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Andrew Garfield And Tobey Maguire Went To Spider-Man Screening In Secret

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Andrew Garfield And Tobey Maguire Went To Spider-Man Screening In Secret

Warning: This article includes spoilers for the new movie


The new Spider-Man movie, No Way Home, finally landed last month and since its release, fans have been raving over Tom Holland's performance in what was his third outing as Peter Parker.

But those of you who have seen it already will know that the movie also sees a return for two previous actors who have played Spidey in the past: Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

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To mark the film's release and what was such a special moment for both actors, the pair decided to sneak into a screening of the movie in secret to see what fans thought of it.

Speaking about his secret mission, Garfield told Entertainment Tonight: "I still can’t believe it happened. I snuck into a theatre on opening night and just watched with my baseball cap on and my mask.

Andrew Garfield in his role as Spider-Man. Credit: Alamy
Andrew Garfield in his role as Spider-Man. Credit: Alamy

"In fact, I was also with Tobey, me and Tobey snuck into a theatre together and no one knew we were there.

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"It was just a really beautiful thing to share together."

He then added: "And to find a brotherhood with Tobey as well, and with Tom, and the fact that we do share a very unique experience."

According to reports, neither Maguire nor Garfield even read their scripts before signing up to the new film.

By December 2020, both Maguire and Garfield were secretly signed on to the project and were yet to receive scripts, as per Hollywood Reporter.

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Speaking about the duo, screenwriter Erik Sommers said: "They had thoughts, and it was really interesting and helpful to see their thoughts.

"No one knows the character as well as — or gives as much thought to the character — as someone who has to then embody it and sell it… It definitely shaped what we did."

Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man. Credit: Alamy
Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man. Credit: Alamy

Chris McKenna, another screenwriter, added: "They had great ideas that really elevated everything we were going for and added layers and an arc and we really actually started honing into the idea that these two guys were really helping Tom’s Peter on his journey to becoming who he ends up becoming.

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"There’s a crucial, moral moment that they help him get through in the climax of the movie.

"So much of that was brought by Tobey and Andrew’s ideas and shaping of what they thought their characters could bring to this story."

Discussing his part in the film, Garfield revealed this week that he actually improvised one of the film's most emotionally charged lines.

Talking about the scene to Variety, Garfield said: "There’s a line I improvised in the movie, looking at [Maguire and Holland] and I tell them I love them. That was just me loving them." 

Featured Image Credit: Marvel

Topics: Captain Marvel, Spider-Man

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