Andrew Garfield Lied to Almost Everyone about His Spider-Man Return

It might have ended up being the worst-kept secret in Hollywood, but Andrew Garfield did best to keep things quiet.

Not Telling a Soul

While making a guest appearance at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Garfield revealed that he only told three people about his return to the blue and red spandex in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which saw him team up with former webslinger Tobey Maguire and current webslinger Tom Holland. 

“I lied to people for a good two years and I lied to the internet for two years, and it felt great,” Garfield said with a laugh, adding that only a handful of people in his life (aside from his agent) knew he was filming.

“My dad, my brother, and my mother… just kind of us. It was fun to keep it a secret,” Garfield told DeGeneres. “It felt like I was organizing a surprise birthday party for a bunch of people who I knew would appreciate it.”

A Surprise

While internet rumors swirled that the three Spider-Man actors would team up in Marvel’s latest blockbuster, Garfield on his appearance said that even his former co star Emma Stone — who played Gwen Stacy to Garfield’s Peter Parker in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel — was kept in the dark.

“Emma kept on texting me,” Garfield said on a recent episode of Josh Horowitz’s Happy, Sad, Confused podcast. “She was like, ‘Are you in this new Spider-Man film?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.'”

“I kept it going, even with her,” he continued. “And then she saw it. She was like, ‘You’re a jerk.'”

Andrew Garfield and the other Spider-Man Tobey Maguire co-starred with the current Peter Parker Tom Holland in the 2021 film. The cameos came as a surprise to the fans of the film as both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire had deliberately skipped all the promotional events related to the film. They were missing from the posters and the trailers to keep the surprise cameos intact.


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