Tom Holland as Spiderman



Marvel star Tom Holland has spoken about how emotionally charged making Spider-Man: No Way Home was, revealing he shed real tears in one particularly moving scene.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Holland revealed more about what it was like for the cast behind-the-scenes, further elaborating on what it was like to work with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.


the chat, the actor told interviewer Brian Davids how reality influenced fiction, detailing that a heartfelt interaction between the three Spider-Men changed a moment towards the end of the epic multiverse adventure.

Holland recalled the moment vividly, saying: "We were on set shooting the rooftop scene where I meet the boys for the first time, and before one of the takes … It must have been my close-up or something. It was one that really, really required me to bring the emotion to the shot, so I went up to the two boys on the level that they were standing, and I said to them, thank you, thank you, thank you for doing this. Thank you for being here.

Thank you for elevating Spider-Man in the ways that you have. Thank you for being so gracious and allowing me to share this with you. Thank you for taking a leap of faith and coming back. So we all embraced each other, and we were all crying because it meant so much to us — and Jon Watts, Amy Pascal and the writers saw this moment between the three of us and were like … brilliant! Well, now we know how they're going to say goodbye to each other."

The Uncharted star also disclosed for the first time that having the previous Peter Parker actors come back was not only a chance to work with his childhood heroes, but to also go and make amends with actor Andrew Garfield (who he replaced back in 2016 with a surprise appearance in the MCU’s Captain America: Civil War) with self-aware reflection. 

Holland expressed it was “something I can look back on now with a little bit of clarity and regret is that I never called when I took over as Spider-Man. Had someone said to me after my second movie that I was done and this other kid was taking over, I would’ve been heartbroken. So looking back, I wish I had the chance to make amends with him, but this film was our opportunity. It was not only an opportunity for him to make peace with the character and the studio, but it was also an opportunity for me and him to have this moment where we realize we could share this thing. The look on his face when he saves Zendaya is totally genuine, and I’m really proud of him.”

It seems like the production of No Way Home was regularly filled with tears, with the actors wearing their emotions on their sleeves at almost all times as they concluded what Sony and Marvel have claimed will only be the first trilogy for this version of the Peter Parker character. The filming experience does sound quite like it was quite lovely, doesn’t it?

If you've not seen Spider-Man: No Way Home yet, it’s in theaters now. It’ll also be arriving on home video soon.