Marvel lawyer shares positive news about The Amazing Spider-Man 3

According to a former attorney for Marvel, Andrew Garfield can legally come back and reprise his role as Peter Parker or Spider-Man in a threequel.


Andrew Garfield came back to reprise his role as his universe's Peter Parker in last year's Spider-Man: No Way Home. The success of the film immediately paved the way for rumors that Sony is exploring the possibility of bringing Garfield back to do a third The Amazing Spider-Man film. Even though we haven't heard any official statement from Sony or Marvel Studios' camp, someone who worked for the latter did shed some positive light on whether The Amazing Spider-Man 3 could happen or not.

The chemistry between Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy and Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker were some of the highlights of the two The Amazing Spider-Man outings.

QUICKTAKE: View the short-form version of this news or swipe up to keep reading.

In an interview with Screen Rant's Tom Bacon, former Disney and Marvel Studios attorney Paul Sarker commented on the legality of The Amazing Spider-Man 3.

Here is what Sarker had to say if Sony will run into legal issues with The Amazing Spider-Man 3:

Anything's possible from a legal standpoint. That doesn't mean it's possible from a business or creative standpoint, but legally as lawyers we often respond to the direction and requests of business and creative teams. I know Sony has the exclusive rights to Spider-Man. In theory, if Andrew Garfield wanted to be part of this franchise moving forward, in Amazing Spider-Man 3, and there was a budget for it... Legally, the sides could work out whatever paperwork needed to be done to make that happen.

Unfortunately, Sarker's later statements might disappoint fans. As Sarker explains, "Andrew Garfield may not want to do [The Amazing Spider-Man 3]," referring to the actor expressing that he wants to take a break from acting.

Garfield's exit from Sony doesn't bode well for The Amazing Spider-Man 3's chances.

Garfield's pair of The Amazing Spider-Man films were the most vilified of the web-crawler's run on the big screen. They might not have been the worst live-action Spider-Man films, but audiences and critics weren't exactly huge fans of the movies when they first came out. However, as time passed, the public gained a better appreciation for The Amazing Spider-Man movies. It probably didn't hurt that Garfield has become a critically acclaimed actor in the years since.

At the end of the day, making The Amazing Spider-Man 3 happen all depends on Sony and Garfield. But, if it comes true, then the Sony Spider-Man Universe will have a Spider-Man.

If it's any consolation, weirder things have happened than scorned actors going back to reprise their former roles after a few years following a falling out with a studio.

At the moment, Sony is working on multiple live-action films for the SSU, including Kraven the Hunter, Madame Web, El Muerto, and Venom 3. Except for Venom 3, all three upcoming SSU movies already have release dates or release windows. If we're lucky, Sony will be able to fit Garfield's Spider-Man into Venom 3 before his solo outing in 2024 if not 2025.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
New leaks suggest GTA 6 could have single-player DLC Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power new release date revealed Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tags Black Adam a "once-in-a-career" character Fake GTA 6 ads show up online and trick people to download George R. R. Martin says House of Dragon differs from Game of Thrones Check out the official Cobra Kai Season 5 trailer "PlayStation PC Launcher" hints at broader PC plans by Sony Microsoft admits that PS4 outsold the Xbox One by a huge margin Minecraft player mines map after 5 years Bob Odenkirk says Thank You after Better Call Saul ends