In 2016, before taking over the title role of Peter Parker Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Tom Holland says he desired he had called Andrew Garfield. Though Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland’s specific variations of Peter Parker got to connect on-screen in 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. After embarking on the role several years ago, Tom reveals that he desired that he had reached out to Garfield straight away.
Later Tobey Maguire’s tenure depicted Peter Parker from 2002 to 2007 in director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trio. In director Marc Webb’s restart of The Amazing Spider-Man, Garfield took over the role. In 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Garfield repeated his version of Peter Parker.
Tom Holland commented on Garfield’s Performance
However, the planning for a third Spider-Man film led by Garfield fell through, and after only two years, Spidey made his presence in 2016 Captain America: Civil War where he united with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Holland now playing the role.
In the end, Garfield got a chance to play Peter Parker’s role once again in No Way Home, too much fanfare. “I cannot be delightful for him,” Tom told The Hollywood Reporter while having a conversation about the productive reception to Garfield’s performance.
“Something on which I can look back now with both clarity and regret to some extent is that I didn’t try to call him when I accepted the role of Spider-Man.” Tom Holland explained, “If someone conveyed to me that it’s over for me and this other child was taking over after my second film, then I would’ve been heartbroken. Looking back to such situations, I wish of getting a chance to make changes with him, but this movie was our opportunity.”
Tom Holland went on to talk about the No Way Home scene in which Garfield’s Spider-Man rescues Michelle “MJ” Jones-Watson, just reclaiming himself for failing to rescue Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He said, “When he rescues Zendaya [MJ] the look on his face is completely real, and I’m so proud of him.” Afterward, he debuts as Peter Parker in Civil War. Tom accordingly replicates the title role in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.