Warning! This post contains MAJOR spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
According to the screenwriters behind Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third act was shaped by the previous Spider-Man cast members, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home marks the third installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man trilogy, starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker. The blockbuster film has already broken records within the MCU, for the most pre-sale tickets records since Avengers: Endgame, along with supplementing Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the biggest December opening of all time.
Prior to Holland’s Spider-Man rendition with Sony and Marvel Studios in the MCU, the Spider-Man franchise was kicked off by director Sam Raimi in the 2002 film, Spider-Man, with Maguire starring in the lead role. Following the success of Raimi’s esteemed Spider-Man trilogy, Sony rebooted the franchise with director Marc Webb in 2012 with The Amazing Spider-Man, casting Garfield to play the iconic role of the web-slinger for two installments.
In an interview with THR, the screenwriting duo for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, reveal how Maguire and Garfield shaped the ideas and characters for the third act of the film. Although Garfield and Maguire were given the script last minute after secretly signing onto the project, the…