The biggest Spider-Man movie ever — No Way Home — was released last month and it grossed almost $1.4 billion worldwide. The movie surely offered fans something we don’t usually see in superhero movies. With Tom Holland, who returned as MCU’s Spider-Man in his third solo movie and sixth MCU appearance overall, previous Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield also made a huge return in this ultimate Spider-Man movie.
Magure and Garfield’s return was heavily rumored months before the movie’s release. Although Garfield denied several times that he’s in the movie (we can’t blame him), fans weren’t so convinced by his words, but it’s understandable why he tried to keep the movie’s biggest surprise under wraps, although that was impossible. Now, when it’s finally known that he’s a part of the movie, the big part, Garfield opened up about his return in No Way Home and revealed if he’s up to play Spider-Man again in the future.
“I am so grateful. I’m just really, really grateful that I got to tie up some loose ends for the Peter that I was playing. I love that character and I’m grateful that I got to work with these incredible actors, this incredible director, and Marvel in conjunction with Sony. It was joyful, and a feeling of closure for me. There was so many unanswered questions for my Peter, where we left it. I got to step back in and get some healing for him. And also really supporting [Holland’s] Peter, and honoring his character completing that trilogy, not distracting or detracting from it. […] I mean, yes, definitely open to something if it felt right. Peter and Spider-Man, those characters are all about service, to the greater good and the many. He’s a working-class boy from Queens that knows struggle and loss and is deeply empathetic. I would try to borrow Peter Parker’s ethical framework in that, if there was an opportunity to step back in and tell more of that story, I would have to feel very sure and certain in myself.” — Andrew Garfield for Variety
Garfield debuted as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, Marc Webb’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise that Sony decided to make after canceling Spider-Man 4 with Tobey Maguire. The sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 followed in 2014, but it didn’t meet critical and commercial expectations, which caused Sony to try again with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, the first Spider-Man who got a chance to team up with Avengers.
Now that Maguire and Garfield returned in No Way Home, fans started demanding Spider-Man 4 with Maguire and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 with Garfield. Although producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal revealed that Spider-Man 4 with Tom Holland is in development, who knows, maybe they have more plans with other Spider-Men.
Spider-Man: No Way Home now plays in theaters worldwide.