Why Sony didn’t make an Amazing Spider-Man 3 starring Andrew Garfield is explained in this article. Rumors had been circulating for months that Garfield would reprise his role as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home because of multiversal sleight of hand. To his credit, Garfield did appear alongside Tom Holland’s MCU Spider-Man to combat a squad of united supervillains in the picture, even though he denied any involvement in its production.
When Garfield returned to the role of Spider-Man in both The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, audiences erupted in applause.
It’s hard to fault Garfield for his efforts in The Social Network and Tick, Tick… Boom!; his performances in the Amazing Spider-Man films were never truly lacking. Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield, tried his best in both films to elevate the bar, but in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he was let down by questionable writing and characterization choices.
Even Jamie Foxx, who played Electro in No Way Home, proved that he could do a greater job.
It’s widely believed that Sony decided not to make The Amazing Spider-Man 3 with Garfield because of the negative reaction to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from audiences and reviewers. Even though Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed to live up to expectations, the picture nonetheless earned quite well at the overseas box office.
We now know why Garfield was dismissed and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was cancelled as a result of the notorious 2014 Sony hacking incident. Garfield’s absence from a planned press appearance in Brazil announcing the sequel enraged Sony executives enough to cut relations.
To mark the end of the World Cup in 2014, Garfield was scheduled to perform at a Sony gala in Rio de Janeiro. At the event, Garfield was scheduled to reveal the release date of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 alongside then Sony CEO Kaz Harai. Due to his late arrival and reported health issues, Garfield withdrew from the event just hours before the big reveal. As a result, Hirai’s presentation was significantly revised, and the announcement of Spider-Man was scrapped entirely.
Many Sony execs, including Hirai personally, were displeased with Garfield’s last-minute absence, notably the latter.
Realistically, even though most people might identify with Garfield’s fear of a huge crowd while ill, leaving an employee’s boss hanging out to dry at the last minute is a bad idea for anyone, movie star or otherwise. To ensure that Spider-Man would be a part of the MCU, Sony negotiated with Marvel after cancelling The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and firing Andrew Garfield from the role. In the past, this had been attempted, but it had proved unsuccessful.
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will make his debut in Captain America: Civil War, which coincides with the original release date of The Amazing Spider-Man 3.