Andrew Garfield revealed the scene that convinced him to return for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The triumphant return of both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man: No Way Home was kept a secret from Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. Although the marketing campaign promoted the appearance of certain villains from both universes, the studios opted to maintain perhaps the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. In the case for Andrew Garfield, he had been dealing with constant questions about his potential return for much of 2021, and now that the film has been out for over a month, he’s eager to recall the experience of returning to his role as Peter Parker.
Seeing Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire return in Spider-Man: No Way Home was quite exhilarating on its own, but the fact that their roles are more than just any glorified cameos but rather integral to the story is what made their appearance all the more special. In a recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Andrew Garfield discussed how Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios approached him to return:
“I went to their offices, and they said, ‘Well, this is what we want to do. We think it can really work. We don’t have a script yet. We don’t want it to be like a stunt thing. We don’t want it to be like a kind of a cameo, like a quick in and out. We want it to be actually in service to Tom’s journey as Peter and in service to both of your different Peters and we really think there’s something really interesting to explore about when these three lone wolves who think they’re alone in the universe in their own singular experience of being Spider-Man come together.”
Andrew Garfield then revealed that this pivotal scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home was the moment that ultimately sold him on returning for the film:
“The main image that they pitched me was catching Zendaya, catching MJ. That was the first page I saw and I was like, ‘There’s no way of not doing this,’ because that’s profound. That’s a profound moment like an older brother saving his little brother from his same fate across the universe. If that portal hadn’t been opened up, and my Peter Parker hadn’t been there at that moment, it’s arguable that he would have had the same fate.
You suddenly get into this incredible cosmic, meant-to-be destined moment where I get to heal the worst trauma in my life while simultaneously saving my little brother from having to experience that same trauma. Suddenly you’re in very mythic territory, and it’s just profoundly beautiful.”
Given that the conclusion to his tenure on The Amazing Spider-Man films came to an abrupt end, it’s satisfying to see Andrew Garfield return to a role that many audiences took him for granted in. The Academy Award-nominee was often voted last of the three live-action Spider-Man actors on the big screen, but since his turn in No Way Home has received much praise, some have even expressed interest to see him in a third standalone film of his own.
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