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27th Jan 2022

Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire reunite for first time since No Way Home

Charlie Herbert

Spider-Men reunited for first time since No Way Home

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Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire have reunited for the first time since the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

In an interview with Deadline on Wednesday, the three Spider-Men sat down and revealed some new details about the production of Marvel’s latest blockbuster film.

For example, Garfield, 38, revealed that when he was approached to return by Marvel, he was really waiting to see if Maguire, 46, was on board too.

“I was just waiting to see if Tobey was going to do it, and if Tobey was going to do it, then I was like, ‘Well, I have no choice,’ you know? I follow Tobey to the ends of the Earth. I’m a lemming for Tobey,” Garfield joked.

“But that was sincerely a big part of it when I was approached about it, and again, it’s similar to what Tobey was saying. It was like, ‘Oh, the intention feels very pure here. It actually feels like a great creative idea and a great creative story.’

He added: “It wasn’t like they were just asking us to come and say ‘hi’ and then leave again but actually have our presence being in service to Tom, being in service to Tom’s journey and where he is as Peter Parker.”

Meanwhile, Maguire, who starred in the original Spider-Man trilogy in the 2000s directed by Sam Raimi, revealed that he was impressed by the idea for No Way Home, which was pitched to him by producer Amy Pascal and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

“In that conversation [with producers Feige and Pascal] the intention, the kind of love and celebration of these movies and what it meant, I think, to Amy and Kevin was apparent,” Maguire said.

“And to me, when artists or, you know, people who are steering the creative process have a kind of authentic, genuine intent of celebration and love, it just was so apparent in both of them, that, I don’t know, I just wanted to join that.”

He continued to explain that his involvement in the film boiled down to “really about getting together with these people and revisiting what was part of my history and getting a chance to come together.”

Maguire didn’t rule out the possibility of him returning once again to the Spidey suit, either…

Meanwhile, Holland admitted that whilst he thought No Way Home would be loved by fans, he has been surprised by how successful it has been.

The film has so far taken in $1,693bn at the global box office – making it the sixth-highest grossing film of all time – and has received critical acclaim as well, with an impressive 93 per cent ‘Fresh’ rating from almost 400 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

Holland said: “I mean, I always knew that this film would be loved around the world. I didn’t think it would be quite as massive as it has been.

“One of my favourite things to do at the minute is to go online and watch fans’ reactions to you guys coming in that one scene in particular. I don’t think I could ever have imagined it as being so well received by everyone,’ he added.

“I mean, I guess I had an idea that people would love this movie, but in no way, shape or form could I have thought it was going to be as big as it has been.”

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