Warning: Spoilers! This whole article is about a major spoiler plot point from the film Spider-Man: No Way Home! On Friday, December 17, 2021 (technically Thursday 12/17) Spider-Man fans braved the pandemic to see the latest installment of our friendly neighborhood hero. In the film, Tom Holland plays the web-slinger whose real-life identity was outed in the previous film (Far From Home).
In a desperate attempt to protect his loved ones from public scrutiny, he seeks aid from the “wizard” we know and love known as Dr. Stephen Strange. Mistakes were made which cracked open the multiverse and invited other-universe villains and variants of Spider-Man/Peter Parker, including both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire who reprised their roles from their iterations of the comic book hero.
Many fans of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man/Peter Parker remember that there WAS supposed to be a third film in his reign as Spidey. In June 2013, Sony announced a third Amazing Spider-Man film with a release date of June 10, 2016, which Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner would return to write. Unfortunately, the film was pushed back to 2018, and then eventually scrapped altogether. Plans for an Amazing Spider-Man cinematic universe, as well as this sequel were canceled due to the controversial Sony Hack of 2014.
Marvel hit the “Reset” button with Spider-Man’s (Tom Holland) appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home as well as a mention in Ant-Man, before releasing the blockbuster we now know as Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Fans are enjoying Andrew Garfield’s performance as the Spider-Man variant so much that now there is a full blown Twitter movement, urging Sony to revisit the idea of a 3rd installment of the Amazing Spider-Man, starring Garfield.
It started with a little tweet, by an alleged insider who goes by MyTimeToShineHello (the same Redditor who leaked much of the threequel’s plot a few months ago).
They claim, “Marvel wants Tobey and Andrew back for Secret Wars.”
Whether or not that “rumor” is true remains to be seen, but nonetheless, the tweet triggered a Twitterstorm of epic proportions and created the trending hashtag #MakeTASM3.
Did Sony make a mistake scrapping Amazing Spider-Man 3? It seems that fans are speaking up and demanding some closure. Is Sony planning to revisit Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man? Only Sony knows and only time will tell! But maybe it’s time to bring the webhead home.
Joia DaVida reports on the entertainment industry in both Chicago and Los Angeles.