Spider-Man: No Way Home is the hottest ticket on the planet right now. The Spidey threequel has gotten rave reviews from critics and has fans in a frenzy of delight worldwide. Tom Holland's latest MCU adventure tied in the history of not just the young actor's take on the wall-crawler, but also that of both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
The box office record-breaker left audiences with plenty to talk about. Whether it be the various villains that showed up or the circumstances in which the movie leaves Holland's webhead, there was no lack of magical moments to take in.
But many would agree that one of the best parts of No Way Home was seeing the three big-screen iterations of Peter Parker all interacting with one another for the first time.
And now that all the sweet secrets are out in the open, the movie's cast and crew can share all the juicy details on how this Marvel epic came to be and what changes may have come along the way.
Set Rewrites on Spider-Man: No Way Home
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man: No Way Home screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers revealed that "all those scenes" in the Spidey threequel involving Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were rewritten or changed on set.
The writing pair said that they did not "[drop] the ball," when working with the trio of Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield, so they "reworked [much of the third act] scenes" including the "rooftop school scene:"
"I think the last third of the movie is my favorite part of the whole movie. You get to that point and you’re like, “We could have really dropped the ball and it would have been our fault.” Because these guys were game. They showed up and we reworked all those scenes when they came on [with] the actors, the producers and the director. We reworked the rooftop school scene and all that stuff and there was so much fun improv of those guys."
Spider-Man Being Spider-Man
Some of the best parts of Spider-Man: No Way Home are when the three Spider-Men just get to be themselves, and it seems the writing team of Sommers and McKenna knew how important that was to include.
Whether it be Holland, Garfield, and Maguire toying with the villain antidotes in the school chemistry lab, or the three of them sharing stories of their superheroics atop the Statue of Liberty, there are plenty of instances where it is clear the filmmakers just let these three actors play and have input in the process.
And it is not just the quippy back and forth that came from this effort. The two No Way Home scribes specifically point out the "rooftop school scene," one of the most poignant and emotionally heavy sequences of the entire film. The fact that they let everyone play around and work out what would be best on the day for that scene is magical.
What would be interesting to know is what from this film best moments was written on the page and what was come up with on the spot. Where do the differences lie exactly? It would be fascinating to find out.
One thing fans do know though is that all three of the Spider-Men and their surrounding cast did a stellar job in No Way Home and whether it came directly from the script or was made up on the spot, it did something pretty dang special.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theatres now worldwide.