Andrew Garfield’s time as Spider-Man ended under something of a cloud with The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Already something of unwarranted reboot from a studio that, deep down, knew it messed up with Spider-Man 3 in the Raimi / Maguire series, they seemed unloved even by some of those involved, and more obsessed with building up to the Sinister Six, with the backstory of Peter’s parents, than telling a good story, well.

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So when Garfield repeatedly denied he was appearing in Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home it was easily believable.

Spoilers For Spider-Man: No Way Home

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past month, you know his denials were false and he was in the movie. Now, as the movie continues to make money at the box office, passing Titanic to become the sixth-highest grossing movie at the US box office of all time, everyone wants a piece of the stars.

The feeling is that Garfield’s Spider-Man is something of a highlight in the movie and also provides closure for his version of the character which seemed to have its franchise canceled with many stories left to be told.

In a conversation with Variety, he agreed with the sentiment of closure:

“I am so grateful. I’m just really, really grateful that I got to tie up some loose ends for the Peter that I was playing. I love that character and I’m grateful that I got to work with these incredible actors, this incredible director, and Marvel in conjunction with Sony.

It was joyful, and a feeling of closure for me. There was so many unanswered questions for my Peter, where we left it. I got to step back in and get some healing for him. And also really supporting [Tom Holland’s] Peter, and honoring his character completing that trilogy, not distracting or detracting from it.”

So that is it. Closure… and closed? His time in the tights is over, even if asked to return again? Well…

“I mean, yes, definitely open to something if it felt right. Peter and Spider-Man, those characters are all about service, to the greater good and the many.”

Also in the interview, Garfield confirms he improvised the now-famous line he delivers to Holland and Maguire in the movie:

“That was just me loving them.”

Spider-Man: No Way Home remains on release but will be out for home viewing around March. The PVOD and digital media release date is TBC. If it is still making money in theaters they will be in no hurry.

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