It was once just a pipe dream, but it’s now looking increasingly likely that a multi-Spider-Man crossover could be happening in Spider-Man 3. We know for sure that some multiversal mayhem will occur in the flick, with Jamie Foxx reprising his role as Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange on hand to be Peter Parker’s latest mentor. So bringing Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire back on board would be the natural next step, then.
The most mind-blowing thing, though, is that this might not be the only time that the two legacy Spideys return to our screens. Geekosity’s Mikey Sutton is reporting that Spider-Man 3 will feature both actors and an official announcement is on the way, perhaps as early as this very month. Not only that, but he claims that Sony and Marvel have plans to do more with Maguire and Garfield after this, too. In particular, they’ve got ambitions to give the former’s Peter Parker a big send-off.
To be exact, Sutton says that they want the actor’s “final bow” as the wall-crawler to be an “Endgame-esque finale for him.” It’s easy to see why they would be interested in doing this, too. Maguire’s Spidey is a huge icon of superhero cinema, but he never got the exit he deserved from the role, with Spider-Man 3 not measuring up to its predecessors and Spider-Man 4 being cancelled. Hugh Jackman had his big goodbye, and Robert Downey Jr. did as well, so Maguire deserves the same treatment.
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It’s unclear whether they currently have any clear concepts for how they could pull this off behind the scenes, but according to Sutton, it’s definitely something they want to do. That’s a major twist to this developing story as it suggests that Spider-Man 3 is just the start of this mega-crossover and not a one-off event. Nevertheless, Sutton says that the threequel will be the longest Spidey movie ever, so it’s not like it’s going to skimp on delivering the goods.
As for where Maguire’s big final showdown as the hero could happen, that’s unclear, but Spider-Man 3 comes our way next December.