Yes, a single photograph is what dreams are made of—if the photograph in question is Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire reenacting the Spider-Man meme. You don’t have to be a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the comics, or even the Spider-Man films to know exactly what the meme we’re referring to is. You’ve likely seen it all over your social media feed before and after Spider-Man: No Way Home was released in theaters.
But that’s not all they’ve done. If you’re anything like us and you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the opportunity to re-watch Spider-Man: No Way Home in the comfort of your own home, Sony has officially announced that the film will release digitally on March 22 and DVD/Blu-ray on April 12. Cue the tears; in less than a month, we could collectively lose our minds and cry over the three Spider-Mans (film reference) again. Not that some of us ever stopped crying, but you get the gist.
Although there are two very brief scenes in the film where the three characters subtly showcase versions of the Spider-Man meme, this wholesome photograph capable of breaking the internet is different. It shows us how much each of the actors not only care about the role, but how much they care about authenticity and honoring something fans profoundly adore. (And something the actors themselves appreciate as fans of the superhero long before they got the opportunity to play him.)
As much as the Spider-Man meme is an iconic and memorable part of the fandom, as is the collective experience many of us had while watching Far From Home and seeing each of our favorite characters in the very same room. This somehow brings that together in a way that’s not only fitting for the film, but it’s precious and adorable.