Warning: this article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No way home!
Free of the mystical pact that prevented him from talking about Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield revealed that he and his Spider-Man: No Way Home co-star, Tobey Maguire, snuck into theaters for the premiere, to see her return with the fans on the big screen.
“I still can’t believe it happened,” Garfield said in an interview with AND. “I snuck into a theater on the opening night and just watched with my baseball cap and mask.” Not only that, Garfield was watching Spider-Man: No Way Home with fellow Spider-Man Tobey Maguire.
“In fact, I was with Tobey too, me and Tobey snuck into a theater together and nobody knew we were there. It was just a really nice thing to share together. And also to find a brotherhood with Tobey and with Tom [Holland], and the fact that we share a unique experience. “
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An online search for theatrical reactions to Garfield and Maguire in No Way Home shows fans have gone mad over the big reveal. Undoubtedly, Garfield and Maguire saw this firsthand in their undercover demonstration.
Before the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home, many theorized that the Multiverse plot could mean that Garfield’s Amazing Spider-Man and Maguire’s original Spider-Man would appear in the film. While Garfield spent months denying or feigning ignorance, the truth was that the two eventually appeared in the film and also had pretty significant roles.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, Garfield speaks more frankly on his return as Spider-Man. Of the three actors who played Spider-Man, Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man run was interrupted in only two films.
The movies’ reputation was even played out for fun in No Way Home, when Garfield’s Peter Parker told the other Peters how he felt lame compared to them. Garfield revealed that a line from that scene when telling the other Peters that he loved them was improvised.
“There is a line that I improvised in the film when I was watching it [Maguire and Holland] and I tell them I love them, “Garfield said diversity. “It was just that I loved her.”
With a new lease for the character, Garfield also recently said he’s ready to play Spider-Man again, but only if it “feels right,” which is understandable given how short-lived his tenure as Spider-Man was. One ended. Read IGN’s Spider-Man: No Way Home review here.
Matt TM Kim is IGN’s news editor. You can reach him @lawofd.