Many MCU fans are well aware that before Tom Holland rose to fame of being MCU’s Peter Parker, the 26-year-old actor is a big fanboy of Spider-Man, which makes his role all the more important than it already is. With Spider-Man: No Way Home officially bringing together the 3 Spider-Men we grew up watching, Holland reveals which Spider-Man film he’s watched the most.
Recently speaking for Spider-Man No Way Home: The Official Movie Special interview (via Marvel), Holland tells the story of how his Peter Parker version came to be and which Spider-Man influenced him the most in his franchise. Check out his full quote below:
“I mean, I could talk for hours about [their influence], but I remember seeing both of their films when I was younger and just being so mesmerized by the idea of being Spider-Man,” Holland said, “For me, it was taking that childhood dream and putting it into my version. Kind of remembering how it felt as a kid to watch them do it, remember how excited I was, and to put that into my Peter Parker.”
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While Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are incomparable when it came to their performance of Peter Parker, Holland admits that both versions were extremely helpful in his development for the role.
“I have seen [Andrew Garfield’s] first Spider-Man more than any film I’ve seen in the Cinema. I must’ve seen that film like five times…” Holland continued on to say, “For me, it was the quirky ad-libbing that he did, which is so fun.”
In terms of Maguire’s influence and guidance, Holland reveals the Sam Raimi Spider-Man actor has spoken to Holland on his experience: “It was interesting in rehearsal. [Tobey Maguire] would talk about something that he had clearly thought about while making his movies and [Andrew Garfield] would talk about something that was clearly something that he thought about that [I had never] thought about.”
Tom Holland has reportedly signed a new deal with Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures now that Spider-Man 4 is confirmed to be active in development. While it’s going to take a long while before the reunion of the three Spider-Men, which is speculated to be in Avengers: Secret Wars, there is no doubt that these three will once again grace our screens sometime in 2026.