Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s rumoured cameos in the next Spider-Man movie are “not confirmed”, according to Sony.
Rumours of the former Peter Parkers’ involvement have been swirling for weeks, given the increasing prominence of multiverse ideas in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Intriguingly, Sony did not outright deny that cameos for Garfield and Maguire were in the works, telling ET Canada: “Those rumoured castings are not confirmed.”
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Phase Four of the MCU is set to feature the multiverse heavily, with Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness explicitly mentioning the topic in its title.
Disney+ series WandaVision could also focus on the idea, with Scarlet Witch actor Elizabeth Olsen confirmed to pop up in the Doctor Strange sequel.
The word “multiverse” was first introduced as part of Spider-Man: Far From Home, with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio claiming to be a superhero from a parallel reality.
Notably, Spider-Man has already handled the multiverse on the big screen with the Oscar-winning animated outing Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which at one stage was supposed to feature the live-action Spidey actors.
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Tobey Maguire played Spider-Man from 2002 until 2007 in three movies directed by Sam Raimi, who is notably entering the MCU fold for Doctor Strange.
He was succeeded by Andrew Garfield, who appeared in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel.
Tom Holland then took over the role for Spider-Man’s integration into the MCU from Captain America: Civil War in 2016.
Spider-Man 3 is currently due to be released in December 2021.