Andrew Garfield Reveals the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Moment That Made Him Say Yes
What is one of my favorite comebacks in Super Hero movie history is the return of Andrew Garfield‘s Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man. Recently, Garfield revealed the Spider-Man: No Way Home moment that made him say yes to his character’s epic return.
Spider-Man: No Way Home stands as one of the greatest feats in the history of Marvel Studios, as the Sony Pictures collaboration sparked to deliver one of the greatest Peter Parker stories ever told in one of the greatest triumphs for comic book adaptations.
Tom Holland starred in the story honoring three generations of Peter Parker, which pitted the young hero against some of the most iconic villains in Spider-Man film history.
Holland’s Spider-Man did have some help, however, as the two Peter Parkers of the past returned again to help the MCU Peter Parker conquer their collective demons and bring balance back to the multiverse.
Garfield made his long-awaited return to the mask and web-shooters, reprising the role he played in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, a role that was cut short by the Sony collaboration with Marvel Studios.
And his return was brilliant. Yet, there was understandable hesitation on his part as to whether or not he should return to the role when he first got the call.
However, recently the actor clarified these feelings when he spoke on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast with Josh Horowitz about his experience returning to the Marvel Universe.
But more importantly, Andrew Garfield reveals the Spider-Man: No Way Home moment that made him say yes to reprising his role for the film.
The actor stated, “The main image they pitched to me was catching Zendaya, catching MJ. That was the first pages I saw and I was kind of like, ‘there’s no way of not doing this,’ because that’s profound. That’s a profound moment like an older brother saving his little brother from his same fate across the universe.”
The theme of brotherhood was clearly important to Garfield’s return where he acted as more than just a cameo, he was vital to the growth of the MCU’s iteration of the character.
“If that portal hadn’t been opened up, and my Peter Parker hadn’t been there at that moment, it’s arguable that he would have had the same fate,” Garfield continued.
“You suddenly get into this incredible cosmic, meant to be destined moment where I get to heal the worst trauma in my life while simultaneously saving my little brother from having to experience that same trauma. Suddenly you rin very mythic territory and it’s just profoundly beautiful.”
Andrew Garfield reveals the Spider-Man: No Way Home moment that made him say yes was none other than the incredible moment that saw his peter Parker save MJ from the same fate Gwen suffered.
The beautiful act defined the character arc of Garfield’s Parker, and beautifully wrapped up a major aspect of his character he hadn’t been able to play in 9 years.