’ in its title. However, Sony Pictures has not debunked the signing of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield for Spider-Man 3. Following Screen Rant’s suit, other major outlets like GamesRadar, CBR, and HypeBeast have fallen victim to this.

After FandomWire’s release of the exclusive news of Maguire and Garfield returning as Spider-Men alongside Tom Holland spread like wildfire, most of the major media outlets were quick to cover the news. However, the recent statement from Sony Pictures has been widely misunderstood and portrayed quite differently.

What Sony REALLY Said

“Those rumored castings are not confirmed.” is the official statement from a representative for Sony Pictures, as per the news from ET Canada.

Sony Pictures did NOT deny it.

Posted by FandomWire on Friday, October 16, 2020

Before jumping the gun that Sony Pictures has debunked the appearance of multiple Spider-Men, not confirmed does not mean downright denial. In fact, ALL reports not confirmed by the studios themselves are, well, not confirmed. Previously, the appearance of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War also followed a similar suit, as it was never confirmed by either Marvel Studios or Sony Pictures right till the end.

As Spider-Man 3 is one of the highly-anticipated movies from the MCU, Sony Pictures’ representative’s diplomatic answer might be a part of a clever marketing tactic to keep the fans guessing. Also, expecting a mega studio like Sony Pictures to confirm a major plot reveal of multiple Spider-Men within days of the news breaking is highly unlikely.

Don’t forget to check our previous confirmed exclusives here.

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Written by Akash Senapati

Akash is the Lead Content Strategist for FandomWire. Having started as a writer for FandomWire back in 2020, he now manages a global team of writers who share the same passion for motion arts, from Martin Scorsese to the latest MCU flick. He loves DC Comics, Anime, Pink Floyd, and sleeping in no particular order. His favorite graphic-medium writers are Grant Morrison, Chris Claremont, Christopher Priest, Garth Ennis, and Eiichiro Oda. Prep time > Aliens.