Andrew Garfield explains the importance of the moment his Spider-Man saves MJ in Spider-Man: No Way Home and describes it as “cosmically beautiful.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home has been a huge critical and commercial success grossing over $1 billion worldwide. Fans have showered Spider-Man: No Way Home with love as the film celebrates Spider-Man with all three live-action Spider-Men. Spider-Man: No Way Home manages to continue the arcs of the heroes and the villains from the three franchises in a truly spectacular way.
Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man was able to find a sense of redemption and closure in Spider-Man: No Way Home that he was unable to in his own franchise. Garfield’s arc ended on a particularly tragic note after he was unable to save his girlfriend, Gwen Stacey, at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Spider-Man: No Way Home not only gave audiences a glimpse into what has happened to Garfield’s Spider-Man since the tragedy, but it gave Garfield’s Spider-Man the chance to save Holland’s Spider-Man from the same fate.
In a recent interview with Variety Andrew Garfield talked about the brotherhood between the three Spider-Men with Maguire as the older brother, Garfield as the middle brother, and Holland as the younger brother. This feeling of brotherhood is essential to the relationship between the three Peter Parkers and culminates in some truly spectacular scenes.
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In one of the most beautiful full-circle moments in Spider-Man: No Way Home Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is unable to save MJ as she falls to what could be her death. Seeing this and wanting to be sure Holland’s Spider-Man doesn’t experience the same loss that he did Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man jumps to save her. In the interview with Variety Garfield revealed that this moment and the imagery of it was a major part of what attracted him to Spider-Man: No Way Home.
” I will say the image of my catching [Zendaya’s] MJ — that was really beautiful and it kind of sold me on the whole thing.”
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This moment mirrors one of the greatest tragedies that Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker experienced in his life, which considering the amount of tragedy this character has experienced is saying something. In the Variety interview Andrew Garfield explained the personal importance of this moment for his Spider-Man as a redemptive moment for himself and saving a younger Spider-Man from the same fate.
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“My Spider-Man got to save his younger brother’s romantic relationship, potentially. And to heal the most traumatic moment of his own life through doing it for his younger brother. Making sure that he didn’t have the same fate, there’s something cosmically beautiful about that. It meant getting a second chance at saving Gwen [Stacy, Garfield’s love interest in “The Amazing Spider-Man” played by Emma Stone]. You know, the spirit that Zendaya brings to MJ is so heartfelt and pure and loving, and Emma brought that similar unique spirit to Gwen.”
Andrew Garfield’s performance as Spider-Man has been highlighted as one of the strongest aspects of The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Spider-Man: No Way Home is no different with Andrew Garfield once again bringing a truly brilliant performance full of humor, pathos, and genuineness to Peter Parker. Spider-Man: No Way Home was able to bring Andrew Garfield’s story as Spider-Man full circle and it is clear how much this means to the actor. Spider-Man: No Way Home gave Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man the chance to face one of the most traumatic moments in his life and change the outcome, if not for himself then for someone his character considers a younger brother.
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