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The Touching On-Set Moment That Inspired Spider-Man: No Way Home's Ending

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" continues to make waves in the entertainment industry just over two months after its initial theatrical release. According to Box Office Mojo, the massive third Marvel Cinematic Universe film featuring Tom Holland's Spider-Man has now grossed over 1.8 billion dollars worldwide, and is currently the second-most profitable Marvel film ever behind "Avengers: Endgame." 

Directly following the events of "Spider-Man: Far From Home," Holland's Peter Parker is forced to deal with the world discovering that he's Spider-Man due to a final message from Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio. As this starts to impact Peter's personal life severely, he seeks the help of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to essentially make everyone forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man.

Throughout the film, we see that the spell cast by Strange doesn't work, instead bringing other villains from the multiverse who know Peter Parker is Spider-Man into the MCU — specifically those from the previous Spider-Man movies featuring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Fortunately for Holland's Peter, the other Spider-Men also appear, courtesy of Ned (Jacob Batalon) and MJ (Zendaya). They not only assist him in defeating the villains, but help him to endure grief and become the selfless and empathetic Peter Parker we know.

The end of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" sees Holland's Peter sacrifice his friends and family knowing who he is in order to save the MCU, and features a heartfelt goodbye hug and thank you from Holland's Spider-Man to Garfield and Maguire's. Here's what we know about the actual on-set moment that inspired this touching ending.

The Spider-Men hug was real before being added in by the writers

Recently appearing on Late Night with Seth Myers to promote his new film, "Uncharted," Tom Holland addressed "Spider-Man: No Way Home." At one point during the interview, Holland noted that making a movie with the two people who have been through getting cast as Spider-Man before (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield) felt as though he was being guided by older brothers. He went on to say that he struggled to find emotions during one of the final scenes in "Spider-Man: No Way Home," and what audiences saw ended up coming from a real moment between the three Spider-Men behind-the-scenes.

Holland explained that while trying to find his emotions, he went up to Garfield and Maguire and thanked them for being a part of "Spider-Man: No Way Home," explaining how much it meant to him personally, and the three actors embraced and started to cry together. According to Holland, some of the "Spider-Man: No Way Home" writers were watching this encounter, and decided that moment would be a perfect concluding scene for the three Spider-Men during the final events of the film.

As audiences know, this is in fact what we witnessed during the theatrical release of "Spider-Man: No Way Home," as Holland's Peter thanks and embraces the other two Spider-Men before they fade back to their respective universes. Fans will likely find it even more satisfying that this touching scene was inspired from genuine love amongst the cast.