The production of No Way Home was delayed due to the pandemic, but that didn’t stop Jamie Foxx from throwing dance parties for the cast.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has taken the globe by storm, and everyone is talking about it, whether it’s the deaths of specific characters or the return of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. However, given all that happens in the film and the thousands of characters, it appears like the production may have been a logistical nightmare.
Though the production went more smoothly than intended, it ran over time owing to COVID-19, and Jamie Foxx organized impromptu dance parties on set. With those parties, Tom Holland pulling pranks on producers, and JK Simmons fussing about mustaches, it’s a wonder the picture was finished at all.
JK Simmons and Tom Holland never met on set.
The reappearance of J. Jonah Jameson is one of the most thrilling shocks and familiar names to appear in No Way Home. His hilarious statements about Spider-Man being bad, as well as his forceful nature, will be sadly missed. Despite the fact that he had several sequences in the film denouncing the web-slinger, Holland claims that he and Simmons never met on site.
It’s hardly unexpected, given that it’s such a large film with so many characters, and the two don’t even have any moments together. However, as exciting as J. Jonah Jameson’s comeback is, part of what made the character great is how he tormented and shouted at his staff and Peter Parker, and those encounters were missing.
Tom Holland Didn’t Have Faith In The Script.
There are a lot of unexpected moments in Spider-Man: No Way Home, such as the three separate Spider-Men joining together or Matt Murdock appearing out of nowhere. However, considering how multidimensional and ambitious the film is, effectively being both No Way Home and The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Holland was uncertain that it would succeed.
When Holland was originally approached about the project, he felt it was a “very fantastic idea,” but it couldn’t be done. And he went on to say how astonished he is that they are now advertising the film.
Producers had to persuade actors to return without first allowing them to see the script.
With so many twists and turns in the film, it’s difficult to keep everything under wraps and away from viewers — especially because Holland is infamous for unwittingly revealing plotlines. To address this, Marvel Studios and Sony did not allow any of the actors to read from the screenplay.
Kevin Feige claimed that it was tough to convince performers like Garfield, Maguire, and all of the villains to return to the franchise without letting them read anything. And it’s at this point that he praises Sony producer Amy Pascal, explaining how she’s unafraid to contact anyone at any moment.
Willem Dafoe was persuaded in a different manner.
Willem Dafoe is a fantastic actor because he can give really dramatic, crazy performances like the Green Goblin, but then instantly snap out of it when the director calls cut. He’s a lot of fun and chatty, which leads to intriguing facts like these. Despite the fact that none of the performers from the Maguire and Garfield films were able to see the screenplay before signing on, Dafoe goes into detail about how he was wined and fed.
It wasn’t quite as beautiful as that, but he simply swooned when director Jon Watts told him about the Goblin’s involvement. Unlike Holland, Dafoe believed the notion was brilliant, and he was eager to go further into the part.
Tom Holland played practical jokes on the producers.
Holland’s demeanor in interviews and press junkets isn’t simply a front; he appears to be a prankster behind the scenes as well. Because the film was shot during the COVID-19 epidemic, the actors and crew were frequently using hand sanitizer, and Holland used a bottle of lubricant to repair a damaged zip on the Spidey costume.
The actor duped Mitch Bell, a producer whom Holland jokingly refers to as “in charge of the money,” into thinking the bottle of lubricant was hand sanitizer. Bell went about the stage recklessly, rubbing the lubricant into his hands. Holland supposedly tried the same joke on a boom operator later that day as well.
The Rig of Toothpicks
The more behind-the-scenes details that are uncovered, the more it appears that Holland used the project as a playground. Doctor Octopus’ tentacles are now digital rather than actual, as he was in Spider-Man 2. This means he must be tied to what is known as a toothpick rig.
In the same way that Otto Octavius is one of the most lovable characters in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Alfred Molina is extremely personable and chatty to the cast and crew. However, Holland claims that while Molina was hooked to the toothpick device, he had no control over where he traveled. And he’d be swung from one end of the room to the other as he was chatting to others. Holland remembers Molina telling him “Yeah so Tom, I’m from South London,” he said, and then he heard, “Oh f**king hell friend, I’ll see you later.”
JK Simmons Battled to Keep His Mustache.
The MCU version of the legendary J. Jonah Jameson is nearly identical to the one seen in Raimi’s films, with the exception of the lack of a flattop hairstyle. However, it appears that the most of this is down to Simmons, who appears to have persuaded Marvel out of a completely different appearance for the character.
Simmons claimed that he had to battle the studio in order to preserve his mustache, cigar, and attitude. While Marvel’s decision to remove the cigar makes sense, given that Disney avoids using tobacco in its films wherever possible, it’s unclear what the company has against mustaches.
Marisa Tomei Ruined Her Therapist’s Ending.
Marvel Studios goes to great measures to prevent spoilers from leaking, including requiring performers to sign contracts vowing not to say anything. However, Marisa Tomei claims that the burden of keeping No Way Home’s secrets to herself proved too much for her. The actor, on the other hand, discovered a clever pothole.
Because therapists are bound by doctor/patient confidentiality, Tomei could tell her therapist everything without fear of being judged. It’s unclear if she discussed Aunt May’s death scene with her therapist, as the Spider-Man: No Way Home fan theory that turned out to be correct was so tragic that many MCU fans are undoubtedly talking to their own therapists.
Jamie Foxx was promised by Marvel that he would not be blue.
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Electro boasts one of the nicest and most comic-accurate outfits, and his lightning bolt mask that emerges whenever he blasts electromagnetic charges is a lot of fun. That wasn’t always the case, and in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he appeared in a bizarre blue suit.
When Sony producer Pascal tried to get Jamie Foxx into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she had to guarantee him that Electro would not be blue. And, happily, she followed through on her commitment. Electro has a radically different human appearance in No Way Home, as he’s a cool, one-liner spouting smooth-talker, which is entertaining but produces a couple of plotholes.
On Set, Jamie Foxx Hosted A Dance Party.
Jamie Foxx is the king of cool, much like the roles he plays, whether it’s Django in Django Unchained or Electro in No Way Home. And, as an actor, comedian, and singer, he’s a jack of all crafts, so it’s no surprise that he’s also a dancer.
Zendaya arrived onto the set to discover Foxx holding a dance party, according to Zendaya, who seemed a little resentful after having some days off. She explains that Rihanna was performing and that the whole cast and staff was dancing. Because the project was behind schedule at the time, Zendaya blamed these gatherings, but it appears she was suffering from FOMO.