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Andrew Garfield says he’s “definitely” interested in playing Spider-Man again

Garfield and his fellow former Spider-Man Tobey Maguire both reappeared in last month's 'No Way Home'

By Patrick Clarke

Andrew Garfield in 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
Andrew Garfield in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' (Photo: Sony Pictures)

Andrew Garfield has spoken about reprising his role as Spider-Man in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, and has said he’s definitely interested in playing the role again.

The latest entry in the MCU‘s ‘Spider-Man’ series used a storyline based around the multiverse to unite Garfield’s iteration of the superhero – which he played in 2012 reboot ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and its 2014 sequel – with Tom Holland’s current MCU version. It also featured Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man from Sam Raimi’s trilogy (2002-2007).

Speaking to Variety about filming, he said: ““I think the first time we were all in the suit together, it was hilarious because it’s like just three ordinary dudes who were just actors just hanging out.

“But then also, you just become a fan and say, ‘Oh my god we’re all together in the suits and we’re doing the pointing thing!'” he added, referring to the popular meme based on a panel from a vintage Spider-Man comic.

He said that he, Holland and Maguire also discussed the pros and cons of their respective costumes. “There was talk about going to the bathroom and, you know, padding around the package. We talked about what worked for each of us. Tom was jealous because I have little zippers in my suit that I can get my hands out of very easily.

Tobey Maguire, Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (Photo: Sony / Marvel)

“To work his phone, he had to use his nose because he couldn’t access his hands. We would have deeper conversations, too, and talk about our experiences with the character.”

Asked whether he would reprise the role again in the future, he said: “I mean, yes, definitely open to something if it felt right. Peter and Spider-Man, those characters are all about service, to the greater good and the many.

“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.”

Having received broadly positive reviews, at the time of writing ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ has grossed over $1.3 billion (£960 million) worldwide, surpassing Spider-Man: Far From Home as the highest-grossing film released by Sony Pictures.

It was the highest-grossing film of 2021, the 12th highest-grossing film of all time, and set several other box office records including being the first film to gross over $1 billion since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.