Spider-Man No Way Home
Tobey Maguire Was Impressed With Tom Holland In Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home was, in my opinion, the best Spider-Man movie of all time. That has a lot to do with the fact that we got three Spider-Man's instead of just one! Every live-action Spider-Man was accounted for. Well, except for that weird Japanese one but I think that's okay. Tobey Maguire returned as his incarnation of Peter Parker and Andrew Garfield returned as his. Both were around to help Tom Holland's Peter Parker during one of the most difficult parts of his life... the death of his Aunt May. We're just learning that we're not the only ones impressed by Tom Holland but one of the other Spidey actors was as well! The first one, Tobey Maguire.

This was revealed in some of the special features for Spider-Man: No Way Home's digital release, which you should definitely check out.

"Right away, the first scene we shot together, I was just blown away by how good he was in the scene and how generous he was and vulnerable," Maguire revealed. This was followed by Andrew Garfield adding "Tom Holland has all the pressure on him. We get to just help him and support him as big brothers and he's carrying it,"

Pretty cool!

Maguire and Garfield's return was a persistent rumor during the making of Spider-Man: No Way Home. As more details emerged about the film it seemed more and more likely that the old Spider-Men were returning, in one way or another. Many people assumed it would be through the use of well-timed cameos but luckily that wasn't the case. Instead the two returning Peter's played a major role during the movie's final act. One of the film's writers, Erik Sommers, recently spoke to Gold Derby about this very thing. Here's what he had to say.

"I think we knew right away that if we're gonna do this, it can't just feel like these cameos we're doing for cameos sake. The biggest reaction can't just be, 'I can't believe they got those guys,' or something like that. We need to treat them like the characters that they are, we need to honor them, we need to honor the movies they were in. We need to give them some sort of emotional journey, they can't just come and just show up for this cameo and then disappear. We had to write up to them as characters, and that was always the goal. The challenge was: how are we going to do that?" He went on to add, "Of course, the focus has to be our Spider-Man. This is his journey, his story, and things have to be in service to that. They can't contradict it or pull from it, but at the same time, we want to give them something that is meaningful, and that was the real challenge. Jon Watts deserves a lot of credit for watching that ball in particular. In a lot of our conversations, he was really intent on making sure that both of the Spider-Mans that come and join the movie have their own journey. We all wanted to feel like, when Tobey and Andrew go back to where they came from, they will have learned something and grown. They will not be the same, their lives will not be the same because of what happened during this movie, just as our Peter will not be the same."

Spider-Man: No Way Home is coming out on Blu-Ray and 4k on April 12th, 2022. Or you can purchase the digital version of the film now!

Alexander Ouellet
Alexander is passionate about everything related to gaming, comics, television, and film. You can usually find him watching some kind of DC show.
Alexander is passionate about everything related to gaming, comics, television, and film. You can usually find him watching some kind of DC show.