Tobey Maguire & Andrew Garfield Explain Why They Returned For Spider-Man: No Way Home

After nearly two years of rumors,  Spider-Man: No Way Home was exactly the movie everyone thought it would be. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker was joined onscreen by his two Spider-Man predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. In recent years, Maguire has rarely appeared in films. Conversely, Garfield’s Hollywood career is rapidly expanding, and he’s got Oscar buzz for his leading role in Tick, Tick… Boom!. Regardless, both Maguire and Garfield decided to return. Now, in a new interview with Deadline, the duo explained why they revisited their iconic roles.

During the interview, Maguire recalled his meeting with Marvel’s Kevin Feige and producer Amy Pascal.

“In that conversation, the intention, the kind of love and celebration of these movies and what it meant I think to Amy and Kevin was apparent, 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,” said Maguire. “And I’m a big fan of Tom and those movies and Andrew. So, it was definitely intriguing, but yes, I was also going, ‘well, what are we going to do?’”

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Apparently, getting Maguire onboard was also a big selling point for Garfield. Once he knew his predecessor had joined the film, Garfield was game as well.

“Well, 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.” said Garfield. “I’m a lemming for Tobey. [Laughs] 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.”

“It wasn’t like they were just asking us to come and say hi and then leave again,” added Garfield. “But actually, have our presence being in service to Tom, being in service to Tom’s journey and where he is as Peter Parker, and I love the destiny feeling of the multiverse expanding in this film, and actually, without Tobey’s Peter and Andrew’s Peter being present for Tom’s Peter at this very moment, he may not become the Peter Parker that he’s supposed to become…Getting three Spider-Men together could go one of two ways, and I think it’s a testament to these guys that it went the way that it went, which was a brotherhood, which is just beautiful.”

You can watch the full interview below:

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

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