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[Photos via Tom Holland/Marvel Studios, Marvel Studios/Tobey Maguire, Marvel Studios]

For months now, rumors have been swirling that Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire may be reprising their Peter Parker roles for Spider-Man 3.

Now, Tom Holland has finally commented on the rumors and revealed exactly what Sony has told him.

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Rumors about Garfield and Maguire’s return first emerged back in October. Since then, a lot has happened. Although Sony addressed the rumors in October, but refused to confirm them, a leaked Sony marketing teaser may have revealed the casting speculation is actually true. Then, in January 2021, Marvel head Kevin Feige was asked about the three Peter Parkers theory. However, he also refused to confirm whether or not it is true.

Over the past few months, new information about Spider-Man 3 has emerged that has led to further theories Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire are coming back. Along with Benedict Cumberbatch who is returning as Doctor Strange in Spider-Man 3, Jamie Foxx is also reportedly returning as Electro. Similarly, Alfred Molina is rumored to be reprising his Doctor Octopus role.

Given that both of these characters are from past Spider-Man films, many speculate that Spider-Man 3 will be full of familiar faces including Garfield and Maguire. More recently, a 4chan leak may have spilled the entire plot to Spider-Man 3. According to the leak, the new film is called Spider-Man: Homeworlds.

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Throughout the film, Spider-Man allegedly faces the repercussions of Scarlet Witch opening the multiverse at the end of WandaVision. Eventually, this causes Holland to unite with Garfield and Maguire’s Peter Parkers. Together, they must work together to defeat the villains from their past and, according to the leak, there are a lot of them in this new film.

Now, Tom Holland has finally commented on the casting rumors surrounding Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. During a recent interview with Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast, Holland revealed that Sony hasn’t told him a single thing about the rumors.

“Beats me, I don’t know,” he says. “If they are, they haven’t told me yet… That would be something that Marvel would do. I watch the film and be like, ‘So that’s who that tennis ball was!'”

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Throughout his time as Spider-Man, Holland has gained quite the reputation for accidentally spilling Marvel spoilers. So, it’s possible Sony may be leaving him in the dark about these rumors for a reason. However, it’s also possible Holland may be getting better at dodging these kinds of questions.

Elsewhere in the Variety interview, Holland says that Spider-Man 3 is the most “ambitious” superhero film ever made.

“I can say that it’s the most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made,” he said. “You sit down, read the script, and see what they’re trying to do, and they’re succeeding. It’s really impressive. I’ve never seen a standalone superhero movie quite like it. And I’m just, you know, again, that lucky little shit who happens to be Spider-Man in it.”

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Although Sony may be keeping some secrets away from Holland, the company did release a massive hint about the new film. This week, Sony shared a cryptic clue that alludes to one of the storylines in Spider-Man 3. By the looks of it, the upcoming movie is going to address that massive Far From Home cliffhanger with Mysterio and Peter Parker.

As well, an eagle-eyed fan recently spotted a big detail on the set of Spider-Man 3 that may have confirmed a new villain is joining the MCU in the new movie.

Tom Holland’s full interview with Variety is available to stream below. Spider-Man 3 arrives on Dec. 17, 2021.

What are your reactions to Tom Holland’s comments about the three Peter Parkers theory? Do you think Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire will be in the new film? Let us know in the comments below.