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Sony says Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield appearances in MCU are 'not confirmed'

Tom Beasley
·Contributor
·2-min read
Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. (Credit: Sony)
Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. (Credit: Sony)

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.”

Read more: Whatever happened to Tobey Maguire?

It has been revealed this month that Doctor Strange will appear in the third Spider-Man movie, with Jamie Foxx also set to reprise the role of Electro from the Amazing Spider-Man franchise.

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.

Tom Holland as the titular hero in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'. (Credit: Marvel/Sony)
Tom Holland as the titular hero in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'. (Credit: Marvel/Sony)

Disney+ series WandaVision could also focus on the idea, with Scarlet Witch actor Elizabeth Olsen confirmed to pop up in the Doctor Strange sequel.

Read more: Doctor Strange sequel to start filming in 2020

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.

Watch: Mind-bending first trailer for WandaVision

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.

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst looking at one an other in a scene from the film 'Spiderman', 2002. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)
Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst looking at one an other in a scene from the film 'Spiderman', 2002. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)

Tom Holland then took over the role for Spider-Man’s integration into the MCU from Captain America: Civil War in 2016.

Read more: Dane DeHaan says Sony was moving towards Sinister Six

Sony and Marvel had a brief dispute over rights to the character in 2019, before Holland himself stepped in to save the day.

Spider-Man 3 is currently due to be released in December 2021.