We can all agree that Andrew Garfield is the most underused Spider-Man actor ever. After Tobey Maguire concluded his Spider-Man trilogy in 2007, and after Sony canceled the fourth movie with Maguire, Andrew Garfield was cast as his successor in the reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, which was released in 2012, and the sequel followed in 2014.
MAJOR SPOILER FOR SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME FOLLOWING!!!
Andrew Garfield played Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Marc Webb’s duology, and now he reprised the role as the special guest star in Spider-Man: No Way Home starring Tom Holland. Although numerous leaks were saying that Garfield will reprise the role, he denied it several times prior to the release of the movie. He probably tried to keep it a secret, which was impossible, but we can’t blame him for trying.
Tobey Maguire also reprised the role of Peter Parker from Sam Raimi’s trilogy in No Way Home. Now, many fans agree that No Way Home was sort of a conclusion for Maguire’s Spider-Man, although some fans definitely wouldn’t mind seeing that Spider-Man 4 directed by Raimi. In No Way Home, we found out that Maguire’s Spider-Man got his happily ever after with Mary Jane, who was played by Kirsten Dunst in Raimi’s trilogy.
But what about Andrew’s Spider-Man? Back in 2014, after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t as successful as expected (both critically and commercially), Sony decided to make a deal with Disney to bring Spider-Man to Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland was cast as the third live-action Peter Parker and he debuted in 2016’s Captain America Civil War. Since then, Holland made six MCU appearances, out of which three were his solo movies Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. The fourth solo movie with Holland is in active development, as producers Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige recently confirmed.
But regardless of another movie with Holland on the way, fans are still thinking that Garfield deserved to finish his own trilogy, particularly because The Amazing Spider-Man 2 left the door open for more. No Way Home showed us how is Garfield’s Spider-Man struggling with the death of Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy that occurred in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. No Way Home even had a very similar scene with Zendaya’s MJ, but Garfield managed to save her from a deadly fall, which was sort of a self-redemption for him after Gwen’s death, for which he blamed himself. Also, many fans still remember that Shailene Woodley was cast as Garfield’s Mary Jane Watson. Woodley filmed one scene for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but that scene was cut, and she never had the chance to reappear in the sequel.
Will Sony make The Amazing Spider-Man 3? Doubtful. Still, it’s okay to dream. We definitely agree that Garfield deserved a third solo movie, and there is still a path he could go after No Way Home. With the concept of the Multiverse now introduced in MCU, who knows what producers and screenwriters are planning behind Marvel’s walls. It is unknown if Garfield would be willing to return again as the web-crawler in the future, but if Pascal or Feige call him, we would be all for it!
You can check some tweets from the fans that want to see The Amazing Spider-Man 3: