Writers reveal relationship
Writers reveal relationship between the three Spider-Man actors, Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Credits: Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios

Writers reveal relationship between the three Spider-Man actors, Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield – the movie’s writers, Chris McKenna and Eric Sommers discussed the relationship between the trio in depth.

Writers reveal relationship of Spider-Men

Speaking to The Wrap, Spider-Man screenwriters Chris McKenna and Eric Sommers said that Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire shared an older brother, middle brother, younger brother dynamic, with the latter two helping the former with their experience playing the web-slinger.

“Then Andrew and Toby came [onboard] and we had ideas about how to dig into their characters, and they, obviously, had their own ideas that were great and it was a “yes, and …”

With this whole idea of three brothers, older brother, middle brother, younger brother, really I think just worked for us, worked for them.

Tobey bringing this Zen-like attitude, he’s been through a lot, but he is this elder brother.

Organically, looking at where Andrew was, where we were coming from, he obviously was on the same page and just built on it, the idea of after “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” let’s be true to where he was at the end of that movie and maybe he’s not in the best place right now and maybe he has something to prove to himself and to others, maybe he’s cut himself off from other people and this is an opportunity.

I think that line where he’s like, “I’ve always wanted to have brothers.” I think he’s leaning into that idea of he’s cut himself off from others after the end of “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” and this can be a journey for him too to start healing and finding a light in that darkness that he’s found himself in.

Leaning into all those things were just part of our conversation with each other, making sure that each character was distinct and specific and it wasn’t just a curtain call for any of these characters.

We really wanted to just organically pull them out of their movies and their lives and their journeys, where they are, be specific to that and it can’t just be showing up without any context.”

Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers
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