Tom Holland Explains the Origin of No Way Home’s Farewell Scene
Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: No Way Home! No Way Home’s farewell scene.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is one of the biggest box office hits in years thanks to the onscreen team-up of Tom Holland with his Spidey predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Maguire and Garfield had much bigger roles in the sequel than many expected. The three Peters also got an emotional farewell late in the movie and embraced as brothers. According to Holland, that scene was created because of his on-set interactions with Maguire and Garfield.
“I said to [Maguire and Garfield], ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing this,” said Holland during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Thank you for elevating Spider-Man in the ways that you have. Thank you for being so gracious and allowing me to share this with you. [And] thank you for taking a leap of faith and coming back.’ Tobey hadn’t acted in nearly 10 years, so we all embraced each other, and we were all crying because it meant so much to us.”
“Jon Watts, Amy Pascal and the writers saw this moment between the three of us and were like, ‘Brilliant! Well, now we know how they’re going to say goodbye to each other.’” continued Holland. “So essentially, we just reshot that very real moment between the three of us.”
Additionally, Holland revealed that this film gave him the chance to make things right with Garfield.
“Something I can look back on now with a little bit of clarity and regret is that I never called [Garfield] when I took over as Spider-Man,” said Holland. “Had someone said to me after my second movie that I was done and this other kid was taking over, I would’ve been heartbroken. So looking back, I wish I had the chance to make amends with him, but this film was our opportunity. It was not only an opportunity for him to make peace with the character and the studio, but it was also an opportunity for me and him to have this moment where we realize we could share this thing. The look on his face when he saves Zendaya [MJ] is totally genuine, and I’m really proud of him.”
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