Did you go and see “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on opening night? Did you notice a couple of guys acting kind of sus? Was one of them wearing a baseball cap?
If so, you may have unwittingly been one of the moviegoers who shared a theater with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, as the two actors snuck into an opening night showing of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in order to experience the reactions of hardcore Spidey fans for themselves. Garfield revealed his incognito infiltration in an interview with ET:
“I still can’t believe it happened. I snuck into a theater on opening night and just watched with my baseball cap on and my mask. In fact, I was also with Tobey, me and Tobey snuck into a theater together and no one knew we were there. It was just a really beautiful thing to share together.”
The pandemic has so far mostly been comprised of downsides, but one of the few upsides is that mask requirements in theaters have made it easier for actors to sneak into screenings without being recognized. With COVID-19 infection rates currently soaring due to the highly contagious omicron variant, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” was for many people one last big theatrical experience before a return to the monotony of social isolation and release date delays. With that in mind, Andrew and Tobey’s successful execution of Operation Sneaky Spider-Men feels all the more special.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is in theaters now.