While it has been rumoured for a while, news has officially come out that the previous Spider-Men like Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield (along with some co-stars) are going to make an appearance in the upcoming Spider-Man 3. While that’s all good and fun for the fanboys, some are concerned that the film will be sidelining the main star—Tom Holland.
I guess this post kind of perfectly sums up how people are feeling about Holland’s role in the upcoming movie:
''Spider-Man 3'': Tom Holand is reported to have a cameo as Spider-Man in the new MCU movie
— Bacon (@beterthanbacon) December 8, 2020
While it is a joke, some fans agree that the movie is starting to feel very overcrowded. Not only are all the Spider-Men coming back with their love interests, but their villains are also going to be making a comeback as well. It’s like we’re falling into the same trap that the original Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 fell in—there are just too many characters.
So in this movie's plot:
1) They have to tie up the Peter on the run storyline.
2) Set up or outright do the Sinister Six.
3) Handle the multiverse.
4) Deal with the MJ storyline.
5) Set up the next film.
We're approaching BvS: Dawn of Justice levels of convoluted here.
— Stephen LeGresley (Black Lives Matter) (@S_LeGresley) December 8, 2020
With Avengers: Endgame having been able to pull off bringing everything together, I think it’s possible that the same can be done for Spider-Man 3. I think it’s just important to keep to the core of the story, and not get too lost in the lure of nostalgia.
Then again, all of these fears are just based on speculation. Hopefully Sony has learned from the mistake of The Rise of Skywalker and will know when to keep fan service down to a minimum. What they shouldn’t forget is that Holland’s Parker still has his own story to tell, and it should be at the very priority of the film.
Spider-Man 3 comes out Dec. 17, 2021.