Marvel fans were delighted when Spider-Man: No Way Home was released last year and they were treated to not one, not two, but three different versions of their friendly neighborhood superhero. Thanks to some multiverse-spanning shenanigans, the two previous actors to portray the role, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, showed up to assist the MCU’s current Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and remind audiences just how great they are as Spider-Man.
In a recent interview with Seth Meyers, however, Holland revealed that one of his fellow Peters Parker had an extra asset to hand.
“I’ll give you a spoiler,” he said. “And I’m not going to tell you who. But one of us has a fake arse in their suit.”
“You can figure out that for yourselves,” he continued. “I remember being on set and being like ‘wow… oh hang on a minute, that’s not real.'”
Given that around 90 percent of any given Marvel movie is pure CGI, it shouldn’t come as a shock that some parts of our heroes aren’t strictly real either. But the revelation is bound to shake the fandom to its core, despite making a certain amount of sense. Unlike the current Spidey, neither Maguire nor Garfield went shirtless at any point in the film, and it is probably that despite the number of stunts in their cameos, they didn’t have to undergo the same arduous physical transformation and sport the same muscular physique as Holland and other MCU actors.
The obvious fake butt candidate here is Tobey Maguire, the oldest of the three Spider-Man actors. Sure, he got buff for the first movie back in 2002, but he has been pretty absent from the big screen since 2013’s The Great Gatsby (unless we’re counting his voice work in the Boss Baby cinematic universe), taking on more of a producer role instead. While he may have been excited to reprise one of his most popular roles, it’s less feasible that he would have done the full superhero-shred.
Then there’s Garfield. If he was the one wearing the prosthetic backside, then he has been rocking it for almost a decade—fans of his incarnation of Peter Parker will remember the perky Spider-Butt that kept circulating the internet in .GIF form after The Amazing Spider-Man was released. Then again, Garfield was likely filming Tick, Tick… BOOM shortly before or after No Way Home, and he looks pretty gaunt in that movie. Maybe he didn’t have time to do his squats before being secretly spirited away to the MCU green screen where he filmed the majority of his scenes.
The case of who wore the fake arse is not the biggest unanswered question in Marvel Studios canon. But it will probably divide the fandom for years to come all the same.
Tom Holland reveals one of the three Spider-Men wore a fake butt in No Way Home
Tom Holland hilariously revealed that one of the three Spider-Men wore a fake butt in Spider-Man: No Way Home – but dammit he won’t share who it was! On Monday, during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the English star divulged another juicy secret about No Way Home.
Marvel fans were in their glory when former Spider-Men Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield made a surprise appearance during the climax of the Sony flick.
Though it was hinted that the Maguire and Garfield would pop up in the third installment for Holland’s franchise, the reveal was still regarded as one of the biggest highlights in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to the Uncharted star, that’s not the only confidential tidbit that the superheroes are keeping tight-lipped about.
“I’ll give you a spoiler, and I’m not going to tell you who, but one of us has a fake a** in their suit,” he shared with Meyers.
Holland teasingly added, “You can figure out that for yourselves.”
Now the question is who wore the fake butt?
Holland didn’t exclude himself from the amusing mystery, so there’s always the chance that the 25-year-old sported the prosthetic himself.
Yet some fans already took to Twitter convinced that Maguire was the culprit behind the bizarre butt mystery.
“Hm Tobey Maguire wore the fake butt,” one fan wrote.
“My money is on Maguire,” another agreed.
In the meantime, Sony Pictures has announced that the Marvel flick will arrive on digital March 22, as well as on 4K UHD and Blu-ray April 12.
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Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire ‘break the internet’ Why have one Spider-Man when you can have three?
The latest installment of the powerhouse franchise, Spider-Man: No Way Home, is set to arrive on digital March 22. To mark the release, Sony Pictures released an epic photo of Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield recreating the iconic Spider-Man pointing meme.
“Of course, we got THE meme,” Marvel captioned an Instagram post featuring all three actors playfully pointing to each other in their Spider-Man costumes.
According to Variety, Spider-Man: No Way Home has grossed $772 million at the box office in the United States to date, while the global box office returns clock in at $1.8 billion — the highest-grossing Sony release in history.
Spider-Man: No Way Home features all three generations of Spider-Man actors — Holland, Maguire and Garfield — for the first time on screen, with a subplot featuring Garfield as “Webb-Verse Peter” and Maguire as “Raimi-Verse Peter.”
The actors have spoken in the past about how the entire idea came together.
“Well, I was just waiting to see if Tobey was going to do it, and if Tobey was going to do it, then I was like, ‘Well, I have no choice,’ you know? I follow Tobey to the ends of the Earth. I’m a lemming for Tobey,” Garfield told Deadline.
“It actually feels like a great creative idea and a great creative story,” he added. “It wasn’t like they were just asking us to come and say hi and then leave again but actually have our presence being in service to Tom, being in service to Tom’s journey and where he is as Peter Parker.”
Holland also explained that filming with the other two Peter Parkers was an emotional experience.
“There definitely was a sense for me, as an actor, that this was the last time that I could potentially don the suit, so a lot of that emotion came from the act of saying goodbye, which is one of the biggest themes throughout this film,” Holland told Deadline. “But this film also felt like a celebration of three generations of cinema.”
“I was just grateful every day,” Maguire, the first Spider-Man to hit the big screen in 2002, added. “It was just so rich, emotional. I’m not sitting there conceptually thinking about that all the time, but I would have moments where that kind of stuff would hit me. You know, day-to-day, it was just a beautiful kind of unfolding of this story and these relationships.”
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