Andrew Garfield reflected on keeping Spider-Man: No Way Home secrets to himself.
2021 was a big year for Andrew Garfield. He appeared in two acclaimed films such as The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Tick, Tick… Boom!, the latter of which he just won a Golden Globe for. But of course, for many audiences, 2021 will be remembered as the year in which Andrew Garfield donned his iconic red and blue suit again for the first time in over seven years, thanks to his return as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home alongside Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire.
Following the confirmation of certain villains from both the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb films joining the cast of Spider-Man: No Way Home, speculation ran rampant amongst fans about whether or not we would see Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield onscreen with Tom Holland. Tobey Maguire luckily strayed from a constant barrage of questions, but Andrew Garfield, given his numerous 2021 film projects, was subject to constant questions from the press about his potential return.
Andrew Garfield reflected on keeping his Spider-Man: No Way Home secrets to himself while going on press tours for his 2021 films. He told The Wrap:
“It was stressful, I’m not gonna lie […] but also weirdly enjoyable […] It was like this massive game of ‘Werewolf’ that I was playing with journalists and with people guessing, and it was very fun.”
In regards to certain leaks that came from the film before it hit theaters last month, Andrew Garfield acknowledged how maintaining the worst kept secret in Hollywood became increasingly more difficult:
“I worked so hard to keep it secret that I was in Atlanta shooting […] All these leaks were happening, and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, guys, what the hell is going on? I’m working so hard here to stay secret, and then here’s an image of me with Tobey!’ And they’re like, ‘No, no, we’re gonna keep it quiet.’ ‘OK, I’ll keep denying it’ […] I was happy to do it, but it was a lot of work on everyone’s part. It obviously gave people a big thrill in the theater, and what more do you want from a theater experience than a thrill?”
At the very least, the Academy Award nominee can sit back and relax as he can finally talk about the unique experience he had with this film. Given that he’s just as passionate of a Spider-Man fan as any of us, hearing him gush about his experience working with both Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland is pretty sweet.
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 future of Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.