Spider-Man: No Way Home was such an awesome and epic film for fans to build up to. There had been plenty of rumors and talk about how our current Peter Parker, Tom Holland, would be joined by at least one of his predecessors in the role, but it was a whole other thing to actually see them appear on the screen and assist one another in such a unique way. The return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield was poignant and emotional, and it sparked fans to ask whether we would see them return. They were interviewed regularly, with everyone asking what the experience was like for them. Now we get to hear what the experience was like for Holland.
In the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home The Official Movie Special Book, the behind the scenes chronicle of one of the biggest comic book movies of all-time, Holland talked about the first time he heard the plan for the film, and explained what it was like to make the movies, saying:
“I didn’t believe it at first. [Director] Jon [Watts] pitched me the idea and I thought, ‘That’ll never happen. There’s no way they’ll be able to figure that out. They won’t agree to do that, it’s just not going to happen.’ And here we are! Then we had an amazing [first] day, where we all had our suits on and we all sort of swapped stories about how you put them on, how you take them off, where the zippers are and all that sort of stuff. It was kinda crazy.”
He went on to add:
“I must’ve seen that film like five times. For me, it was just that quirky ad-libbing that he did, which is so fun. I could talk for ages about it. There’s aspects of [Maguire’s Peter and Garfield’s Peter] in my character, but for us it was just about making him as young and as relatable and as sweet and innocent as possible. Because what happens to him is so horrible, it means that he’s able to deal with it on a much more personal level. I guess the idea for us was to just make him as relatable as possible so he is every person’s Super Hero rather than one type of Super Hero.”
It’s cool to hear Holland’s perspective! He is such a great Spider-Man, and that movie will go down as one of the best super-hero movies made. Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home The Official Movie Special Book will hit book stores on Wednesday, February 28. Check it out at the link above.