Andrew Garfield says he’s not suitable for Spider-Man: No Coming Home. For months, rumors have been circulating that the upcoming sequel will not only feature Tom Holland’s webslinger, but also original trilogy star Tobey Maguire as well as Garfield, who played the hero in two. Amazing Spider-Man 2012-14 films.
The idea that No way home stars three Spider-Men has become so prevalent that talk show hosts such as Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon have pumped No way home stars for information, and the official Twitter account has jokingly too.
After months of sitting and watching, Garfield steps in.
“I can’t speak for anything else, but for myself. They might be doing something, but I didn’t get a call, ”Garfield told MTV’s Josh Horowitz on Tuesday in the episode of the Happy sad confused Podcast.
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Actors usually don’t care about high profile projects, but Garfield’s reaction felt stronger than mere pro forma denial.
“I see how many times Spider-Man is in fashion and it’s like people are freaking out,” Garfield said. “And I’m just like, ‘guys, guys, guys’ – I wish I could talk to everyone and say, ‘I recommend you relax.'”
Garfield’s denials are unlikely to end the hopes that No coming home will feature multiple Spider-Men. After all, the film is confirmed to feature Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus, the villain he played in Maguire. Spider-Man 2. Jamie Foxx is also confirmed as Electro, a villain of Garfield’s The Incredible Spider-Man 2.
To add more fuel to the fire, after THR reported his casting in October, Foxx shared an Instagram post he quickly deleted that showed three Spider-Men together. Meanwhile, William Spencer, Garfield’s Astonishing Spider Man double stuntman, apparently was on the set of No way home by an Instagram post that Spencer has since deleted.
Still, Garfield insisted he wasn’t in the movie, due to Sony and Marvel on December 17.
“I would have already received a call. That’s what I’m saying, ”the actor said.
If Garfield was in No way home, it would mark a remarkable turn of events for the actor and his take on the character. While Garfield’s performance and passion for Spider-Man has been praised, his 2014 sequel Amazing Spider-Man 2 disappointed at the box office. Its box office – and the fallout from the 2014 Sony hack – led Sony and Marvel to sign a landmark deal to allow the character to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This led Garfield to quit the role of Spidey and paved the way for Holland’s casting. Captain America: Civil War.
Since leaving Spider-Man, Garfield has won an Oscar nomination for Hacksaw Ridge and worked with Martin Scorsese on Silence, among other remarkable projects. His last, To integrate, is by filmmaker Gia Coppola and is available from IFC on Friday.
Garfield’s appearance on Happy sad confused comes as the seven-year-old podcast, known for its in-depth but relaxed interviews, launches a Patreon page featuring a video version of those conversations. (The podcast will remain free.)
As for Garfield, he joked that maybe the fan outcry would lead Marvel and Sony to decide to give him a call.
“I don’t want to rule anything out,” Garfield said. “Maybe they’ll call me and say, ‘Hey, people want this. … Maybe they’re doing it like market research.