Spider-man: No Way Home screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers face a lot of multiverse challenges while adding retired Spidey actors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to suit up as Peter Parker once again.
According to THR, Maguire and Garfield were secretly signed on to the project by Dec 2020 but had yet to receive any script pages. In the final part of the film, Tobey and Andrew will appear with the help of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) open up a rift in the multiverse to help Tom Holland’s Peter Parker to fight the multiverse villains.
McKenna and Sommers hunkered down before Christmas to get pages to Maguire and Garfield. After reading the script the actors liked their part and believed to enroll the characters further in the future.
Chris McKenna said:
“Andrew Garfield really loved the idea of [his character] still tortured over what happened in Amazing Spider-Man 2 and where that left him” going into No Way Home. both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire were on board for Spider-man: No Way Home before they had read any of the script —“They knew the idea, they trusted everyone…”
Maguire, who played Spider-Man in three films from 2002-07, wanted to keep things quite minimal when it came to revelations about his character post-Spider-Man 3. Garfield, who starred in two Amazing Spider-Man films from 2012-14, embraced exploring the dark path his Peter Parker went down after the death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in Amazing Spider-Man 2. He also latched on to the notion that his version of Peter was the middle brother.
Spider-man: No Way Home is now running in cinemas.