In the months leading up to “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Andrew Garfield denied that he would return to play Peter Parker for the Web-Slinger’s latest sequel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There was plenty of fan speculation about his return — along with Tobey Maguire from the Sam Raimi trilogy — but the star remained adamant that he wasn’t in the film.
However, now that “No Way Home” is finally out in theaters, it’s clear this was all part of the act to keep spoilers under wraps. Both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire don their Spider-Suits again to help Tom Holland’s Peter Parker fight Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Electro (Jamie Foxx), Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans).
Garfield’s tenure in “The Amazing Spider-Man” duology was met with backlash at the time of release, since Sony opted to make the film dark and edgy, with the hopes of starting a “Spider-Man” universe. Regardless of the critical reception of the 2012 and 2014 movies, fans still love Garfield’s take on the character — which is why his return is such a crowdpleasing moment in “No Way Home.”
But now that he’s stepped back into the suit again, fans are wondering if he could return in future films like “Morbius” or a “Venom” sequel? Everyone’s bullish on the “The Amazing Spider-Man” all of a sudden, but what does the man himself have to say about it?
Andrew Garfield recently addressed the speculation, and revealed whether he’s interested in returning as Peter Parker again.
Andrew Garfield would come back to Peter Parker if it felt right
Variety recently sat down with Andrew Garfield to discuss how it felt strapping the Web-Shooters on again, and when asked if he’d like to return to the character again, the star said he would — but it would have to be done properly. “I mean, yes, definitely open to something if it felt right.”
The actor has always been honest about how much he cares about Peter Parker, and he told Variety that Spidey means a lot to fans across the world, adding “Peter and Spider-Man, those characters are all about service, to the greater good and the many.”
The actor pointed out that many people resonate with Peter Parker because, “He’s a working-class boy from Queens that knows struggle and loss and is deeply empathetic.” Audiences like to see themselves represented on the big screen, and it helps that one of the most popular characters in the world is relatable to many different people from all walks of life.
So when it comes to Garfield stepping back into the red and blue suit, he’d like to put that everyman aspect of Peter under the microscope even further. “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.” He also stressed that he’d only come back as long as he felt comfortable with where his version of the character was heading. “I would have to feel very sure and certain in myself.”