Rumors and speculation have dictated the grounds for Andrew Garfield’s potential return as Spider-Man. Many, even those eagerly awaiting a third installment of The Amazing Spider-Man, believe the actor may reprise his iconic role in Tom Hardy’s Venom 3. With the latter’s cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home, theories about an inevitable showdown between Venom and the web-slinging hero have become popular among fans.
Although Tom Holland and Garfield’s names have been thrown into the mix as possible candidates, there isn’t enough credible information available at this time to determine if Venom 3 will feature a confirmed Spider-Man appearance. Recent scoop also suggests that the 40-year-old’s anticipated Spider-Man comeback is much more likely to happen in a different Sony Pictures endeavor.
The project in question reportedly being Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.
Andrew Garfield Reportedly Wanted For Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse
Notable scooper MyTimeToShineHello on Twitter has alluded to a mind-blowing possibility that, if accurate, may offer fans a pleasant surprise. According to a report by user Spider-Man News, actor Andrew Garfield recently attended and spoke at an Across the Spider-Verse screening. Quoting this tweet, MyTimeToShineHello suggested that the star’s participation underscored the Spider-Verse team’s desire to have him star in Beyond the Spider-Verse.
Following was the post made by the industry insider:
Of course he is since they want him for Beyond the Spider-Verse https://t.co/VD2QPk60VA
— MyTimeToShineHello (@MyTimeToShineH) December 6, 2023
Whether this claim holds reliability will eventually be known with time. We urge readers to take this claim with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, with MyTimeToShineHello’s notability as a trusted scooper, many Twitter users and fans feel inclined to believe it. If proven correct, Garfield’s comeback as Spider-Man would likely happen through Beyond the Spider-Verse over Venom 3.
And if the rumors about both cases emerge as factual, then fans of Garfield’s Spider-Man are certainly in for a treat. Only time will tell.
The Likelihood Of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man Return
Many have been demanding that Garfield take on the legendary role once more. Fans have also clamored for a third The Amazing Spider-Man film. Rumors and speculations suggest the actor’s potential involvement in other related projects. But what is the likelihood of the Hacksaw Ridge alum’s return as the fan-favorite web-slinger?
2021’s No Way Home proved a dream-come-true endeavor for the audience. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield‘s involvement seemed to many a hint of what can be explored in a multiversal setting. Many additionally believe the 40-year-old actor could return for future MCU endeavors like Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. Given the ambitious multiversal scope of these projects, a cameo doesn’t seem far-fetched.
As for Venom 3 and Beyond the Spider-Verse, the ideas surrounding it could certainly be entertained. Since there isn’t a known Spider-Man in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSMU), fans have postulated that the universes of Garfield’s Amazing Spider-Man and the former could be combined. This could make a potential showdown between Tom Hardy’s Venom and Garfield’s Spider-Man more feasible.
On the other hand, in this year’s Across the Spider-Verse, Andrew Garfield’s cameo was observed via archival footage. With MyTimeToShineHello’s recent claims, could such an appearance be deemed a hint of what could come soon? The animated series isn’t opposed to featuring live-action sequences (re: Donald Glover), so who knows?
The possibilities are endless. The only question is whether the talent and the respective studio executives wish to take the chance. We can merely hope.