Earlier this month, news broke that Jamie Foxx will reprise his role as Electro in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3. Since then, rumours of more former cast members returning to the franchise have been sweeping the internet. Some of those reports have suggested that the two previous Spider-Man actors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, have signed on to appear.
Reports have since followed stating that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will appear in Spider-Man 3, fuelling the speculation that the sequel will heavily feature the multiverse. The latest news earlier this week stated that Sony and Marvel have found their Miles Morales.
With so much speculation surrounding Spider-Man 3 cast members, ET Canada reached out to a Sony rep for the official word. They said:
The statement certainly doesn’t deny the rumours of Maguire and Garfield’s appearance in the film. “Not confirmed” could simply mean that Sony hasn’t decided to announce the castings yet. They could, of course, have denied the rumours if they were completely fabricated, but If I were in Sony’s shoes, I certainly wouldn’t when it seems to be generating so much hype for the movie for free.
If we are to take the Sony rep’s word as gospel it almost certainly means that at this moment the two actors haven’t yet officially signed up.
Spider-Man 3 releases on December 17th, 2021.