No Way Home Writers Talk About How They Shaped The Story, Say Andrew And Tobey Signed On Without Reading The Script -

No Way Home Writers Talk About How They Shaped The Story, Say Andrew And Tobey Signed On Without Reading The Script

 Posted:Dec. 31, 2021, 4:01 p.m.

By: Nikhil

Most hyped film of the year and inarguably one of the most ambitious Marvel films ever has finally hit the screens few weeks ago. It opened with rave reviews from critics and fans who dubbed it as one of the greatest comic book movies ever made. As expected, it shattered numerous box-office records. It was the 2nd highest grossing movie domestically on its opening weekend with $260M only behind Endgame and 2nd highest grossing film worldwide on its 5th day. It managed to gross $1B in 11 days worldwide. Meanwhile in India it grossed earth shattering 138cr ($18.5M) in opening weekend and is being dubbed as only true blockbuster in the Post Pandemic era. The records No Way Home has created amidst pandemic has stunned critics and box office pundits. 


In an exclusive with THR, Screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers reflect on working with its mystery protagonists and dive into the biggest twists of the film. McKenna and Sommers revealed that both Garfield and Maguire signed on to the film in early December 2020 without even reading the script pages. 

“By December 2020, Maguire and Garfield were both secretly signed on to the project but had yet to receive any script pages. The pressure was on, as the production was hurtling toward filming the actors’ critical, third-act scenes that saw them team up with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, who inadvertently causes Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to open up a rift in the multiverse, leading to villains and Spider-Men to pour through.”, they said. 


They also revealed that both actors loved the scripts and had lot of notes and thoughts about how their characters should progress. 

“They had thoughts, and it was really interesting and helpful to see their thoughts. No one knows the character as well as — or gives as much thought to the character — as someone who has to then embody it and sell it. … It definitely shaped what we did.”


They also revealed that Tobey wanted to keep things quite minimal when it came to revelations about his character post-Spider-Man 3. Garfield, who starred in two Amazing Spider-Man films from 2012-14, embraced exploring the dark path his Peter Parker went down after the death of Gwen Stacy in Amazing Spider-Man 2.

“They had great ideas that really elevated everything we were going for and added layers and an arc and we really actually started honing into the idea that these two guys were really helping Tom’s Peter on his journey to becoming who he ends up becoming. There’s a crucial, moral moment that they help him get through in the climax of the movie. So much of that was brought by Tobey and Andrew’s ideas and shaping of what they thought their characters could bring to this story.”

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