Tom Holland has denied that his predecessors will be appearing in his upcoming Spider-Man film.
In an interview with Esquire, Holland untangled the web of rumors about the highly-awaited multiverse crossover and clarified that former web-slingers Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfiled will not be reprising their respective roles for the third Spider-Man film.
“No, no, they will not be appearing in this film,” Holland said. “Unless they have hidden the most massive piece of information from me, which I think is too big of a secret for them to keep from me. But as of yet, no. It’ll be a continuation of the Spider-Man movies that we’ve been making.”
Maguire played as the web-crawler in the first three Spider-Man films in 2002, 2004, and 2007 while Garfield stepped in as Peter Parker in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Despite Holland's denial, there's a possibility that Marvel has opted to keep Holland in the dark as the 24-year-old actor has had his fair share of spoiling Marvel secrets in the past.
It can be recalled that Holland's reputation for spilling closely-guarded secrets started when he accidentally yelled "I'm alive!" in front of a theater full of people who had yet to see Avengers: Infinity War, thus spoiling the end of the movie.
*Spoiler Alert*— Claire (@foxdragonfilms) May 1, 2018
@KevinFeige @Russo_Brothers @TomHolland1996 and Benedict Cumberbatch introducing Infinity War at @ArcLightCinemas Hollywood
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Apart from that, Holland also inadvertently revealed the title of the second Spider-Man film after he showed on social media his tablet containing the front page of his script.
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“They do it all the time,” Holland said. “In [Endgame], Robert Downey Jr.’s funeral scene, for the longest time I was under the impression that it was a wedding. I’m 100 percent sure that they’re still tricking me.”
Rumors that Maguire and Garfield would be returning in the next Marvel superhero movie made headlines late last year following confirmation that Alfred Molina and Jamie Foxx are set to reprise their respective roles as Doctor Octopus and Electro.
The rumors also claimed that Kirsten Dunst and Emma Stone are also involved in the upcoming project, along with Charlie Cox's Daredevil.
The cast of the still untitled Spider-Man sequel includes Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, and Jacob Batalon. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme will also be joining John Watt's superhero movie to serve as a new mentor to Holland’s Peter Parker in lieu of Tony Stark.
The film is slated for release on Dec. 17, 2021.