As the anticipation for Avengers: Secret Wars keeps building, the rumor mill is abuzz with Marvel’s latest acquisition. Let’s dive into this potential game-changer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Andrew Garfield’s Shocking Return as Spider-Man?
Recent whispers suggest Marvel Studios isn’t waiting around despite the delay in the production of *Avengers: Secret Wars*. CanWeGetSomeToast, a typically reliable source for MCU updates, recently dropped the bombshell that Andrew Garfield is poised to appear in the highly awaited Avengers movie.
Kevin Feige, the head honcho at Marvel Studios, apparently sealed the deal with Garfield just in the nick of time, right before the major actors’ strike kicked in. For those not in the loop, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists halted all operations on July 13th due to failed negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
Actors’ Strike: The Butterfly Effect on Marvel’s Decisions?
The strike didn’t just affect ongoing film and series shoots. It hit the brakes on promotional campaigns for numerous productions and left potential deals with actors for upcoming projects in limbo. Because of this upheaval, Feige and his team seemingly hit the gas pedal to ensure Andrew Garfield’s participation in *Avengers: Secret Wars*. And it’s plausible that once the strike ends, production houses will be in a frenzy, scrambling to sign actors.
Garfield’s potential involvement in *Avengers: Secret Wars* shouldn’t be all that surprising. Firstly, this film is gearing up to be one of the biggest superhero crossovers in the MCU, post-Infinity War. Furthermore, Garfield himself had previously hinted at his eagerness to reprise his Spider-Man role. In late July, he remarked on rumors about *The Amazing Spider-Man 3*:
“The story never ends, whether we shoot it or not. There’s an infinite potential with this character and his various versions. So yes, he’ll definitely be there, doing something.”
The Multiverse Phenomenon and What Lies Ahead
Another leak, credited to MyTimeToShineHello, suggests that Marvel Studios has already secured commitments from Tobey Maguire and Hugh Jackman. This drive to integrate characters from different universes can be attributed to the supposed central theme of the movie – the multiverse. Hence, *Avengers: Secret Wars* might open doors for Spider-Men like Garfield and Maguire and even Jackman’s Wolverine.
The bittersweet part of this news? Confirmation of these leaks might be a long way off. Barring any unforeseen obstacles – which seems unlikely given the strike situation – *Avengers: Secret Wars* is slated for a 7th May 2027 release. Yes, that’s a wait of four long years.
Nevertheless, if *Avengers: Secret Wars* manages to bring together the Spider-Men trio of Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Holland, rest assured the wait will be worth every second.
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