In the comic Spider-Men, one version of the character gets transported from his home dimension and ends up on an Earth foreign to his. Spider-Man meets that universe’s Spider-Man, they team up, beat down Mysterio, then everyone calls it a day.
The same thing kind of happened last week at the BAFTAs last week, but unfortunately no web swinging or villain-punching adventures were had. At least, that we know of…
ANDREW GARFIELD AND TOM HOLLAND MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS ICONIC MOMENT HAPPENED RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME! pic.twitter.com/nmYZszizkM— shana (@mytomholland) February 12, 2017
We can only hope Tobey “Tugboat” Maguire was watching from afar, smiling.
The fan captured the meeting and snapped a few shots, though we can’t hear what was actually said between the two.
Holland, who took home this year’s Rising Star honors at the award show, spoke about the moment afterwards, calling him a “really lovely guy.”
“He's everything I hoped he'd be,” Holland said. “He is a brilliant actor, too. I have always been a fan of his work. And I really look forward to picking his brains and seeing if he has any advice for me.”
Tom Holland: "Hi, I'm Spider-Man."
Andrew Garfield: "Nice to meet y-. Wait, no, I'm Spider-Man." pic.twitter.com/jdiJKvQ4H3— That Geek (@thatgeekinside) February 15, 2017
Garfield, who can currently be seen in Hacksaw Ridge, portrayed the character for in the Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel alongside Emma Stone. Rumors spread quickly after the second film that Sony was unhappy with the financial performance of the second film—thanks to the Sony e-mail hack—and that the production company was looking to work with Marvel Studios for the character’s future.
When Sony and Marvel finally struck a deal, they decided to recast the character with a younger actor and Tom Holland got the role, making his on-screen debut in Captain America: Civil War.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast features Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green, and Marisa Tomei.
The film is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), based on a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Vacation reboot) and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.