Spider-Man: No Way Home is going to be remembered as one of the most ambitious Marvel films as it featured three Peter Parkers from three universes. With Sony and Marvel Studios using previous Spider-Man actors to star next to Tom Holland, it was almost surreal to see all three actors on one screen. Tobey Maguire served as the wiser, older “brother”, while The Amazing Spider-Man star, Andrew Garfield, leaned into being the “middle brother.”
Andrew Garfield was a great addition to No Way Home giving the third act a lot of emotions. Now, fans are wondering if there is any kind of future for Garfield’s character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and more.
Garfield, along with co-star Tobey Maguire, snuck into Spider-Man: No Way Home on opening weekend and The Amazing Spider-Man star recently spoke with the Happy Sad Confused podcast this week. He delved into the aftermath of telling everyone he wasn’t starring in the film. Garfield also talks about what made his time in the MCU so special, and whether he’d return to do another Amazing Spider-Man film.
The Amazing Spider-Man Star Talks About His Future As The Web Slinger
“That love has reached me, and the enjoyment of people in theaters has reached me,” Andrew Garfield told the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “It’s very touching, I find it very deeply moving, because when we started my second Spider-Man film, it petered out. There was a disjointedness there. So for me, coming back and actually getting some more time to have fun with it, and to give the character some closure, and to play and the be the version of Spider-Man that I was always wanting to get to, and to be with Tobey and Tom and the rest of everybody in the movie, that was healing. It was just an incredible full-circle moment, and of course you have this other element, where it’s breaking records in terms of people wanting to see it, and you have this incredible critical response, and you have being a part of Tom’s origin story, and I was torn open by Tom’s storyline, by Tom being isolated at the end away from his love and away from his best friend. IT gives me chills now, when I saw it, I was broken by it. It was so agonizing, and the way he plays it, and the way the three of them have created this love bond, and to see it broken, it’s…the tragedy of it is so palpable and heavy and real amidst these very light, John Hughes-y films. Jon Watts and Tom have really, with Zendaya and with Jacob, they’ve created something profound and spectacular while being an incredibly effective popcorn entertainment film. All of these things start to become icing on top of icing on top of icing. And to have a friendship with Tobey now that I didn’t have as deeply previously that I’m so grateful for, to have a mentor in him and to have a real brotherhood with him and Tom is just gorgeous. And there’s this other thing that you’ve alluded to where you feel kind of seen and appreciated, and welcomed and feel a part of a character that you’ve always wanted to be a part of. I’m really humbled by it, to be honest. I’m very very touched by it and I owe a lot of that to Amy Pascal and to Kevin for bringing me into the fold and allowing me to have another crack, and to audiences for their generosity and I’m really humbled. All I want to do is be a part of stories that make a difference in people’s lives, so to have that be reflected back and for people to be saying that’s what’s happening is all the satisfaction that I want. In terms of moving forward with the character, yes, I am definitely open to that, and again, it would have ot be something very unique, very special, and of service to an audience, of service to the character. I think there’s something playful and unique and odd and unexpected to be done. I’m not sure what that is, but if we could figure that out, it would be so much fun….And also I would love to continue to work with Tobey and with Tom. That three brother dynamic is so juicy. But to be honest…I’m so happy and satisfied and grateful to be a part of this that it’s hard to want more right now. I’m really trying to savor this moment with the fans, with the audience, and say thank you. I feel very very humbled and grateful for the response.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home features Peter Parker (Tom Holland) fighting villains from the franchise’s past, but not against the ones he has fought before. Instead, he’s in the battle of his life against the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe, Spider-Man), Dr. Octopus (Alfred Molina, Spider-Man 2), Electro (Jamie Foxx, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), and more. He’ll need the help of two other heroes who’s familiar with this foes.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, watch The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield reprise his role in Spider-Man: No Way Home now playing in theaters.