WARNING: This article contains potential spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
They finally did it! Marvel’s colliding Multiverse reunites three actors from the Spider-Man film franchise to recreate one of the most iconic memes on social media today.
In celebration of the upcoming release of Spider-Man: No Way Home on 4K and digital streaming, Tom Holland and Spider-Man alums Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire banded together to recreate the viral meme, which sees three versions of the titular hero standing in circle and pointing at each other.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) February 23, 2022
"Of course, we got THE meme," the tweet reads alongside a photo of Holland, Garfield, and Maguire donning their own Spidey suits while recreating the classic meme.
For the uninitiated, the original image dates back to a 1960’s Spider-Man cartoon episode titled “Double Identity,” in which a villain attempts to impersonate the web-slinger.
Holland previously told Deadline during a Zoom interview with his fellow Spidey actors that Garfield was the one who suggested to pay homage to the classic meme while filming No Way Home.
“It was so collaborative,” Holland explained. “From [Garfield] cracking Tobey’s back to [him] coming up with the idea of pointing at us, it was all stuff that we came up with on the day. It was just a lot of fun to be able to play with three guys in Spider-Man suits… Sharing it with these boys will be forever one of the most special experiences of my career."
Garfield then recalled: "We were trying to figure out the pointing thing, like how we were going to do the pointing meme in a way. It took us a while — it kind of happened naturally on that scaffolding scene with Peter 1, Peter 2, Peter 3, like all that."
"I remember having a lightning bolt and running into set and telling [director] Jon [Watts], ‘I got it, I got it!’” Garfield added.
Meanwhile, Holland also discussed the success of his third Spider-Man film and the fans’ reaction to their reunion.
“I mean, I always knew that this film would be loved around the world,” he said. “I didn’t think it would be quite as massive as it has been. One of my favorite things to do at the minute is to go online and watch fans’ reactions to you guys coming in that one scene in particular. I don’t think I could ever have imagined it as being so well received by everyone. I mean, I guess I had an idea that people would love this movie, but in no way, shape or form could I have thought it was going to be as big as it has been."
Aside from the image, Marvel also confirmed that Spider-Man: No Way Home is finally swinging into digital streaming on March 22 and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray on April 12.
The film, which fans can pre-order now, features over 80 minutes of new and behind-the-scenes content.
More specifically, the bonus materials for No Way Home’s 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and digital versions include bloopers and a gag reel, alternate reality easter eggs, and seven behind-the-scenes features which include Action Choreography Across the Multiverse, A Multiverse of Miscreants, A Spectacular Spider-Journey with Tom Holland, Enter Strange, Graduation Day, Realities Collide, Spiders Unite, and Weaving Jon Watt's Web
Additionally, it also includes two special panels. The first one is titled “The Sinister Summit - Villains Panel,” which features Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx in a roundtable discussion of their sinister characters.
The second one, meanwhile is titled “A Meeting of the Spiders – Heroes Panel,” which features Holland, Garfield, and Maguire in a discussion on Peter Parker and their skintight suits.
Lastly, there will also be three bonus stories from the Daily Bugle: “Spider-Menace Strikes Again,” “Spider Sycophant,” and “Web of Lies,” as well as two stunt scene previsualizations such as the apartment and shield fights.
In No Way Home, the identity of Holland’s Peter Parker is revealed, bringing his Spider-Man responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk.
When he seeks Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell accidentally tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe.
With this, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.
Directed by Jon Watts and written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, the cast members of Spider-Man: No Way Home also include Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who is reprising his role as Doctor Strange.