Andrew Garfield Treated No Way Home Like a Short Film About Spider-Man and His Buddies
Spider-Man: No Way Home star Andrew Garfield has revealed his unique approach to Marvel’s multiversal crossover.
During an interview with GQ, the former Spider-Man actor explained how he treated No Way Home like a short film about three Spider-Buddies.
“Doing [No Way Home] was really kind of beautiful,” he said. “I got to treat it like a short film about Spider-Man with buddies. The pressure was off of me. It was all on Tom’s shoulders. It’s his trilogy. And me and Tobey were there to provide support and have as good a time as possible, actually, and be as inventive, imaginative, and kind of dumb as possible.”
It’s no longer a secret that No Way Home brought the three Spider-Men together on the big screen for the first time – Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire.
“Between the three of us I was like, ‘oh s***’, this is going to be interesting,” he added. “You have three people who feel real ownership over this character. But it was really, like, brotherhood first, I think. And I think that comes through in what we shot.”
After his appearance in No Way Home, Garfield has already hinted that he would be open to returning to play the web-slinging superhero again in the future. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but Spider-Fans seem to be on board with the idea following a fresh wave of support for his return.
“I don’t know if I had an expectation of doing more,” he said. “I was very open to it being whatever it was meant to be. But there was an undone feeling. Like, What was that experience about? And how do I close that circle in my living room on my own? And I was doing that – and then it was like that classic thing when you’re getting over a relationship, and you’re first starting to really feel free and untethered from that thing – the person knows to call the hour after the first good night’s sleep you’ve had.”
IGN’s Spider-Man: No Way Home review gave it 8/10 and said: “Spider-Man: No Way Home hits all the right notes as the MCU’s latest entry. Its impact on the universe as a whole, as well as the overall emotional beats, all feel earned. Stellar performances meet what feels like a Saturday morning cartoon rife with all the devastating punches we’ve come to expect from this sneaky universe. Though it struggles with some tired superhero tropes, everything else about it will leave fans grinning ear-to-ear.”
Want to read more about Spider-Man? Check out Across the Spider-Verse addition, Spider-Punk as well as where No Way Home ranks in our list of the best Marvel Phase 4 projects.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
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