Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are now embarking on the second full weekend of Spider-Man: No Way Home's theatrical run, which is already making waves as the biggest movie in the post-COVID era. Bringing three generations of web-slinger history together with characters from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's solo films, No Way Home became an event movie unlike anything Marvel's released.
Sending theaters worldwide into some of the loudest applause since Avengers: Endgame, the Spider-Man threequel went to new levels of thrills thanks to Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's returns as their respective heroes. With Maguire staying silent about his first live-action role in seven years and Garfield avoiding the topic at every turn, their team-up with Tom Holland became the hottest topic in Hollywood.
Now that No Way Home has been released in most parts of the world, discussions are running rampant regarding this historic moment in Spider-Man's cinematic history. Now, the movie's biggest star is sharing his own excitement for what Sony and Marvel were able to do with the MCU's 27th movie.
Tom Holland on Team-Up with Maguire & Garfield
Spider-Man: No Way Home star Tom Holland spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his pride regarding what he and the team behind the movie were able to do before its release.
Specifically, Holland praised director Jon Watts and Sony executive Amy Pascal for everything they were able to achieve before looking back on some experiences he's shared with Pascal. The young star shared his respect for both behind-the-scenes players as he looked back on their input on Spider-Man: No Way Home, particularly with Pascal as she dealt with the infamous leaked emails from Sony in 2014:
"I’m so proud of what everyone’s achieved. Jon Watts especially, and even the likes of Amy Pascal. We had a wonderful day the other day. I went over to her house and we watched a couple of movies together, and she really opened up about her career and the changes in her career and a lot of the controversy that she went through [related to the Sony hack]. So to see her where she is now, a different Amy to the Amy I’m sure she was years ago? These people deserve the recognition."
Holland also expressed how happy he is to actually get to talk about No Way Home now that so many people have seen it, especially regarding his experience with Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.
The MCU's star behind the web-slinger felt honor in the opportunity to be one of "only three people to have ever played this character on the big screen," which ties them together forever. Calling the movie "the highlight of (his) career," Holland is simply happy to not worry about spoiling anything that was kept such a big secret for the past two years.
“It will also be nice to start talking about the film now that everyone has seen it! There’s so many stories I haven’t told because it’s all been a secret. You know, Andrew and Tobey and I had one of the most incredible experiences working together. We’re the only three people to have ever played this character on the big screen, and that creates this brotherhood, this friendship, that goes past just knowing each other. We have a shared experience that only us three have, and because of that connection, the relationship that we had on set — I’m sure it comes across on screen — was like we were long-lost brothers. And I want to talk about it. Honestly, it was the highlight of my career. Put me on stage in front of a thousand people. I have so much to tell that I haven’t been allowed to. I’d love to keep talking about this movie.”
A Special Spidey Bond Between MCU Actors
Once it was revealed that Spider-Man: No Way Home would become the MCU's first full dive into the Multiverse, it seemed to be only a matter of time before Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield joined the cast alongside Holland. While rumors about their inclusion started circulating more than a year ago, their first appearances on-screen still came as one of the biggest moments in MCU history.
With more than a dozen combined credits as Spider-Man on this trio's collective resume, No Way Home truly delivered a moment that's never been seen in comic book movie history. Holland feels the magnitude of that moment after playing arguably the most popular comic book character ever made for the last five years, especially getting to star alongside two actors whose portrayals he looked up to over the years.
It's becoming clear that No Way Home will remain the talk of the comic book movie community for the foreseeable future as fans celebrate this on-screen web-slinger team-up effort between Holland, Maguire, and Garfield.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now playing in theaters worldwide.