Warning: There are massive spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: No Way Home! No Way Home actor.
The spider has been out of the bag for a few weeks, but Andrew Garfield has largely been silent about his return to the Spider-Man franchise in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Additionally, Garfield denied that he was in the film all the way up to its premiere. However, Garfield can now speak freely about why he decided to come back and share the stage with Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland’s Spider-Men.
“The pitch was really, really enticing,” said Garfield during an interview with Variety. “They said, ‘You played this character in your way and what would you want to explore if you had an opportunity? If you were dumped into this other universe and faced with this younger you and this older you, how will you respond?’”
“We talked a lot about mentorship,” added Garfield. “We talked a lot about brotherhood and about what it is to be the older brother, younger brother and the middle brother….That’s a big spiritual journey to go on, man. And then we just milked out all the fun that we could possibly have.”
Garfield was also enticed by the way the script helps his Peter Parker get emotional closure after losing Gwen Stacy. Especially during the scene in which he saves MJ.
“My Spider-Man got to save his younger brother’s romantic relationship, potentially,” related Garfield. “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…You know, the spirit that Zendaya brings to MJ is so heartfelt and pure and loving, and Emma [Stone] brought that similar unique spirit to Gwen.”
Since the film has been released, rumors have been rampant that Garfield could reprise his role again. While Garfield confirmed nothing, he indicated a greater interest if the story meets his approval.
“I mean, yes, definitely open to something if it felt right,” said Garfield. “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.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now playing in theaters everywhere.
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