Watch: Spider-Man: No Way Home Reveals How Much Tobey & Andrew's Scenes Relied on CGI

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures' Spider-Man: No Way Home remains one of the most popular movies in the business even nearly four months after its debut, particularly after it became available for home viewing. Thanks to the inclusions of Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and more from across the Multiverse, fans have plenty of behind-the-scenes information to dive into and enjoy.

Over the last few weeks, fans have gotten multiple videos and images showing how this threequel came to life from a VFX standpoint, on top of fun extra features that expand on the Multiversal storyline. Some of No Way Home's fight scenes have come into the spotlight, like the first one between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin, which also comes with insight into how the literal magic made this film happen.

Bringing Maguire and Garfield into the MCU alongside Tom Holland made for one of the biggest crossovers in movie history, presenting a major challenge for Marvel and Sony as they brought three different universes together.

Now, a new behind-the-scenes video shared a peek into how some of the visual effects work helped bring the Spider-Men's story from the cameras to the big screen.

Video of Tobey & Andrew in No Way Home

Cinesite posted a behind-the-scenes video from the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home, featuring Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire filming material as Spider-Man. This short clip provided a look at how some of the movie's biggest VFX moments were shot on set.

Holland and Maguire film the scene from the movie's final battle where Holland's Spidey tries to kill Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin with his own glider. The three are in front of a massive blue screen set as Holland holds a flat cut-out stand-in for the glider, allowing Holland to move it easily for the shoot.

Spider-Man 3 VFX, Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire

The video also highlighted Andrew Garfield's entrance into the movie through the Sling Ring portal in Ned's apartment. Garfield is wearing an all-white suit that was later adjusted to be his suit from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in post-production.

Spider-Man 3, Andrew Garfield VFX

The final scene featuring all three Spider-Men is highlighted as Holland gives Garfield and Maguire a hug before they're sent back to their universes. The VFX work layers on top of itself in this shot, moving from a blue screen to a shot with the Atlantic Ocean to the full shot that was seen in the final cut of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Spider-Man 3, Tobey, Tom, Andrew

The full VFX breakdown can be watched below:


No Way Home's VFX Work Highlighted

Every Marvel Studios movie requires extensive visual effects work to bring each individual story from the comic books to theaters and Disney+. This task became even more challenging during the pandemic as some movies had to complete this work from home, with the work on Spider-Man: No Way Home having to go above and beyond the normal blockbuster.

Marvel and Sony joined forces to bring three generations of Spider-Man stories into the MCU, utilizing the best VFX professionals in the business to deliver the Multiversal madness. Seeing the three Spideys jump through portals and learn about one another in the plot was exciting enough, and the visuals added in post-production made the adventure feel even more real.

Even with the movie already having started its home release campaign, No Way Home remains a hot topic with new information still fresh about its efforts within the MCU. This will likely continue to be the case for the foreseeable future, although Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will make its own mark soon.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is now available for home release.

- In This Article: Spider-Man: No Way Home
Release Date
December 17, 2021
- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.