Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland, and Tobey Maguire all together as Spider-Man

Tom Holland Reveals One Spider-Man Had a Fake Ass

Tom Holland is currently making the rounds promoting his new film Uncharted, but that doesn’t mean he’s done talking about Spider-Man: No Way Home. When he stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers, the two talked about how the last time he was there, he was promoting the movie, which has done “pretty well” for itself.

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It opened up the door for Holland to talk about how he feels bad for having to lie about Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s involvement in the film. “I almost can’t sleep because I feel so bad for lying all the time,” Holland said when talking about the constant lies that come with playing Peter Parker.

“Honestly mate, it was the most incredible experience of my career. To share the screen with them…you know, playing Spider-Man, while being a wonderful experience, like completely life-changing, it also can be quite alienating,” Holland said. “When you’re 19 and someone gives you the opportunity and your life changes, it’s quite hard to figure out how to navigate. So to almost have two older brothers who had been through it before me, to be able to share that experience with them was amazing.”

It’s something that the three have said time and time again about working on No Way Home. They found brothers in each other, and they have a companionship like no other because they understand what it feels like when no one else does yet. But Holland also outed one of his brothers for … well, having a fake butt. “I’m going to give you a spoiler and I’m not going to tell you who but one of us has a fake ass in their suit.”

I know who it isn’t …

It’s a fun story and a fun tidbit, but with Holland pointing out that he was shocked by it—thus eliminating himself from the running—and me having stared at that gif set of Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man many times on Tumblr, I’m going to have to go ahead and make the executive decision that the answer is Tobey Maguire.

Fake butts and a fun time

What all these moments and stories show us is that the legacy of Spider-Man is important to all three stars. Tobey Maguire started this journey off with Sam Raimi and gave us a look into Peter Parker that has inspired lifelong fans of the character, myself included, as well as Andrew Garfield. Garfield knew of that love for Maguire because he, himself, was a fan and used that to make Peter his own—and both seemingly informed how Holland eventually would bring the character to life.

We can all have our favorites, but at the end of the day, Peter Parker is all three of them. They are all the characters we have come to love, and each of their stories is important to understand where Peter is now in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And to know that these three actors found comfort and friendship in each other is wonderful, even if Tom Holland did admit that someone has a fake ass.

(image: Marvel Entertainment)


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