Over the past few days, Tom Holland has managed to stir up plenty of confusion about the third MCU Spider-Man film, leaving fans confounded about the title and whether or not some familiar faces will actually be appearing in the movie.
The confusion first started when Holland and a few of his castmates began sharing titles for the upcoming Spider-Man movie on social media, including Phone Home, Home-Wrecker, and Home Slice. These obvious joke titles proved to just be a ramp-up for the real title of the movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was officially confirmed today on Twitter.
— Spider-Man: No Way Home (@SpiderManMovie) February 24, 2021
While the faux-title controversy was just some good old internet fun, Holland managed to drum up some genuine controversy in an interview with Jimmy Fallon when he denied the rumors that Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield, who previously played the friendly neighborhood web-slinger, would be showing up in the third MCU Spider-Man movie.
“It would be amazing if they were because they haven’t told me that yet and I am Spider-Man,” he told Fallon when asked about Maguire and Garfield showing up in the movie. “I’ve read the script from beginning to the end, so it’ll be a miracle if they could’ve kept that from me. But, at the moment, there is no cameo from the two boys.”
The rumored appearances of Maguire and Garfield were an exciting development for fans, both in terms of nostalgia and the fact that they seemed to be confirmation that the MCU was finally ready to fully embrace the multi-verse after teasing it in Spider-Man: Far From Home and WandaVision. But now, it looks like the two former Spider-Men will remain out of the MCU.
Or will they? After all, given Holland’s reputation for spoilers, would it really be that crazy to think MCU creative masterminds may not be telling him everything? I mean, we know for a fact that MCU head honcho Kevin Feige has also made a habit of not fully revealing everything to the cast and crew in order to ensure a major plot point or character reveal remains a surprise.
Confused? It’s possible that’s the point but whether Holland is lying, telling the truth, or unknowingly doing a bit of both, we will get the real answer when the third, currently untitled Spider-Man movie is finally released in December.