Given that the movie has been out for a few weeks now, the cat is finally out of the bag. Spider-Man: No Way Home united three generations of the franchise, with Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield appearing in the film. The multiverse made it all possible. But this may have been just the beginning, as Garfield is game to return for more.
In a recent interview with Variety, Garfield talked about his experience returning to the role after some years away. The actor starred in both The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. While those movies are not roundly loved, Garfield’s take on Peter Parker has garnered much praise. As such, fans will likely be happy to hear what he had to say when asked if he would be open to returning to the character again. Garfield had the following to say about it.
“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.”
Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.”
The fact of the matter is, Spider-Man: No Way Home has been a massive success. The film has earned $1.4 billion at the box office, making it one of the biggest movies of all time. As such, Sony would likely be willing to explore more with Garfield’s version of Spider-Man down the line. One popular pitch online has been to have his Spidey go toe-to-toe with Tom Hard’s Venom. Maybe that could happen in Venom 3? In any event, the possibility now exists.
One big question is whether or not we would see Garfield’s Peter Parker in the MCU ever again. Sony controls Spider-Man still, so they could make a new Amazing Spider-Man movie without Disney or Marvel Studios. Meanwhile, Holland could still continue to be the MCU’s main Spidey. A full-on Spider-Verse could be coming – if Sony wants to pull the trigger.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theaters now.