In the months leading up to the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans witnessed a variety of spoilers regarding the movie being released. One of the major theories regarding the movie during this time was that we were gonna witness three Spider-Men come together. Ever since this was hinted at, Andrew Garfield got attacked with multiple questions regarding his appearance in the movie. But the actor was able to continuously maintain that he was not gonna be in the movie and there was a time that fans were convinced that is going to be the case. Garfield actually proved what a great actor he actually is as he did appear in No Way Home after all. Recently, Andrew Garfield talked about having to lie about reprising his Spider-Man in No Way Home. He tells us why he repeatedly denied it.
No Way Home
One of the most exciting things to see in No Way Home was definitely witnessing Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man return. The actor perfectly fit back to his character and actually gave some rather exciting moments for the fans of The Amazing Spider-Man movies. His appearance was definitely one of the main reasons the movie became such a success amongst the fans. There were a lot of references to his take on the role and one of the major amongst these has to be when he manages to save Zendaya’s MJ. That was one of the most emotional moments from the movie and it surely reminded us of the emotional depth the character has.
But giving us this exciting return surely had a massive story behind it as the actor had to keep this a secret. It’s rather impossible to believe how the actor managed to keep a straight face and deny all the theories of his reprisal. The trailers confirmed the appearance of the villains and after that, the entire attention was put on Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. Garfield actually had two projects that came out around this period he had to attend various promotional events for these projects. Now that the movie is out, the actor has finally opened up about it and talked about lying about his part in the movie.
Why Andrew Garfield Lied No Way Home
In an interview with The Wrap, Andrew Garfield talked about how he managed to lie about his appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home. He actually liked the experience as he says:
It was stressful, I’m not gonna lie. It was rather stressful but also weirdly enjoyable.
He further added:
It was like this massive game of Werewolf that I was playing with journalists and with people guessing, and it was very fun… There were moments where I was like, ‘God, I hate lying.’ I don’t like to lie and I’m not a good liar, but I kept framing it as a game. And I kept imagining myself purely as a fan of that character, which is not hard to do. I placed myself in that position of, Well, what would I want to know? Would I want to be toyed with? Would I want to be lied to? Would I want to be kept on my toes guessing? Would I want to discover it when I went to the theater? Would I want to be guessing, guessing, guessing?
He believed that it was what the fans deserved as he mentions:
I would want the actor to do an incredibly good job at convincing me he wasn’t in it. And then I would want to lose my mind in the theater when my instinct was proven right. That’s what I would want.
We are glad that he enjoyed the entire experience as he reveals:
Like anyone who’s played the game Werewolf knows, if you are the werewolf your heart kind of sinks because you know you have a stressful couple of hours ahead of you, You’re gonna have to lie to your friends’ faces and try to convince them that you are not the bad guy in the game. But it was thrilling, actually.
There are major jokes going around the actor should receive some recognition for warding off all the rumors regarding his take on the role of Spider-Man. Even though some fans might have been convinced that he was gonna be in the movie, his continuous denial did make it a bit more of a mystery. The actor even made the movie a lot more exciting by giving us his own fan moment as he improvised the “I love you guys” while referring to the other Spider-Men. This actually has taken its place as one of the best superhero movies and the best Spider-Man movie too.
Spider-Man: No Way Home can be seen in theaters worldwide.