On the left: Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. On the right: Tom Holland as Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Columbia Pictures/Sony; Matt Kennedy/Sony/Marvel Studios
When multiple generations of Spider-Man come together as they did in the recent Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s only natural for the actors behind the mask to compare their different Spidey costumes, with Amazing SpiderMan actor Andrew Garfield recalling the ‘one of his companions. SpiderMen is jealous of a particularly useful item included in his costume. Remembering the first time they were all in their respective costumes, Garfield discussed what it was like on the set of No Way Home with three live SpiderMens.
“[Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and I] talked about what worked for each of us,” Garfield said in an interview with Variety. “[Holland] was jealous because I have little zippers in it. my dress that I can take off my hands very easily. ”In fact, Garfield recalled how Holland was forced to resort to a workaround to use the phone while he was dressed, saying,“ So that the phone works, he had to use his nose because he couldn’t access his hands. Garfield brought back other memories during his time with Holland and Maguire while working at No Way Home, as Garfield discussed what he was not just as as a SpiderMan fan himself, but as one of the many. Actors who played the character on the big screen. “I think the first time we all put the costume together,”
Garfield said, “it was hilarious because it’s just three normal guys who were just actors who had just come outside. But then you too become a fan and say, “Oh my God, we are all dressed together and doing as it says!”We would also have deeper conversations and talk about our experiences with the character.Garfield recalled other memories during his time with Holland and Maguire while working on No Way Home, as Garfield discussed what it was like not only as a fan of Spider-Man himself but as one of several actors who have portrayed the character on the big screen.
“I think the first time we were all in the suit together,” Garfield said, “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!’… We would have deeper conversations, too, and talk about our experiences with the character.”
Garfield summed up his experience with his fellow Spider-Men, as the actor went on the reveal the origins behind one of his improvised lines in No Way Home. “There’s a line I improvised in the movie, looking at [Maguire and Holland] and I tell them I love them,” Garfield said. “That was just me loving them.”
Although it’s been almost a decade since Garfield last donned the Spidey suit in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the actor recently spoke about returning to the role on a possible future project. Garfield also spoke about what got him aboard the multiversal cast of No Way Home, including how one scene in particular convinced him to dress up as a WebSlinger again.
Garfield has elaborated further on the initial pitch for the film when he was approached by Sony and Marvel, detailing the concept that would allow him to explore an old character in a new way.