Andrew Garfield Explains How Spider-Man Meme Made It Into ‘No Way Home’

It was Peter 3's idea!

Andrew Garfield Spider-Man: No Way Home

Andrew Garfield revealed how the famous Spider-Man meme was recreated for No Way Home.

Spider-Man: No Way Home has no shortage of callbacks and Easter eggs. One of the biggest pieces of fan service was the recreation of the finger-pointing meme, which is actually done twice in the film. On Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Andrew Garfield says they were actively trying to work the meme into the film:

“Oh, so we were trying to figure out the pointing thing, like how we were going to do the pointing meme in a way – it took us a while – it kind of happened naturally on that scaffolding scene with Peter 1, Peter 2, Peter 3, like all that.

Andrew Garfield continued saying he was the one who came up with the idea to also include it during the Spider-Man: No Way Home lab scene:

“I remember having a lightning bolt and running into set and telling [director] Jon [Watts], ‘I got it, I got it. ‘Cause there’s this moment where Jacob is like, ‘Hey Peter?’ and we all go, ‘Yeah?’ But in the script, it was like, that was that. We all go ‘Yeah?’ and in the script, my Peter says, ‘This isn’t going to get old at all,’ like something kind of sardonic – which felt kinda undercutting and not quite right for the moment because it’s cute. It’s actually kinda cute. So then we were thinking I could say, ‘Aw, this is adorable. We’re so adorable. God, we’re cute.’ Something like that. But then I was like, no, this is the moment where we get to go, ‘Do you mean me?’ Jon was like, ‘That’s it. That’s it. Done.’ I was so happy that worked.”

Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: No Way Home:

“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.”

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Marvel’s No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx, with Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hardy.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is now playing in theaters. Stay tuned for all the news on the potential future of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Happy Sad Confused

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.