By now, the appearance of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man: No Way Home is an inescapable fact. Months before the movie’s first trailer, rumours exploded that the two would be returning alongside Tom Holland.
While Garfield adamantly denied his appearance in the movie, the actor is finally allowed to discuss his return to superhero cinema. As it turns out, the actor seemingly loved the second chance that No Way Home provided.
No Way Home “heals” Peter Parker, says Andrew Garfield
In an interview with Variety, The Amazing Spider-Man star finally spoke up about filming the new movie. After his movie trilogy was cut short, many see Garfield’s No Way Home inclusion as a sweet way to wrap up his character’s story.
Garfield seemingly agrees with this point. However, he also sees the entire movie as a way for his version of Peter Parker to heal. In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker makes the biggest mistake of his life: failing to catch Gwen Stacy in time.
“We were shooting for two weeks, Toby and I, but I think we managed to achieve something that is not just showing up and going, ‘Hi! Bye!’ My Spider-Man got to save his younger brother’s romantic relationship, potentially. And to heal the most traumatic moment of his own life through doing it for his younger brother. Making sure that he didn’t have the same fate, there’s something cosmically beautiful about that. It meant getting a second chance at saving Gwen."
Would he return for more Spider-Man films?
After his return for No Way Home, fans have been clamouring for Andrew Garfield to star in more Spider-Man movies. While his movies were not perfect, Garfield’s incredible acting — as well as his chemistry with Gwen Stacy actress Emma Stone — were huge highlights.
Of course, Garfield’s acting prowess and charisma were on full display in Spider-Man: No Way Home, often outshining his co-stars. But, if he was to be granted another solo film, would he even want to return?
“I mean, yes, definitely open to something if it felt right," the actor said. “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."