Andrew Garfield Responds to 'Spider-Man' Rumors: 'I Am Trying to Manage Expectations'

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Andrew Garfield has once again denied rumors that he will appear opposite Tom Holland in the upcoming Spider-Man movie.

Portions of the internet are convinced that Garfield and his Spidey predecessor Tobey Maguire will both appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which pits Holland's webslinger against villains who previously caused trouble for Garfield (Jamie Foxx's Electro) and Maguire (Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus).

However, during an appearance on The Tonight Show, Garfield told Jimmy Fallon that an alleged leaked photo purporting to show him on the movie's set is a fake. "I heard about it. And I did see it. And it's a Photoshop," Garfield told the host, who responded by playfully suggesting he didn't entirely buy this explanation.

"I am trying to manage expectations and you say, 'No,'" Garfield replied with a laugh.

Garfield previously denied these rumors in May during an appearance on Josh Horowitz's Happy Sad Confused podcast. "I did not get a call. I would've gotten a call by now. That's what I'll say," he said at the time. "I don't want to rule anything out. Maybe they want to call me. Maybe they want to call me and say, 'Hey, people want this.'"

So, for now, it looks like a 'no'... but watch this space.

We do know for certain, however, that Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange will appear in the movie, which is due out December 17. We also know we'll be able to catch Andrew Garfield in the musical movie Tick, Tick... Boom!, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, which hits theaters November 12 before arriving on Netflix November 19.

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