‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Andrew Garfield Thought Bringing Back his Spider-Man was a “Stupid Idea”


Andrew Garfield was cast as Peter Parker in the 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and although the movie was somewhat successful, its sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2  failed to perform and was not nearly as popular. Andrew Garfield famously reappeared in a runaway success Spider-Man: No Way Home in 2021, when Marvel Studios decided to brought both Garfield and original cinematic Spider-Man Tobey Maguire back on the screen.

In the latest interview for The Graham Norton Show, Andrew joked about him being “far too old to be playing Spider-Man”, but was nonetheless honored when asked to join the cast of Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire:

“It’s so cool, yeah, I mean, you know, I finished playing Spider-Man, I’m far too old to be playing Spider-Man now, but they asked me back and it’s the sweetest thing ever. Because I put that to bed, I’m good, I’m done, that’s lovely. And Tom Holland is just the best, so I just kind of became a fan again.”


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When Norton asked Garfield if he felt that going back to being Spider-Man was a high risk thing to do, Andrew was quick to respond that “yes, it was a really stupid idea” and a “really scary thing to attempt”. We now know that the idea was, in fact, brilliant, but “38 year old man in a spandex” as Garfield described his character, admittedly does not sound as promising as it turned out to be.

Spider-Man: No Way Home swung into theaters in December 2021 and the digital home release date is set for March 22, 2022.