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Tobey Maguire And Andrew Garfield Didn't Even Read Script Before Signing Up For Spider-Man: No Way Home

Anish Vij

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Tobey Maguire And Andrew Garfield Didn't Even Read Script Before Signing Up For Spider-Man: No Way Home

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Sorry for the spoilers but, come on, you've had nearly three weeks to watch it.

Former Peter Parker actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield didn't even read the script before signing up for Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The high-rated film has smashed the billion dollar mark at Box Office and fans, the ones that have seen it, would have been absolutely buzzing to see the two actors feature alongside Tom Holland in the multiverse.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

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

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

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."

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.

"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."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

With regards to the multiverse idea, McKenna revealed: "Once Sony and Marvel hammered everything out, we were like, OK, we’ve got the team back together. What are we doing now with this giant reveal?

"We started playing around with what different ways that fallout could affect our character.

"The idea of It’s a Wonderful Life, 'What if he somehow made a wish? I guess it would have to be Doctor Strange.

"Is there a way to put the genie back in the bottle?'

"That opened up a few different story avenues we started exploring.

"I think there were certain people who were like, 'Oh, it’d be really fun if eventually we could tease these characters from the past movies'.

"And then I think it was one of our chief gods of our universe saying, 'What if that’s just the act break? What if that’s the end of Act I? Stop hoping for a tag that teases it. What if we just did it?'.

"We are like, Oh, OK!'."

Topics: Marvel, Spider-Man, TV and Film, Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield

Anish Vij
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