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Spider-Man: No Way Home: Andrew Garfield Jokes that Tobey Maguire Forced Him to Return

Published on January 27th, 2022 | Updated on January 27th, 2022 | By FanFest

It goes without saying that the notion of Spider-Man: No Way Home would have been unworkable had Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield refused to reprise their roles as Peter Parker.

While it appeared to have unfinished business with the character after The Amazing Spider-Man series was cut short by circumstances outside of his control, Sam Raimi’s Peter Parker wrapped up his solo trilogy in fairly definitive form, and Maguire hadn’t made a live-action onscreen appearance since 2014.

In an interview hosted by Deadline where all three actors sat down to talk about No Way Home, Garfield said that he was compelled to sign on once he learned Maguire would be involved.

“Well I was just waiting to see if Tobey was going to do it and if Tobey was going to do it then I was like, ‘Well I have no choice’. I’d follow Tobey to the to the ends of the Earth, I’m a Lemming for Tobey. That was a sincerely a big part of it when I was approached about it, and again, it’s in a similar way to what Tobey was saying it was like ‘Oh the intention feels very pure here.’ It actually feels like a great creative idea and a great creative story. It wasn’t like they were just asking us to come and say ‘hi’ and then leave again but actually have us have our presence being in service to Tom, you know, being in service to Tom’s journey and where where he is as Peter Parker.”

Garfield did a fantastic job of telling lies through his teeth every time he was asked about his involvement in the film, which was made all the more difficult by the fact that he was working hard on biopic Tick, Tick…Boom! throughout the second half of 2021.

In the end, it all paid off: with fans all over the world going insane when the pair appeared in No Way Home to confirm previous reports and theaters around the world erupting into pandemonium.

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