Andrew Garfield Gets Emotional About Holland & Maguire Spider-Man Scenes

Christy Mathew

While filming scenes for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Andrew Garfield talks about the emotional experience of playing the “middle brother.” No Way Home is the eighth live-action Spider-Man film since the turn of the millennium and the third solo Spider-Man feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It was a huge box office hit, becoming the first pandemic picture to gross $1 billion globally in less than two weeks and topping the US box office for three weekends in a row. While it remains to be seen whether Spider-Man: No Way Home can topple fellow MCU crossover success Avengers: Endgame, it has already entered the top ten for all-time domestic box office at #8, surpassing 2012’s The Avengers.

The plot follows Tom Holland’s Peter Parker as he approaches Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for a spell that will allow the world to forget about his secret identity. 

The spell, however, goes awry; bringing in characters from all over the world who know Peter Parker is Spider-Man; including former Spider-Man movie villains Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe); Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), Sandman (Thomas Haden Church); Lizard (Rhys Ifans), and Electro (Jamie Foxx).

Fortunately, the enchantment has summoned two additional Peter Parkers to help: Tobey Maguire from Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man trilogy and Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man hero.

Andrew Garfield expressed his gratitude to ET for giving him the opportunity to record the scenes with all three Spider-Man actors together. He talked about how inspiring it was to be in the suit with “my actual Spider-Man hero, Tobey Maguire, and the brilliant, incredibly talented, heartfelt, funny, good, sweet, perfect Spider-Man of Tom Holland.”

Garfield was ecstatic at the prospect of being “the middle brother” in this de facto family and finding a means to express himself through the Peter Parker character’s inherent loneliness. Read the whole of his quote below:

“The fact that I get to be one of those people wearing the suit next to my actual Spider-Man hero, Tobey Maguire, and the brilliant, incredibly talented, heartfelt, funny, good, sweet, perfect Spider-Man of Tom Holland, and I get to be the middle brother, and I get to be in awe of my older brother and in full longing to protect my younger brother …