Spiderman, Spiderman


Michael Koppeis

Are the leaks surrounding the new Spider-Man movie real?

Potential spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: No Way Home!

The highly anticipated Marvel Studios film Spider-Man: No Way Home has attracted the attention of speculators since it was first announced, leading to plenty of rumors. The biggest rumor circulating the internet at the moment is that previous Spider-Man actors Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire will be reprising their roles in this movie alongside current Spider-Man actor, Tom Holland. This theory is mainly backed up by Alfred Molina’s confirmed return as Doc Ock which he also played in 2004’s Spider-Man 2 with Tobey Maguire.

Rumors aside however, a recent alleged leak from the set seems to confirm Andrew Garfield’s return. A 4K clip of Garfield wearing the Spidey suit from no prior films has surfaced recently featuring an over-the-shoulder (OTS) shot of him speaking to someone wearing a red, webbed glove just out of frame. There is no audio, so no one is quite sure what he is saying exactly. Though, some fans theorize he is speaking to Maguire and saying “So you have like… web blood?” in reference to Maguire’s Spider-Man being the only on screen adaptation to not manufacture the webs he spins, but rather have them come directly from his wrists post-spider bite.

Despite the high resolution clip along with plenty of other alleged photo leaks, some fans are still skeptical. There’s a bit of a conflict between the two sides arguing whether or not they’re gonna appear in the new film and if all this supposed ‘evidence’ is really valid. I spoke to Nora Berkbigler, a non-believer in the rumors who said “With all of the new and high technology, someone could have pretty easily deep-faked it”. On the other hand, Tucker Pyatt claims “ It’s Andrew in 4K. Plus, they already have tons of other leaks supporting the idea of him being in the movie. If this were a one time thing, I would understand, but multiple leaks point to him being in the movie.”

In the end, this feud between fans will continue until Marvel Studios officially confirms or deconfirms the rumors. Whichever side you’re on, remember to be civil to others who think differently and enjoy Spider-Man: No Way Home when it releases in theaters on December 17th of this year!