Jamie Foxx Recalls Almost Ruining No Way Home’s 3 Spider-Man Reveal
Jamie Foxx talks about almost spoiling Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s return for Marvel Studios and Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Jamie Foxx Talks About Almost Ruining Tobey Maguire & Andrew Garfield’s Return In Spider-Man: No Coming Home. Directed by Jon Watts, Tom Holland’s third standalone film as a web-slinger was released in December 2022 and became a huge critical and commercial success. Spider-Man: No Coming Home has since been widely praised for its strong performances, as well as its surprisingly emotional ending, which saw Dutchman Peter Parker forgotten by all he loves.
In addition to wrapping up Peter Parker’s first MCU trilogy, Spider-Man: No Coming Home also functioned as the culmination of all the Spider-Man movies. Despite vehement denials from those involved, the trio eventually featured the return of Maguire and Garfield as they reprized their respective versions of the wall robots. Some of the notable villains from their films were also brought in, including Foxx’s Electro. In the wake of news of Maguire and Garfield’s Spider-Men return, the actor took to his official social media and posted fan art depicting his Marvel villain looming over all three live-action versions of Spider. -Man. Many took this as Foxx confirming Spider Man: No coming homesurprise cameos in advance.
Almost eight months after Spider-Man: No Coming Home‘s, Foxx opens up about this snafu in a new interview with CinemaBlend. Calling the Movie Shooting Experience “a rock concert”, the actor went on to address almost blowing surprise. Not thinking Maguire and Garfield’s returns were meant to be secret, Foxx also almost took a shot of the Spider-Man trio before being scolded by someone on set. Read Foxx’s story below:
It was crazy. It was like a- it was like a rock concert when we made this movie. And I thought Sony had done a fantastic mystical job. Do you know what I’m saying? Holding things, keeping things – you know, I almost messed it up. …As soon as I got on set and there were the three Spider-Man, I was like that (he picks up the cell phone). ‘Oh, we here, baby, ’bout to go live…’ And someone dove on me like I was a fire. I was like, ‘What is this?’ ‘Hush! No one is supposed to know. ‘Okay, my bad. Alright, we’re not supposed to know that all three of them are here! But I think they did a great job doing that, bringing in some mystique. And I think that’s what it took to bring people back to the theater.
Of course, Foxx’s actions probably wouldn’t have changed much, as Maguire and Garfield’s return to Spider-Man: No Coming Home was an open secret in Hollywood for months. Once it was confirmed that the threequel would be linked to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and tackling a multiversal story, and introducing Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, other characters from previous Spider Man films would be shown. Foxx’s Electro Retaliation casting report further reinforced this idea, so even though the actor didn’t release his near-spoiler image, most fans were already convinced that Maguire and Garfield would be joining Holland in Spider-Man: No Coming Home.
Despite persistent rumors, Sony and Marvel Studios chose to save Spider-Man: No Coming Homethe biggest surprise for the film itself. Even amid the trailer gaffes that implied Maguire and Garfield were cut with VFX, secrecy was maintained. In fact, MCU architect Kevin Feige even warned audiences that having preconceived assumptions based on rumors could ruin their movie experience. In the end, however, Foxx’s social media post would have been perfect, and the three Spider-Mans joining forces proved a major nostalgic moment for audiences. Obviously, even the villainous actors themselves knew they were part of something special and were very eager to share it.
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