Fans are shaken with excitement by the second trailer of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Dropped by various streaming channels, the latest footage highlights the movie’s entire lineup of villains. And also hints at some major storyline ideas. Regardless of all the details that the trailer reveals, it still stays subtle when it comes to the long-rumored appearances of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men.
Ever since news broke out about Spider-Man: No Way Homecoming, fans have been making speculations about Maguire and Garfield’s involvement in the film. For months now, there have been discussions about the two returning in No Way Home to assist Tom Holland’s MCU hero as he fights their respective foes.
The assumptions have even been coupled with verification by reliable scoopers in the industry. However, Sony Entertainment and Marvel Studios have not confirmed the pair’s inclusion in the threequel.
Tom Holland has mentioned before in an interview that Maguire and Garfield will not be seen in No Way Home. But the star also made sure to describe the film as something that showed “three generations coming together.” This information has proven to be related to the appearance of previous Spider-Man villains in No Way Home.
But we have grounds to believe that the Marvel actor is hinting at the famous web-slinging duo. And now, with the latest trailer’s worldwide premiere, more details are disclosed with regards to Maguire and Garfield’s involvement in the threequel.
Daniel Richtman, a reliable movie insider, recently shared more details about Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s roles in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Richtman first revealed that both Maguire and Garfield would have “30 minutes” of screen time:
“I think it’s more like 30 minutes each. Still a lot of screen time.”
Later, the insider went ahead to generously disclose the fact that both these actors would appear “midway” through No Way Home’s story. As a counter, an ardent fan pointed out that 30 minutes is a lot of time for both actors. To respond, Richtman said that Maguire and Garfield “share a lot of their screen time together” in the threequel:
“They share a lot of their screen time together so it’s not like they get 30 minutes alone.”
Indeed, this news is currently just a rumor. But all the details point towards Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield making an MCU appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home to help Tom Holland’s Peter Parker fight against the Multiverse villains.
As Richtman’s scoop goes, the duo will share about “30 minutes” of screen time together. And the fact that he reported that they would appear “midway” through the movie only makes more sense. Considering from the fans’ perspectives, this is an absolute win-win situation if proven true.
If executed to perfection, the film would mostly center around Tom Holland’s Marvel superhero. Hence, No Way Home would fulfill his character’s requirements. And also allow the web-slinging pair a substantial amount of screen time.
From whatever details the trailer gives away, it is uncertain where Maguire and Garfield will appear in the movie. One of the likely situations would be that Doctor Strange reaches out to the two Spider-Men for help because the sorcerer knows Holland’s Peter Parker and his capacities. And that he alone is not going to be enough to defeat all the villains coming at him.
Doctor Strange will bring in Maguire and Garfield by opening up a portal. But Marvel fans would likely expect a grander entrance, which is why both the Spider-Men may dramatically appear in the climactic battle to assist an endeavoring Peter. This sequence will also fall in line with Avengers: Endgame. Like when the entire team finally gathers as multiple Portals open up.
As for the 30 minutes screen time disclosed by Richtman, a huge chunk of it might be engulfed by the final battle. The aftermath will likely occupy the remaining portion. As the dust settles and Holland’s, Peter seeks advice from his fellow heroes.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has a truckload of Easter Eggs lined up. And they all reveal themselves when the film premieres in theaters on December 17, 2021.