Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield Snuck Into a Theater to Watch ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Together: ‘Beautiful to Share’

·2-min read

Spider-Man: No Way Home” had its world premiere December 13, 2021 with A-list stars such as Zendaya and Tom Holland in attendance. Two actors forced to stay home from the event were Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, whose involvement in the record-breaking Marvel blockbuster was being kept a secret at the time in order to protect spoilers. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” teams Holland’s web-slinger with previous versions of the character played by Maguire and Garfield. The latter two could not attend the premiere, so they decided to sneak into a public screening of the film on opening night and watch “No Way Home” together.

“I still can’t believe it happened,” Garfield told Entertainment Tonight. “I snuck into a theater on opening night and just watched with my baseball cap on and my mask. 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.”

More from Variety

Garfield gave his first interview about reprising his “Spider-Man” role to Variety, saying, “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.”

Garfield made his “Spider-Man” debut in Marc Webb’s 2012 comic book film “The Amazing Spider-Man” and reprised the role in 2014’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The latter title earned negative reviews from critics and cut Garfield’s tenure as the web-slinger short. Many comic book fans have celebrated “Spider-Man: No Way Home” for giving Garfield’s iteration of the superhero a much-needed shot at redemption.

“I am so grateful. I’m just really, really grateful that I got to tie up some loose ends for the Peter that I was playing,” Garfield told Variety. “I love that character and I’m grateful that I got to work with these incredible actors, this incredible director, and Marvel in conjunction with Sony. It was joyful, and a feeling of closure for me. There was so many unanswered questions for my Peter, where we left it. I got to step back in and get some healing for him. And also really supporting [Holland’s] Peter, and honoring his character completing that trilogy, not distracting or detracting from it.”

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is playing in theaters nationwide.

Best of Variety

Sign up for Variety’s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting