Tobey Maguire Reveals Why He Loves Spider-Man: No Way Home's Ending

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Tobey Maguire, Spider-Man: No Way Home

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures' Spider-Man: No Way Home continues making its mark on the legacy of superhero movies more than a month after its release. Seeing Tom Holland join forces with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield turned the threequel into a true blockbuster event, despite existing in the same franchise as movies like Avengers: Endgame.

As fans take in the biggest moments from the MCU's last 2021 movie, its cast and crew are starting to open up on how this once-in-a-lifetime outing came together. This includes quotes from all three Spider-Man actors, with Holland expressing joy at not having to worry about spoilers and Garfield finally getting to own up to his deception about being in the film at all.

Recently, Maguire joined in on the fun of talking about his latest outing, sharing how much he enjoyed seeing his hero get some closure and explaining how he came to join the cast. During that same interview, he let his feelings on the movie's ending be known as he joined his Spidey co-stars in the chat.

Maguire Loves No Way Home's Ending

Tom Holland, Spider-Man

In a recent interview with Deadline, Spider-Man: No Way Home star Tobey Maguire shared how much he loved the movie's ending in his first quotes about his experience on set.

Maguire admitted that he was "touched emotionally" after seeing how Tom Holland's Spider-Man closed off his third solo MCU story. Commenting on the "maturity and responsibility" that came with the decisions Holland's Spider-Man made, Maguire called the entire moment "beautiful":

"And I too just wanted to say, with the coda of the movie, I was really touched emotionally, but also I just thought it had such a sweet elegance to it. That was so amazing. I agree in terms of the origin story of the coming-of-age. Tom, your character stepping into this different kind of maturity and responsibility, and all done with this really sweet, sad, elegant touch. It was just beautiful."

The full retrospective interview with Maguire, along with Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland, can be watched below:


No Way Home's Ending Hitting Home for Maguire

Spider-Man: No Way Home's ending came with some of the most emotional moments any version of the character has had to experience. As hard as it was to send Maguire and Garfield's heroes back to their world, having Doctor Strange complete his forgetting spell meant that Holland's Peter had to take on a whole new life.

Even for the "maturity" and "responsibility" that Maguire's hero had to take on, the MCU's web-slinger showed those qualities on a new level by having the entire world forget about Peter Parker's existence.

Seeing these comments from the star behind Sam Raimi's Spidey movies only sets further into stone how emotional Holland's journey as the character really was. Having to deal with losing Aunt May before giving up his life as Peter Parker was no easy task, and it's evident that Maguire sees that coming out of the MCU and changing the game for the character.

Now, fans wait to see what the consequences of these actions will be in as many as three future Spider-Man movies featuring Holland. In a world that he'll have to navigate all on his own, the challenges may be more intense now than ever before, even considering that the Multiverse almost just fell apart.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is now playing in theaters worldwide.

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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.