A recently published video that guaranteed the leaked video of Andrew Garfield on the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home was a DeepFake has now been debunked. Regardless of several disavowals of the matter, the former The Amazing Spider-Man actor has been the frequent subject of hypothesis about his appearance in the final MCU Spider-Man movie. Rumors have just been further exacerbated by the confirmed appearance of Garfield’s former The Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-star, Jamie Foxx.
While Garfield has denied several times his appearance in the movie, fans became confident over leaked pics and videos that showed him in ensemble on the Spider-Man: No Way Home set. These videos were quickly struck with copyright by Sony and taken down. YouTuber Alex Cerrato published a video on September fourteenth that asserted he created the leaked set video as a DeepFake to “troll the entire internet.” However, as reported by The Direct, the real trolling is that Cerrato’s video is fake. Cerrato revealed in the comments a day after posting that the entire thing was fake, as several commenters on the video who professed to have VFX knowledge were quick to point out. Check out Ceratto’s comment underneath:
“Nah, I made this video yesterday during lunch. Obviously it was never going to trick any individual who really knows about VFX, however having the average person believe it was enough.”
It is unlikely the appearance of either Garfield or Maguire will be officially confirmed prior to the release of the film. The subtleties of the film have been kept under wraps, with even notorious spoiler-leaker Tom Holland refraining from revealing a lot, including rumors of his appearance in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. However, Willem Dafoe has likewise previously denied his appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home regardless of his Green Goblin’s bombs being displayed in the trailer. With the introduction of multiversal variants in Loki, there is a wide array of opportunities for characters and actors to return to the Spidey universe, even if not as originally expected.