Just like Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire versions of Spider-Man have done an amazing job in saving the people of Earth, but why didn’t their Universes has Avengers?
Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man joined forces with the avengers in the premiere Avengers Infinity War when Doctor Strange was taken away by the followers of Thanos to take his time stone. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man helped Iron Man and Doctor Strange in defeating that follower of Thanos in his spaceship.
Before becoming an Avenger, Tom Holland has proven himself worthy of being an avenger in the movie Captain America: Civil War. When Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, gathered a team to fight with Captain America and his team of Avengers. The premiere was a shock and thriller for everyone witnessing Avengers broken up and fighting with each other.
Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire joined with Tom Holland, an Avenger, to save the Earth from Super Villains in the recent release of Spider-Man No Way Home. All the versions of Spider-Man coming together in one universe was a historical event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After appreciating the team of all the versions of Spider-Man fighting with supervillains of their universes, one question is popping up in everyone’s mind: Why did Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s Universes didn’t had Avengers?
Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s Universe: Reason Behind No Avengers
Sam Raimi’s trilogy of Spider-Man casting Tobey Maguire for the main role screened from 2002 – 2007. The series included Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, fighting against Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Sandman, and Venom. All three premieres of Spider-Man have been a huge success.
Looking at the response on the trilogy, Sony decided to bring another version of Spider-Man, casting Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012, and its second part in 2014. However, these series weren’t loved as the previous one. However, Tobey Maguire’s universe does a name drop of Doctor Strange, but nothing happened related to that in the trilogy.
The reason behind these two series with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in the lead doesn’t include the Avengers is that Sony, in 1999, only bought the right for Spider-Man, the most popular character in Marvel Comics. And it did help in bringing a big cash flow to the organization. If Sony did include Avengers, that would have led to various legal complications.
The debut of Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a decade away when Sony released Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man trilogy. And Sony didn’t have any rights to add other superheroes, and if Sony wanted to add Avengers, they had to be purchased off under Disney’s jurisdictions.
Andrew Garfield’s version of Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movies, which were released in 2012 and 2014, respectively, were not that much loved. Where on the other hand, Avengers, the first premiere, was a box office hit. Sony was ready to lend its characters to Disney to debut in the MCU and gain from its success. However, Disney wanted to start fresh with a new actor for Spider-Man with the Avengers.
So, if Disney could’ve taken the help from Sony, we would have Andrew Garfield in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fighting alongside the Avengers.
Disney cast Tom Holland for the Avengers: Civil War, where Sony joined forces with Disney to introduce Spider-Man with the Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the rest is history.