A Marvel fan is convinced he sees Tobey Maguire Spider-Man in official promo material for Spider-Man: No Way Home. If true, this would be the first time officially licensed Disney footage featured a two-era image of live-action Spider-Man actors in the same frame. The image appeared on a promotional flyer as part of a launch for Barkbox, which is a monthly subscription service full of pet toys. The apparent Maguire Spider-Man is a small part of the character’s head, which is printed in black and white and depicted against a building, which explains why Marvel might have been overlooked.
Both Maguire and The amazing Spider Man Star Andrew Garfield has long been rumored to appear in Tom Holland’s movie No way home. The photos and video from the set are purported to show the three Spider-Man actors together, but those images have been flatly ignored or denied by the cast and producers.
“I understand why people are freaking out about the concept of that because I’m a fan too. You can’t help but imagine scenes and moments of ‘Oh my gosh, how fucking great would it be if they did that?'” Garfield said. recently to Variety. “But it’s important for me to say publicly that I’m not aware that I’m involved in this. But I know I’m not going to be able to say anything that convinces anyone that I don’t know what it is. No matter what I say, I’m screwed. Or is it going to be really disappointing for people or it’s going to be very exciting. “
Maguire’s costume is visibly different from Holland’s, in a couple of ways that lend weight to the idea that this image could be the first real test of the multiple Spider-Men. The straps on his costume are significantly higher than Holland’s (or Garfield’s), and the black outline around the costume’s white eyes is narrower. The suit made a background appearance in the Sony trailer. Morbius, confusing almost everyone.
You can see the Barkbox image below.
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The idea of the multiverse has been a part of superhero storytelling since Garner Fox and Carmine Infantino’s 1961 “Flash of Two Worlds”, but live action had generally stayed away from it until very recently. The idea has a harsher sci-fi feel than most superhero stories, and for years it seemed Hollywood didn’t think audiences would accept it. The flash, which began using the multiverse as a storytelling tool in 2015, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) (2018) showed that this was wrong.
Following the events of Avengers Endgame, Loki, and What if…?Marvel’s multiverse seems to be more open than ever, and that makes some fans look forward to seeing Garfield’s Spider-Man, as well as Tobey Maguire’s, share the screen with Holland. Following the commercial success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), there is hardly a character with more common sense for Marvel to begin exploring its Infinite Earths.
Starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina and Benedict Cumberbatch, Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home It is scheduled to open in theaters on December 17.