It was the moment that Spider-Man fans of all ages had been waiting for. Three generations of actors who had played Peter Parker and his costumed alter ego, Spider-Man, united on screen for the first time ever to make history courtesy of Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: No Way Home. After the third Spidey flick dominated the box office to the tune of $1.9 billion in worldwide tickets sold, the blockbuster is heading back to theaters on September 1 with 11 minutes of additional footage so that fans can experience the joy all over again. Consider it the perfect way for Spidey fans to close out their summer moviegoing season… and to celebrate, Sony hooked us up with an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip featuring Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire. Enjoy, “Heroes Reunited!”
There are so many things that I, as a rabid Spider-Man junkie, love about this clip, starting with all three actors claiming that they are Spider-Man. It’s like a verbal representation of the classic Spidey-pointing meme. You can tell how much these three actors genuinely enjoy each other, basking in the glow of the shared experience that they alone have – playing Spider-Man in a major motion picture.
As Tom Holland points out in the clip, playing Spider-Man always was his “dream role,” which is why he considers the opportunity to appear in a movie with actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to be “mindblowing.” Because the concept was so tantalizing, it definitely feels like the team up was inevitable… even with all of the Hollywood hurdles that needed to be overcome in order to make this meeting happen. (And if you are interested in learning all about the process of getting to Spider-Man: No Way Home, can I recommend an upcoming book that traces Spider-Man’s entire Hollywood history?) But as Garfield so expertly words it:
They didn’t, and now we have this magnificent night at the movies to look forward to, so make sure you have grabbed your tickets for the More Fun Stuff version of Spider-Man: No Way Home. It might be the last time that we see Spider-Man on the big screen for some time, as the character has not been listed in any announcements for the Upcoming Marvel Movies slate. There could be some confirmation of a fourth Tom Holland-led Spider-Man movie at D23, even though that’s a Disney event. Or, we might just have to wait patiently for the animated Spider-Man: Freshman Year, coming to Disney+ sometime in 2023. Stay tuned for more information as we have it.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.