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Andrew Garfield Reveals Scene That 'Sold' Him On New Spider-Man Film

Jess Hardiman

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Andrew Garfield Reveals Scene That 'Sold' Him On New Spider-Man Film

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WARNING: CONTAINS SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME SPOILERS... ALTHOUGH IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET, CAN YOU REALLY CALL YOURSELF A FAN? 

Andrew Garfield has revealed the scene that ‘sold’ him on his return for Spider-Man: No Way Home , having reprised his role as the titular webslinger alongside Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire. 

Garfield, 38, previously donned the red and blue spandex in Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man films, which were released back in 2012 and 2014, but returned with Maguire to join forces with Holland’s latest iteration of Spidey - as many excited fans speculated ahead of the new film's release.

Credit: Sony Pictures
Credit: Sony Pictures

While he reportedly didn't read the full script before taking on the gig, it seems Garfield didn't need much convincing after finding out the general premise, with the actor admitting there was one scene in particular that won him over.

In a new interview with Variety, he said: “I will say the image of my catching [Zendaya’s] MJ - that was really beautiful and it kind of sold me on the whole thing.” 

Credit: Sony Pictures
Credit: Sony Pictures

When asked why he agreed to do the project, Garfield said the idea was ‘immediately undeniable’. 

He said: “I wasn’t expecting to ever have a conversation again about potentially playing Peter Parker.

"I felt very excited to just to be a fan again. But I got this call from Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige and Jon Watts with this idea. It was immediately undeniable.

"It sounded incredibly fun, incredibly spiritual - trippy and thematically interesting. On a base level, as a Spider-Man fan, just the idea of seeing three Spider-Men in the same frame was enough. 

“The pitch was really, really enticing. They said, ‘You played this character in your way and what would you want to explore if you had an opportunity? If you were dumped into this other universe and faced with this younger you and this older you, how will you respond?’” 

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Garfield continued: “We talked a lot about mentorship. We talked a lot about brotherhood and about what it is to be the older brother, younger brother and the middle brother. There’s also a thing of seeing someone you love walking down a path that you’ve already walked down, and you know it doesn’t lead the place where you ultimately meant to go. 

“That character is isolated in his emotional experience and physical experience. But what happens when that aloneness gets blasted open, and you come to realize that you’ve never been alone and there are other brothers going through the exact same thing?

"That’s a big spiritual journey to go on, man. And then we just milked out all the fun that we could possibly have.” 

Topics: Spider-Man, TV and Film, Andrew Garfield

Jess Hardiman
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