Spider-Man: No Way Home was met with praise from both critics and fans when it was finally released in theaters last month. The film has gone on to become a record-breaking box office success, but the movie will undoubtedly go down in cinematic history for its bold celebration of live-action Spider-Man movies as a whole. In particular, the returns of both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker are unforgettable moments for the franchise. No Way Home lead Tom Holland opened up to Maguire, Garfield, and Deadline about how emotional making the film was:
There definitely was a sense for me, as an actor, that this was the last time that I could potentially don the suit, so a lot of that emotion came from the act of saying goodbye, which is one of the biggest themes throughout this film. But this film also felt like a celebration of three generations of cinema. So, at times, we would be getting into these scenes that were incredibly emotional. They’re very taxing, and I was so happy to be there, that I had to go at it a different way and kind of go, ‘wow, look at my life. Look what’s happened to me. I’m working with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield and we’re telling this story’”…And I would get emotional at kind of how proud I was of the situation that we were in and what we were doing and that I really believed in what we were doing. So, yeah, it was tough, but you know, anything hard is worthwhile. I was happy to kind of really push myself and to make this film more emotional than superhero films have been in the past.Tom Holland
Holland has previously praised working with Maguire and Garfield on No Way Home. Now that No Way Home is no longer a secret, we should start to learn more about the making of the movie considering Sony is eyeing an Academy Awards nomination for Best Picture for the film.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theaters now.