We’ve heard from Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield, now we can hear from Tobey Maguire on reprising Spider-Man role in No Way Home. Maguire was in a joint interview with fellow returning Spider-Man Garfield with Deadline. In the interview Maguire discusses the secret meetings and the passion of producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal.
“In that conversation, 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.”
“I did appreciate what was shared, but, it was really about getting together with these people and revisiting what was part of my history and getting a chance to come together. There are personal things too, which are kind of resolutions or a way to revisit and – I’m not quite sure how to put it, just to get back into that and, I don’t want to say like close the chapter, but revisit and have certain resolutions and just join in this loving creative spirit”
With Maguire reluctant to say this was closing a chapter, it does make one think of yesterdays rumor of where Maguire’s Spider-Man could show up next.
Maguire also spoke about what it felt like eventually to get the costume on and be on set with Holland and Garfield for the first time.
“It was uncomfortable getting it on and then it’s a goof, and then it also has a power, in a sense, because it brings me back into that character. It really does. There’s so much affinity for this character, it means so much to so many people that once the goofiness of being in lycra or spandex goes away, you’re like ‘Oh wow. This is cool.’ This is a responsibility, but a blessing, like something that I get to do that I’m grateful for. Honestly, being with these guys, it really was just a much, much richer experience than I anticipated or that I could really even express in words.”
“Just to get to be there with these guys in their suits and whether it was us dancing around or playing around in scenes and improvising or feeling that sense of service to each other and the character, being in service to humanity. It really gives a certain perspective. I just felt super safe and like we were all on the same team and all in support of each other and it just brought out this, I don’t know how to put it other than just like this really loving, fun creative experience.
“I was just sitting in gratitude every day, which is not always the case when you’re working on something even just from the standpoint of trying to figure out what you’re doing and it wasn’t without its challenges, but it all just unfolded the way it needed to. It had a sense of this kind of destiny to it as well so I guess the suit was the doorway to that.“
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