Spider-Man: No Way Home may be better off without Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. Tom Holland stars in a Marvel/Sony collaborative film that will be released in theatres in just a few months from now. As evidenced by its record-breaking first teaser, which surpassed Avengers: Endgame as the most-watched trailer in 24 hours, the threequel, directed by Jon Watts, is one of the most eagerly awaited films of 2018.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has a lot to live up to the hype around it. After the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the story takes up with the fallout of Mysterio’s nasty dying confession. Peter Parker is devastated by the discovery of Spider-true Man’s identity and the accusations that he was responsible for Quentin Beck’s death. In addition, Doctor Strange would be a fantastic fit for the film’s plot. There are flashes of Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Jamie Foxx’s Electro throughout the video, but Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock appears to be the only one in the footage that appears physically.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is likely to be a hot topic due to anticipated cameos from actors like Garfield and Maguire. To be honest, it’s not a great thing to think about. When past versions of the web-slinging hero appear in the upcoming MCU story, fans get excited. Despite the fact that their individual series have their share of problems, their representations are nevertheless generally well-liked.
Holland’s Peter Parker is getting lost in all the talk about his predecessors reprising their past Marvel roles. Maguire and Garfield have been the subject of much speculation as to whether or not they will appear in the film; if so, in what capacity. Even the alleged leaked image of Garfield’s debut is a hot topic – the actor was asked about it.
As much as it changed the expectations for Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man: Far From Home did the same thing. Before the multiverse narrative of the threequel was announced, there was speculation that Peter will finally come to grips with his MCU identity in it, especially after his arc in the franchise has so far been linked to his friendship with Iron Man. There’s already a risk that the impending blockbuster may miss out on the web-slinger’s personal journey because it’s dealing with such a complicated narrative.
If Holland’s Spider-Man is still fighting the Sinister Six, then, No Way Home could still serve as a good backup plan. Garfield and Maguire’s presence in the film means that rather than the MCU Spider-Man dominating the pre-and post-release discussion, it will be about them.
Even more concerning is the fact that rumors continue to circulate that former Spider-Man performers would have important roles in the upcoming film adaptation of Amazing Spider-Man 2. The degree of their engagement is yet unknown at this stage. For this reason, there may be resentment or disappointment if the buzz around Garfield and Maguire’s appearances for Spider-Man: No Way Home doesn’t match up to the expectations.