UPDATE: Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are now signed on for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3.
With the recent news on Jamie Foxx returning to play Electro, as well as the inclusion of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in the upcoming Spider-Man 3 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans are wondering if Disney/Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are planning a Spider-Verse project. With Sony doing their own cinematic universe with characters like Venom, Kraven the Hunter, and Spider-Girl, it’s quite possible they could cross paths with one another.
Now, FandomWire can exclusively reveal that fan-favorite Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are in talks to appear in the untitled Spider-Man 3 movie! We want to stress that the studio is still just in talks with the actors and have not yet signed. Sony and Marvel are still finalizing a version of the script that features all three Spider-Men tackling many of their villains from the past, as well as new ones. However, it’s still unknown how large of a role these former Spider-Man actors will eventually play if they agree to sign on.
What This Means
Spider-Verse is one of Marvel’s most iconic storylines in the comics. For at least a few years people everywhere have wanted to see fan-favorite actor Tom Holland interact with the Spidey’s that came before him! Though Holland’s Spider-Man has been criticized for being too close to Iron Man, having Maguire and Garfield will definitely give him a much-needed push to become his own Spidey rather than being the next Iron Man. With Sony putting in some MCU ties in the first Morbius trailer, we could be very close to seeing this become a reality on the silver screen!
Filming for the untitled Spider-Man threequel is set to begin this fall. Once again Homecoming and Far From Home director Jon Watts is coming back to direct. Spider-Man costars Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori are also all set to return as well. The movie will be Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing.