Artist Arkin Tyagi has imagined what Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man would have looked like if he had received the black symbiote suit.
Tyagi, who works as an illustrator and art director in England, shared the post on his personal Twitter account. The amazing piece of fan art shows Garfield’s Spider-Man unmasked and with a Green Goblin-esque grin on his face as the symbiote crawls off his suit. The Amazing Spider-Man fans have been curious to see Garfield’s Spider-Man in the symbiote suit ever since the third film in the actor’s franchise was canceled.
Garfield initially portrayed Peter Parker/Spider-Man in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He was expected to return as the titular web-slinger for two more Amazing Spider-Man sequels, which would have been released in 2016 and 2018, as part of Sony’s plans to expand the franchise to compete with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, in 2015, Sony announced that it had reached a deal with Marvel Studios to incorporate Spider-Man into the MCU, effectively ending The Amazing Spider-Man franchise and Garfield’s tenure as the character.
However, the actor later returned, alongside Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, for Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third film in Tom Holland’s solo MCU Spider-Man trilogy. The actors appeared during the third act of the 2021 film, assisting Holland’s Spider-Man as he battled villains from Maguire and Garfield’s films, including Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Jamie Foxx’s Electro.
Will Sony Greenlit The Amazing Spider-Man 3?
Following a scene-stealing performance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, there has been a renewed interest among fans in seeing more of Garfield’s Spider-Man, particularly in a third Amazing Spider-Man film. While Sony has acknowledged the fan campaign, the studio has not officially announced another installment in the Amazing Spider-Man franchise and reportedly has no plans to do so anytime soon. However, Holland has revealed that he is totally in favor of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 should Sony change its mind and decide to do it. “I think what was so wonderful was how Andrew was able to kind of make amends with the character and the studio, you know, to kind of win the general public back,” the actor said. “That scene where he saved Zendaya, like, the fan reactions in the theater were so spectacular. So, should Sony decide to do that, they would have my full support — and, obviously, so would Andrew.”
At this time, the only live-action Spider-Man film reportedly in the works is a fourth solo film starring the Holland version of the character, although Marvel Studios and Sony have not officially announced the project. Sony is also actively developing and expanding its own shared universe of Spider-Man characters with films based on Madame Web, Kraven the Hunter and El Muerto, as well as another Venom film, in various stages of production.