Andrew Garfield Snuck Into a Spider-Man: No Way Home Opening Night Screening – IGN
Warning: This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home!
Free from the mystical pact that prevented him from talking about Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield revealed that he and fellow Spider-Man: No Way Home co-star Tobey Maguire snuck into theaters for opening night to watch their return on the big screen with fans.
“I still can’t believe it happened,” Garfield said in an interview with ET. “I snuck into a theater on opening night and just watched with my baseball cap on and my mask.” Not only that but Garfield was watching Spider-Man: No Way Home with the other Spider-Man Tobey Maguire.
“In fact, I was also with Tobey, me and Tobey snuck into a theater together and no one knew we were there. It was just a really beautiful thing to share together. And to find a brotherhood with Tobey as well, and with Tom [Holland], and the fact that we do share a very unique experience.”
An online search for theater reactions to Garfield and Maguire appearing in No Way Home show that fans lost their minds over the big reveal. No doubt Garfield and Maguire were able to witness this first-hand at their undercover screening.
Ahead of the premiere for Spider-Man: No Way Home, many theorized that the multiverse plot could mean Garfield’s Amazing Spider-Man and Maguire’s original Spider-Man would be appearing in the movie. While Garfield spent months denying or feigning ignorance, the truth was the two did ultimately appear in the movie and had pretty substantial roles as well.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, Garfield has been more open about speaking on his return as Spider-Man. Of the three actors who’ve played Spider-Man, Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man run was cut short at just two films.
The movies’ reputation was even played for fun in No Way Home when Garfield’s Peter Parker told the other Peters how he felt lame compared to them. Garfield revealed that a line from that scene when he told the other Peters he loved them was improvised.
“There’s a line I improvised in the movie, looking at [Maguire and Holland] and I tell them I love them,” Garfield said to Variety. “That was just me loving them.”
With a new lease on the character, Garfield also said recently he’s ready to return to play Spider-Man again but only if it “felt right,” which is understandable given how unceremoniously his tenure as Spider-Man ended. Read IGN’s Spider-Man: No Way Home review here.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.