Although Spider-Man: No Way Home saw him return to the role of the web-slinger for the first time since 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, actor Andrew Garfield never thought he'd play Peter Parker again.
"I wasn't expecting to ever have a conversation again about potentially playing Peter Parker," Garfield said when discussing why he agreed to star in No Way Home with Variety. "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 also revealed he'd be willing to portray Spider-Man in yet another project, though under specific conditions. "Peter and Spider-Man, those characters are all about service, to the greater good and the many," the actor noted. "He's a working-class boy from Queens that knows struggle and loss and is deeply empathetic. I would try to borrow Peter Parker's ethical framework in that, if there was an opportunity to step back in and tell more of that story, I would have to feel very sure and certain in myself."
Garfield wasn't the only Spider-Man movie veteran who was convinced to return for No Way Home, as his Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-star Jamie Foxx revealed he was talked into playing Electro again by Pascal due to it featuring a big change to the character. "She was explaining to me [the movie] was going to be hot and I didn't have to be blue and things like that," he said, while also noting he was told his new Electro was "going to be a little more hip."
Of course, Garfield and Foxx's time playing Spider-Man and Electro again may not be confined to No Way Home. Recent rumors claim that not only is Garfield not yet finished playing Spidey in Marvel movies but that he may return for Venom 3, which is said to involve alternate realities. As for Foxx, an additional rumor suggests an Electro solo film starring the actor's version of the character is being planned by Sony as a spinoff of No Way Home.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now in theaters.
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