Note: There will be discussion of spoilers pertaining to the plot of Spider-Man: No Way Home in this article
Though Tom Holland’s original Spider-Man trilogy is complete with the recent release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the actor is expected to return for a string of further movies set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
In that most-recent release, audiences packed out cinema seats to watch the Friendly Neighbourhood Hero get into more than just a spot of bother, after asking Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help in ensuring the world forgets that Peter Parker is Spider-Man.
This resulted in the Multiverse being cracked wide open, allowing characters from Marvel films of the past - including Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) and Electro (Jamie Foxx) escaping into modern-day Peter Parker’s world, as well as two versions of the character himself, previously played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
The reveal came after months of rumours that both Maguire and Garfield would be appearing, cementing the wealth of possibilities that could open up for Marvel Studios and their filmmakers in the future.
Recently speaking to Variety, Garfield spoke about the experience of returning to a Spider-Man set, even revealing that there was one major difference between his Spidey suit and Holland’s that led to the latter actor being jealous.
He explained: “Tom was jealous because I have little zippers in my suit that I can get my hands out of very easily. To work his phone, he had to use his nose because he couldn’t access his hands.”
An extremely ‘First World Problem’ for the young Spider-Man, but one that is perhaps unfortunately, extremely relatable for this modern world. Being stuck on a film set without access to technology? Oh, the humanity!
The sacrifice was worth it, however.
Audiences watched as Holland’s Parker created his own Spider-Man costume in No Way Home, which was much more in line with the ones we’ve seen the character wear on the pages of Marvel comic books.
That will be a welcome change for those fans who have said his more high-tech offerings, previously created by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) had gifted to the teen in the past.
Where the story goes from here remains to be seen, but after the dramatic conclusion to No Way Home, there could be a long and chaotic road ahead…
Spider-Man: No Way Home is available in cinemas now.
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