Tom Holland might have great power, but he has some great regrets, too.
“Something I can look back on now with a little bit of clarity and regret is that I never called [Garfield] when I took over as Spider-Man,” Holland said. “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.”
Holland explained that their union with fellow Spidey Tobey Maguire in No Way Home was their “opportunity” to do all kinds of healing.
“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,” he said of Garfield. “The look on his face when he saves Zendaya is totally genuine, and I’m really proud of him. I’m really chuffed that he got this opportunity to win back the world and for people to be reminded that his Spider-Man movies are fantastic and brilliant in their own right.”
Holland also told THR that the moment he first shared the screen with Garfield and Maguire in the film was used to thank his co-stars who came before him.
“I said to [Maguire and Garfield], ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing this,” he said. “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.’ Tobey hadn’t acted in nearly 10 years, so we all embraced each other, and we were all crying because it meant so much to us.”