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Tobey Maguire Explains What's So Special About His New Spider-Man Costume

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By Richard Nebens

Now only a few weeks away from its home release, Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man: No Way Home is firmly in the public eye, although it's been a constant popular figure for the past couple of years. Throwing Tom Holland into a movie with Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and five past villains set the comic book movie world ablaze as the film broke records at every turn.

Part of what made No Way Home such a visual spectacle was the movie's costumes paying tribute to all three generations of live-action Spider-Men, along with other similar tributes. All five villains came into play with the looks they used in their original outings, save for some MCU upgrades, while all three Spider-Men did the same with their classic red-and-blue suits.

Getting those suits right was particularly important for the team making No Way Home, especially considering how monumental of a moment it was to have all three heroes in one movie. Now, in the lead-up to the threequel's home release, the actors themselves are sharing insight into how much it helped with their own performances as well.

Tobey Maguire on Revisiting Spider-Man Costume

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The official Spider-Man: No Way Home Twitter page shared a 71-second video featuring an interview with Spider-Man actors Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire.

In the tease, Garfield and Holland joked about the three of them dancing and messing around in their suits while on set together:

Garfield: "We just had a little dance in the suit. We had a little cuddle."

Holland: "I like doing a photoshoot with two lads in lycra."

Maguire then shared how much easier it was for him to get back into character once he fully suited up as Spider-Man again. Although he admitted that it was "a challenge at times" to get in and out of, he felt more comfortable in the role the longer he spent wearing a new version of his classic costume:

"The suit can definitely be a challenge at times when you gotta get in the full thing. But then, by getting comfortable in it, there is something funny, it just helps as an actor when you get in your costume, you begin to feel it more and embody it more. I’m still processing, it’s all happening still, I’m catching up."

The trio then joked around again about how they're all processing the event, with Garfield noting how Maguire got into the swing of things fairly quickly.

Holland: "This only just happened."

Garfield: "Objectively, you got pretty free pretty quick."

Maguire: "That’s true."

Holland noted that Maguire seemed to feel comfortable quite fast, for which Maguire admitted he really didn't have an explanation for:

Holland: "You started to feel pretty at home."

Garfield: "You were dancing pretty quickly."

Maguire: "I did, yeah. I have no explanation for it, it just did it."

The full clip of their conversation can be watched below:

 

Maguire Right at Home in Spider-Man Costume

Any actor in the business gradually feels more comfortable with their roles the longer they wear the costume, which is especially the case with the costumes used in superhero movies. For Maguire, it was almost like riding a bike as he returned to the iconic Spider-Man role for the first time in over a decade. 

While superhero costumes are usually notoriously tough to get in and out of, they are an essential piece of modern-day filmmaking, particularly when movies use real costumes rather than something created through CGI. Playing the role of Spider-Man in a movie as big as No Way Home is an especially daunting task, especially considering these unique circumstances, but all that seemed to melt away quickly for the OG actor.

Looking at how much work Marvel and Sony did to bring Maguire and Garfield's worlds into the MCU, it's something special to see how easily Maguire was able to come back into his Spidey-form. Whether he comes back for more action is unknown, but even seeing him again just this once in costume was a moment that will never be forgotten, for Maguire or the fans.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is playing in theaters, and it's prepping for its home release on March 22, 2022.


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