No Way Home Director discusses therapy session held with the Spider – Men on set
Spider-Man: No Way Home is a pretty emotional film. And not just because it wraps up the Tom Holland-led Homecoming trilogy. What could have easily been an overwrought film with just too many villains instead ties together three generations of Spider-Man. In a way that mostly works.
For fans of the Spider-Man films, seeing Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland talk Spidey sense on-screen is quite emotional. So imagine what it was like to have the only three actors who’ve ever donned the suit in live-action together on set.
In a new interview with Variety, Jon Watts talked about the “Spider-Man therapy session” he had with the cast.
He shared that prior to shooting their first scene together, he sat down with the trio of Spider-Mans, as well as Zendaya and Jacob Batalon. Sitting in a classic group therapy circle, they went through the script. And, of course, chatted about Spider-Man and their journeys with the character.
Watts went on to explain that each film in his Spider-Man trilogy features a dilemma encountered by Peter Parker that is directly related to what he’s dealing with while making the movie.
“I’ve always taken my greatest fear and made that central to the thematics of the films,” he said. “‘Homecoming’ is about a kid who gets a huge opportunity and is so afraid he’ll miss his chance, that he creates a disaster.
That was my fear: ‘What if I screw the whole thing up?’ ‘Far From Home’ is about being afraid to make a second movie and screwing things up. Peter Parker is given a mission and he doesn’t want to take a risk.”