While Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man Franchise Came To An Abrupt

Andrew Garfield and Zendaya recall filming the emotional catch scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home that connected back to The Amazing Spider-Man 2. While Phase 4 has accomplished a lot, one of its most significant entries was the release of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy capper. Following the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the threequel not only dealt with solving Peter Parker’s identity situation but also got the larger multiverse involved. Spider-Man: No Way Home serves both as a completion of Holland’s arc and a celebration of three generations of Spider-Man in live-action.

Spider-Man: Far From Home saw Holland share the screen together with Tobey Maguire and Garfield as they took on multiple foes from their respective universes. Garfield portrayed the beloved web-slinger prior to Holland’s debut in the MCU. While Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchise came to an abrupt end, it was also quite the emotional affair that saw Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy die, changing Peter’s life forever. Gwen Stacey’s death in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was echoed in a pivotal scene in No Way Home where Zendaya’s character fell from the Statue of Liberty, only to be caught by Garfield’s web-slinger.

It has been more than six months since Spider-Man: No Way Home and that moment is still a major fan-favorite scene. Garfield and Zendaya recently did a Variety: Actors on Actors feature where they chatted about their careers, including working together on Spider-Man: No Way Home. During their conversation, the stars revealed what that scene meant to them and how that was the first thing they shot together during principal photography. Check out their conversation about the emotional catching scene from Spider-Man: No Way Home.

ZENDAYA: I think for me being in service of other people’s healing through my work means that what I’m doing makes sense. We talk about “Spider-Man,” but the amount of joy that brought people is so cool. Like, to see you guys have that moment together was special, but then also the effect that had on so many people.

GARFIELD: Totally. Also, it’s about brotherhood. And I love the idea that maybe Tom’s Peter would’ve suffered the same fate as Andrew’s Peter if Andrew hadn’t have somehow come into that universe and learned from the mistakes of the past — and made sure that my younger brother and his love didn’t have the same fate.


ZENDAYA: I remember when I read that, it made me very happy.

GARFIELD: I loved shooting that with you so much.

ZENDAYA: And wasn’t that like our first thing?

GARFIELD: It was, absolutely.

ZENDAYA: “I met you yesterday. Thanks for catching me. You have to cry. Sorry.”

GARFIELD: It was pretty intense. And then suddenly we were kind of done.

Back when Sony and Marvel stayed mum on Garfield and Maguire’s involvement with Spider-Man: No Way Home, there were theories already that the former’s version of Peter would be saving MJ In one of the trailers prior to the film’s release, M.J. is falling as Holland’s Spider-Man tries to save her. Many fans already theorized that somehow Holland’s Peter wouldn’t be the one to catch her. Rather, many expected Garfield’s Spider-Man to be the one to save MJ in the end. Once the movie hit theaters, it was a major payoff for eager audience members who have followed both Spider-Man franchises and recognized the emotional impact of Garfield’s character.

Considering how tragic things got in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Gwen tragically falling to her death, and the fact that Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man 3 never happened, it was redemption for his character that had been long-awaited. While not going too much into details, his Peter did hint during Spider-Man: No Way Home at just how bad things got for him after he failed to save Gwen. The bigger question now, however, is what Garfield’s Spider-Man is up to in his universe after the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home and what saving MJ did for him.

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