Even in the midst of everything going on in the world, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures found a way to bring the biggest movie event in years with the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Putting Tom Holland's present-day MCU hero alongside Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's classic web-slingers helped deliver the movie of the year and something fans will remember for years to come.
No Way Home is now close to its fourth weekend in theaters across the world as its cast and crew begin sharing secrets about how the movie was made, largely touching on the leaks and news that have flooded the internet for two years. Many of these centered around Garfield, who remained incredibly vigilant all throughout 2021 by denying his involvement with the movie every time the subject was broached.
Now, Garfield has opened up about his experience with Marvel Studios for the first time, sharing memories about his time on set while also teasing where his web-slinger could go in the future. Part of that on-set experience was his time alongside both Holland and Maguire's heroes, which he looked back upon in his most recent interview.
Garfield on Hilarious Spidey Moments with Holland & Garfield
Speaking with Variety, Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield reminisced on his time alongside fellow Peter Parker stars Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire on the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
When asked about what they shared off-screen, Garfield remembered it being "hilarious" to see what looked like "three ordinary dudes" all hanging together in their Spider-Man suits. However, he also recognized the impact of that moment, even comparing it to the famous meme of two Spider-Men pointing at each other and "(becoming) a fan" all over again:
"I think the first time we were all in the suit together, it was hilarious because it’s like just three ordinary dudes who were just actors just hanging out. But then also, you just become a fan and say, 'Oh my god we’re all together in the suits and we’re doing the pointing thing!'”
Garfield also touched on the specifics of "going to the bathroom" while wearing the suits as the trio talked about how it exactly worked for each of them. The Amazing Spider-Man star loved the fact that his gloves were easy to get out of, making Holland jealous after having to "use his nose" in order to "work his phone" while in costume:
"There was talk about going to the bathroom and, you know, padding around the package. We talked about what worked for each of us. Tom was jealous because I have little zippers in my suit that I can get my hands out of very easily. To work his phone, he had to use his nose because he couldn’t access his hands."
Moving past the funny stuff, the Garfield loved being able to "talk about (the) experiences" that each of them had playing Spider-Man over the years. He also noted the reactions from Sony executive Amy Pascal, who had been there for all three of their solo journeys, with Garfield describing it as "a revelatory experience for her" after spending so much time with this character:
"We would have deeper conversations, too, and talk about our experiences with the character. And to have Amy Pascal there, who has seen through nine movies, including 'Spider-Verse.' It was a revelatory experience for her, realizing how much life and time she’d given to this character. That was beautiful and profound.
Garfield Bonding with his Spider-Man Co-Stars
Playing Spider-Man in a live-action movie is an opportunity only afforded to a select few, and having three of the actors who have taken that opportunity in the same movie was something that may never be seen again. And as fun as it was for fans to watch come together on the big screen, it was clearly a life-changing moment on set for Holland, Maguire, and Garfield as they made the film.
With each actor having a unique Spider-Man suit, it seems only right that the three compared notes on the advantages and disadvantages of each set of threads.
This ended up bringing a load of laughs as Holland, the youngest actor of the group, got quite jealous of Garfield for the accessibility he had with the gloves on his suit. Even a task as seemingly simple as going to the bathroom was a challenge while donning the Spidey outfit, and hearing Garfield laugh about how different it was for the three of them is a moment that could only come from a film like this.
Getting more emotional about the matter, Garfield's comments about being able to recreate the iconic "Spider-Man pointing" meme and seeing all three actors in costume together is as big for the Spidey trio as it is for fans who have waited years to see it. The conversations that the three had about playing the role are the stuff of movie legend, and the hope is that some of the specifics from those chats will come to light in the near future.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now playing in theaters worldwide.