While Sony tries to quickly block content related to “no return home” that has been released ahead of time, including “dropping” accounts on social media that have posted unofficial information, a new leak has revealed alleged photos that have spoiled some of the Marvel Cinematographic Universe’s worst-kept secrets once again (MCU). The photos show Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in their Spider-Man costumes, recreating roles from 17 and 9 years ago, respectively.
Maguire and Garfield are shown without a mask in what appears to be the filming of a scene or a recess in which they receive orders from the director, with both turning in the same direction, against a blue background in a metallic structure, and each wearing the distinctive costume of their version of the arachnid.
The photos were originally shared on social media a few days ago, almost simultaneously with the release of the first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, making them go unnoticed at first. However, the signs concerning their authenticity have risen in recent days, especially when Sony demanded their removal.
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That’s exactly what occurred when the trailer was leaked on Tik Tok a day before the film’s official release. Sony demanded a recall, and the leaked material was found to be genuine hours later.
Of course, Sony Pictures was not pleased with two leaks in less than 24 hours. Since Sunday, the studio that owns the rights to Marvel’s superhero has been working “at the speed of light” to stop the leaks, which contain film spoilers, from spreading farther on the internet.
There are also remarks from one of the upcoming film’s supporting characters confirming Maguire’s entrance, which is one of the most anticipated in the history of superhero films.
The reporter asked JB Smoove, who plays Profesor Dell on tape, “With which version of Spider-Man were you most excited to see Tom Holland sharing the scene, with Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield?” to which he answered, “Of course, Tobey Maguire.”
After The Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed to meet Sony’s box office expectations, the studio opted to reboot the superhero universe, leaving this iteration of the character’s tale incomplete and without a third movie. Despite all indications that Garfield will not reprise his Spider-Man character, with the release of No Way Home, the actor will get a chance to do so and give his Spider-Man story a possible conclusion.
Interestingly, the current Spider-Man, Tom Holland, recently shared a mystery message on Instagram Stories claiming that “no one was ready,” possibly implying that the trailer and other promotional materials would be released soon.
Spider-Man: No Way Home, directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, will bring the Marvel Multiverse to the big screen for the first time, introducing not only three incarnations of the wall-crawler, but also several of the previous films’ villains, including Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and Jaime Foxx’s Electro. On December 17th, the film will be released in cinemas.