Andrew Garfield, who is trying to promote a movie he’s in (Tick, Tick… Boom!) while dodging questions for a movie he’s not announced to be in (Spider-Man: No Way Home), recently shared that Tobey Maguire is his favorite Spider-Man.
“Tobey is my favorite, right? Cause that’s my childhood,” Garfield says in a video for GQ. This was in response to one commenter who suggested Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man because he’s good at playing both Peter Parker and Spider-Man. Whereas Maguire was a better Peter Parker and Garfield was a better Spider-Man, only.
The Amazing Spider-Man actor responded, “Cool. That’s your opinion, bro. Climb a tree,” before revealing his preferred Spider-Man.
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“I think I watched that first Spider-Man film back-to-back like three times with my friend Terry McGinnis and we were just incredibly high and we would, like, do the lines to each other.”
In a separate interview with ET Canada, as spotted by ComicBook, Garfield again praised Maguire for being the original, but also praised Holland and the MCU team for delivering a version of the character that leads with soul. “That’s a very diplomatic way of saying everyone, I love everyone who’s ever [played Spider-Man].”
Garfield played Spider-Man in two movies between 2012 and 2014 before the franchise was rebooted with Tom Holland. However, villains from Garfield’s tenure like Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Lizard are set to appear in Holland’s third film Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Given that it’s about the multiverse, many are speculating that both Maguire and Garfield will also appear in the film as alternate versions of Spider-Man. But Marvel won’t say a word about whether this is true. Garfield himself has given several responses from calling the rumors, “hilarious” to telling folks that any cameo from him “is not something I’m aware of.”
While we wait until the official movie release to see for ourselves who actually shows up in Spider-Man: No Way Home, check out IGN’s breakdown of the newest trailer and why the movie appears so focused on Spider-Man’s villains.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.