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Movie magic extends to every single part of a large-scale Hollywood production like Spider-Man: No Way Home, including the size of the titular wall-crawler's posterior. Sharing some never-before-heard intel about the making of the film with Seth Meyers this week, actor Tom Holland let slip that one of his fellow Peter Parkers (played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield) had a fake butt implanted in their super-suit.
“I’m gonna give you a spoiler and I’m not gonna tell you who [it is], but one of us a fake ass in their suit … you can figure that out for yourselves," Holland teased. "I remember being on set and being like, ‘Wowww…oh, hang on a minute. That’s not real!’”
Who's got the false backside? Which version of Spider-Man is rocking the most junk in the trunk? Only a frame-by-frame dissection of the movie can give us a definite answer to that question. Meyers joked that Holland only said it in an attempt to beef up the box office numbers. "Everybody thinks you're such a nice guy, but you're all about ticket sales," he said. "'Cause now everybody is going back out to try and find the fake ass."
While it is getting close to $2 billion globally with each passing week, No Way Home has continued to remain in the fifth spot on the list of the highest-grossing worldwide movies in history (just under Avengers: Infinity War). From a domestic standpoint, however, it is the third highest-grossing North American release of all time, falling just below Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Endgame.
"It was the most incredible experience of my career, to share the screen with them," Holland said of working with Maguire and Garfield. "Playing Spider-Man...while being a wonderful experience and completely life-changing, it also can be quite alienating. When you're 19 and someone gives you this opportunity and your life changes, it's quite hard to figure out how to navigate. So to almost have two older brothers that had been through it before me, to be able to share that experience with them was amazing."
He went on to recall a tender moment in between shooting that ultimately made it into the finished film. "I remember we were shooting this scene, which was really emotional," Holland continued, not going into detail (although he's probably referring to the moment on the Midtown High School roof after May's death). "I was struggling to find the emotion just because when you make these big movies, it can take two days to shoot a scene. I've been crying for days on end. So I went up to Andrew and Tobey and I basically just said, 'Thank you for being here, thank you for taking the time to be a part of this incredible opportunity. It means the world to me.' We all embraced and we all started crying and I remember the writers sort of seeing that, being like, 'Yep, that's how we're gonna end the film. That's brilliant, well done, Tom.'"
Spider-Man: No Way Home is still playing in theaters everywhere.