‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Director Reveals ‘Therapy Session’ Held for Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire

There has been media debate whether “Spider-Man: No Way Home” could get a best picture Oscar nomination, since voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have been reluctant to celebrate movies in that genre.

But describing this as a superhero movie is like saying “The Godfather” is a gangster film.

It Is, but it’s much more.The box-office success proves that the film is hitting a nerve with audiences: They needed this film.

It’s first-class filmmaking and it’s also cathartic.Clearly “No Way Home” merits serious Oscar attention, as does director Jon Watts.In his first in-depth interview about the new film, Watts tells Variety that he wasn’t tense or nervous on the first day of shooting.

Instead, “I had a deep feeling of gratitude.”He and the team began working on story/storyboards/previz in October 2019.

After seven months, Covid brought things to a halt.

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