After relentless speculation, the biggest rumor of Spider-Man: No Way Home was confirmed when the film was actually released last month: both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield returned to reprise their roles as Peter Parker in the third installment of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man franchise. While Garfield has been very open regarding his return, Maguire remained quiet since No Way Home’s release.
Deadline, however, managed to get all three Spider-Men together for an interview, where Maguire finally opened up about his return. The actor explained how he came to sign on for No Way Home, and how he felt there was a “genuine intent” behind the decision to bring all three Spider-Men together on screen.
In [a conversation with producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal], the intention, the kind of love and celebration of these movies and what it meant, I think, to Amy and Kevin was apparent…And to me, when artists or, you know, people who are steering the creative process have a kind of authentic, genuine intent of celebration and love, it just was so apparent in both of them, that, I don’t know, I just wanted to join that. And I’m a big fan of Tom and those movies and Andrew. So, it was definitely intriguing, but yes, I was also going, ‘well, what are we going to do? And that was a bit mysterious.Tobey Maguire
Maguire is not the only Spider-Man actor to praise the others’ work with the character. Now that No Way Home is no longer a secret, we should start to learn more about the “surprise” returns of Maguire and Garfield considering Sony is eyeing an Academy Awards nomination for Best Picture for the film.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theaters now.