You are not wrong, Andrew. You are not wrong.
As he was before his appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, as he was after the release of No Way Home, and as he likely will be for years to come; Andrew Garfield was asked about whether or not there’s any news about a possible The Amazing Spider-Man 3 during the 2022 Oscars. As opposed to what Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Holland gave interviewer after interviewer during the lead-up to No Way Home, the Tick, tick… BOOM! star gave perhaps the most honest answer we’ve heard to a Spider-Man movie question ever.
It was an interviewer from The Hollywood Reporter who asked Andrew Garfield if there were any The Amazing Spider-Man 3 updates. The actor responded, “No update from me.” Then came the most accurate answer ever uttered by a movie star. Chuckling, Garfield said, “No one’s gonna believe anything I say ever again. That’s my problem.” You can see that moment below.
For over a year before the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, there were rumors that Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire would appear — as their own versions of Peter Parker/Spider-Man — in Tom Holland’s third solo Spidey flick. All three actors vacillated between giving no answer at all to outright denying it, even after videos and photos leaked from production showing Maguire, Garfield, and even Charlie Cox alongside the film’s officially announced cast. In spite of all the denials, as predicted, No Way Home was chock full of “surprise” stars, including Garfield.
Among other things, the smash hit No Way Home has renewed interest in Garfield’s turn as the webslinger and encouraged fans to re-examine the two Spidey films he starred in. Sony was expecting a lot from 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and hoping to build its own cinematic universe based on its success, but that success didn’t come. While the film wasn’t a flop, it netted a smaller profit than any of Sony’s previous Spidey films, and the critics hated it. With a 51% score on Rotten Tomatoes, it suffers the lowest rating of all the live-action films, including 2007’s Spider-Man 3.
But with the actor’s appearance in No Way Home, there have been rumblings of Sony continuing the Andrew Garfield film series with The Amazing Spider-Man 3. The actor has confirmed he’s open to returning to the role for another solo film “if it felt right.” In fact, he apparently has the blessings of the current Spider-Man, Tom Holland. Last month, during the promotional lead-up to Uncharted, Holland said he “would love” to see The Amazing Spider-Man 3, and that both Sony and Garfield would enjoy his “full support” if it happened. You can see proof of that below.
Andrew Garfield did not win the Oscar he was nominated for this past weekend. Instead, the Best Actor in a Leading Role award went to the now much more controversial Will Smith for his performance in King Richard. Garfield may not have taken home an Oscar, but he did unintentionally contribute to one of the best memes coming out of the evening. Fans caught shots of Garfield scrolling through his phone after the infamous slap, leading to some fun captions regarding whether or not the same thing happened in other parts of the multiverse.