Kevin Feige, Chairman of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Director of Marvel, expressed his trepidation. He was mentioning about talking to Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire about returning for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
How Kevin Feige Felt Pitching The Idea To The Actors
In a behind-the-scenes documentary for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Feige stated “the joy of starting to sell [the picture] to the actors and crafting something that is worthy of their time and energy, and stepping back into this position.” Feige then went on to talk about his conversation with stars Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, in which they were pitched the idea of their respective Peter Parker personas making their big-screen debuts.
“I got butterflies in those conversations with Tobey and Andrew, hoping that they would sign up,” Kevin told CBR. Maguire and Garfield opted to return for another film, indicating that the studio head’s proposal was successful. Maguire’s Peter, on the other hand, was last seen in Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Garfield’s Peter was last seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014.
Kevin Feige And Success Of Spider-Man: No Way Home
Interestingly, director Jon Watts of Spider-Man: No Way Home detailed his thought pattern in getting the 3 Spider-Men together in the feature. “The concept that they’re all the same thing and that they might all come together…it seemed like part of the story’s DNA to me,” Watts said. Spider-Man: No Way Home was first released during the Christmas season of 2021 to critical and commercial acclaim. The film became the highest-grossing film of 2021. The sixth-highest-grossing film of all time and the third-highest-grossing domestic picture (following passing James Cameron’s Avatar). It was the highest-grossing Spider-Man film and the highest-grossing Sony film.