Andrew Garfield Talks Recreating Pointing Meme for ‘No Way Home’
The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was not short of spectacular moments, we now have the story of one of the best as Andrew Garfield talks about recreating the pointing meme for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Celebrating over 20 years of the character’s live-action adaptions, Spider-Man: No Way Home put Tom Holland‘s iteration of the character up against some of Spider-Man history’s most iconic villains.
From Green Goblin and Doc Ock to Electro and Lizard, it was a film that saw three Spider-Man of Marvel films past unite to restore the crippling multiverse.
Yet, perhaps the most theorized film of all time, fans who speculated over the three different Peter Parker’s joining forces for this film all had one burning desire for the finished project; to see the now infamous Spider-Man pointing meme play out on the big screen.
Originally pulled from the “Double Identity” episode of the 1967 Spider-Man animated series, it has become a key part of Spider-Man lore, and there was no perfect place to put it in practice than in the multiversal film.
Garfield talks about recreating the pointing meme for Spider-Man: No Way Home in an interview with Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast.
“We were trying to figure out the pointing thing. Like, ‘How are we going to do the pointing thing in a way that [makes sense]?'” Garfield told Horowitz. “It took us a while, it kind of happened naturally while we’re on the scaffolding, deciding ‘Peter #1, Peter #2, Peter #3,'”
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“There’s this moment where Jacob [Ned] is like, ‘Hey, Peter!’ and we all go, ‘Yeah?’ But in the script, it was like that was that.” Garfield continued.
“We all go, ‘yeah,’ and then my Peter says, ‘this isn’t going to get old at all.” Something kind of sardonic, which felt a little undercutting, and not quite right for the moment, because it’s cute. It’s actually kind of cute. So I remember thinking, I can say, ‘this is adorable. We’re so adorable.'”
Putting the pointing meme was a brilliant way to honor the fanbase who have brought it to life, and it is even more perfect knowing it was the Peters themselves who made it happen.