Long before Spider-Man: No Way Home hit theaters, there were plenty of rumors regarding those who would be involved in the project. One of those names tossed around was Spider-Man actor, Tobey Maguire. Rumors suggested the actor would be a cameo of sorts in the latest Spider-Man movie, but Maguire remained quiet, leaving many to believe the reports were inaccurate. Then rumors hit stating The Amazing Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield would be returning, too, and unlike Maguire, the actor had no problem addressing the rumors.
While Garfield consistently lied to the press and fans about not appearing in No Way Home, the rumors were obviously proven to be true when No Way Home released in theaters. Now, Garfield is finally getting a chance to talk about it now that the secret is out. In a conversation with Deadline that included all three Spider-Men, Garfield revealed that Tobey Maguire was a major reason he signed on for the film:
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,’ you know? I’d follow Tobey to the ends of the Earth. 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 our presence being in service to Tom, being in service to Tom’s journey and where he is as Peter Parker. And I love the destiny feeling of the multiverse expanding in this film, and actually, without Tobey’s Peter and Andrew’s Peter being present for Tom’s Peter at this very moment, he may not become the Peter Parker that he’s supposed to become.Andrew Garfield
Now that No Way Home is no longer such a tightly-held secret by Sony and Marvel, it is likely we will get more of Maguire’s and Garfield’s thoughts on the movie in the near future. Press for the film will continue to be strong, as Sony is eyeing an Academy Awards nomination for Best Picture for No Way Home.
As it stands, Spider-Man: No Way Home is continuing to dominate the box office. Over the weekend, the superhero film hit $721 million at the domestic box office. That was enough to give it the honor of being the 4th place among the highest-grossing movies of all time. Internationally, the film is doing just as well bringing in an astounding $970.1 million overseas for a collective haul of $1.69 million as of Sunday.