The subject of Spider-Man has to evoke blended emotions for Garfield, because it represents the most important break of his profession, which got here to a humiliating finish. While 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man was hardly a field workplace dud, having grossed $757.9 million worldwide, 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn’t observe an anticipated upward development with its $708.9 million take; a growth that, together with its collectively unimpressed critiques, would see the franchise—and Garfield himself—kicked to the curb. Compounding that, Sony’s disappointment in Garfield’s angstier, skateboarding, conspiracy-unraveling reinvention of the Wall-Crawler was so robust that it grew to become a catalyst for a traditionally uncharacteristic concession to collaborate with Marvel Studios to correctly convey Spider-Man again to the massive display—a mere two years after his final look. Ouch!
Consequently, the present inflow of pleasure over a potential return as Spider-Man has to really feel surreal for Garfield, who subsequently parlayed prominence from the failed superhero platform to Oscar-nominated glory because the star of 2017 World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge. If Garfield is being misleading, then one would possibly assume that he’s merely taking time to emotionally course of a potential supply from Sony and Marvel to reprise the function.
However, his denial takes a convincingly honest flip when he additional states, “I wish I could just be able to speak to everyone and say, like, ‘I recommend that you chill.’ Listen, I can’t speak for anything else apart from myself, like, they might be doing something, but I ain’t got a call.” Indeed, if Garfield seems to be preserving one of Marvel Studios’ typical tight-kept secrets and techniques, then it will very effectively be one of his finest performing performances.
Of course, Garfield is hardly alone on this entrance, since his speedy cinematic Spider-Man predecessor, Tobey Maguire (pictured under), additionally occurs to be the main focus of this barrage of speculative return rumors for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Yet, in his case, the proof—anecdotal as it could be—is definitely a bit stronger, notably for the reason that presumed storyline’s Doctor Strange sequel portion will manifest below the artistic auspices of Sam Raimi, who famously directed Maguire within the genre-groundbreaking trilogy of movies, 2002’s Spider-Man, 2004’s Spider-Man 2 and 2007’s Spider-Man 3, which reaped worldwide grosses of $825 million, $788.9 million, and $894.9 million, respectively. The 2007 last entry might have been notably divisive, and lacked a cohesive imaginative and prescient because of the director’s clashes with the studio, however Maguire’s Spider-Man movies are fondly remembered. Thus, whereas plans for Spider-Man 4 had been derailed, Maguire’s run got here to a pure conclusion, and a potential return wouldn’t have the identical emotional baggage connected as Garfield’s.
Interestingly sufficient, rumors over Maguire’s also-unconfirmed return for No Way Home not too long ago gained important momentum when Spanish language voice actor Roger Pera, who dubbed Maguire’s strains in Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy, seemingly slipped out a probably essential bit of data on podcast El Sotano del Planet, on which he claimed that he’s been speaking with Sony for extra Maguire-Spider-Man dubbing. Said declare was conspicuously edited out of stated podcast after an preliminary deletion, paradoxically lending extra intrigue to the rumor. Pertinently, whereas Maguire and Garfield are hardly related on the hip, one would assume that Sony and Marvel wouldn’t be happy with simply one former Spider-Man for this ambitious-sounding, presumably-multi-movie-spanning storyline. Thus, if Maguire is ultimately confirmed, then the possibilities of Garfield becoming a member of will seemingly have elevated.
Nevertheless, Garfield stays resolute in his more and more suave denials. Dipping into the world of video video games, he even compares his scenario to sure role-playing franchises, stating, “I feel like I’m in a game of fucking Werewolf (or Mafia,) where I’m like ‘I’m not the werewolf. I promise you I’m not the werewolf,’ and everyone’s like, ‘You’re the werewolf, you’re the fucking werewolf!’” Indeed, after the skepticism of the podcast host was obvious, the actor reiterates, “I DID NOT get a call. I would have gotten a call by now. That’s what I’m saying.”