According to Giant Freakin Robot, Andrew Garfield is still working with Marvel. Garfield is returning for more after his instantly iconic team-up with the Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire portrayals of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Our reliable source has revealed that the Oscar-nominated actor has agreed to return for additional Marvel movies.
Just last week, Kevin Feige all but confirmed what most Marvel Comics fans knew already — that the next big event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be based on the 2015-16 Marvel Comics mega-crossover, Secret Wars. Assuming the theatrical event is anything like the source material, it will require more alternate universe versions of established Marvel characters than ever.
When Marvel Comics relaunched both Avengers and New Avengers in 2013, Jonathan Hickman wrote both titles and he crafted a long-form story about the heroes facing something we heard talked about in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Illuminati of Marvel Comics secretly began protecting their reality against “incursions,” i.e. instances of two timelines threatening to collide with one another, potentially destroying both. Ultimately only the 616 reality remained, and finally none at all. Then, with 2015’s Secret Wars #1, Doctor Doom remade reality with himself appointed the ruler of Battleworld — the only world in his new reality — and renamed himself God Doom.
Which is where the reunion of Andrew Garfield and Marvel comes in. In the comic book event Secret Wars, everything revolves around seemingly endless variants of established Marvel characters co-existing on the same world. For example, God Doom’s law enforcement is handled by the Thor Corps — a huge group of variant Thors all working together. There are Thors already introduced in earlier comics like Throg, Beta Ray Bill, Red Norvell, the Ororo version of Thor, etc. Then there are brand new ones like a Gamora Thor and a Groot Thor (who constantly says “I am Thor”). There is a savage realm of variant green, red, and gray skinned Hulks. There’s a realm where the Marvel characters are all in a Western setting; one filled zombified Marvel characters; and multiple realms based on X-Men dystopian stories like Days of Future Past, Age of Apocalypse, and Old Man Logan.
While I have not been able to confirm this rumor as of yet. Even if Giant Freakin Robot hasn’t always been reliable, they’re reporting this from a specific source they think has a strong track record. I’ll discuss the rumor since they’re prepared to bet their credibility on it. If this information proves to be accurate, Giant Freaking Robot would have scored a major scoop. Additionally, it may coincide with Marvel’s plan to surprise Spider-Man and Garfield fans on July 3rd, lending it some credence:
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