Spider-Man: No Way Home is a major critical success for the MCU with one disappointment: the lack of reference to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Warning! SPOILERS for Spider-Man: No Path Home
While Spider-Man: No Path Home is perhaps the most successful film entry in the MCU, it has one glaring letdown: the absence of any substantial reference to Sony’s surprise hit animated film. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Spider-Man: No Path Home Maybe so skillfully told its multiversal story it’s already generated Oscar buzz, but this isn’t the first Spider-Man multiversal movie to do so. 2018 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was the first Marvel movie on the big screen to delve into the concept of the multiverse, and it even won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature for its efforts.
Allowed, Spider-Man: No Path Home is a film that could easily have bowed under its own ambition. It is, after all, a world in which the only other third entry in a Spider-Man series was widely viewed as a disaster, as well as a waste of iconic Spider-Man villains like Venom. No way homeJon Watts director, screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and cast certainly deserve praise for shaping nearly 20 years of movie history into a heartfelt, fun movie that enhances every movie it’s made from. While it’s hard to imagine that much more is added to an already drunk movie, the omission of Spider-Verse is confusing, given the natural similarities between the two films.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse broke barriers when he brought Spider-People together (loosely using the term) from other universes to help a young Spider-Man over his head. The fact that Spider-Man: No Path Home does the same without even a cameo from one of the Spider-Verseheroes or villains is surprising, especially since No way home makes it a point of honor to mix characters from the Sony-Verse and MCU timelines. There were many occasions for this to happen. As Ned desperately searched for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, he could easily have opened a portal to reveal Jake Johnson’s Parker or Nicholas Cage’s Spider-Man Noir – a move that would have been extremely gratifying, even if it hadn’t been played. only for laughs. Even seeing the immense shadow of Spider-VerseKingpin among the villains teased towards the end of No way home would have been a nice way for fans to tie these two very similar films together.
It certainly doesn’t seem out of the realm of reality, especially since cameos from Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield were considered for Into the Spider-Verse. Spider-Verse producer Christopher Miller took to Twitter after releasing a No way home trailer to reveal that he had launched a label involving the three iconic Peter Parkers. With more Spider-Man variants teased for Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse, and No way homeTom Holland and Zendaya are already pushing to be included in the Into the Spider-Verse Following, it is difficult to see why a link between these series has not already been established.
Of course, there is the question of whether the animated characters of Into the Spider-Verse would have made a seamless transition to live action. It may be impossible to know for sure until this happens, but No way homethe post-credits teaser of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness made strong arguments as to why this would work. Teaser ending reveals shocking live-action debut of the twisted Doctor Strange originally seen on the animated show What if…? Like Multiverse of Madness is the next MCU movie after No way home, it is clear that discussions about the staging of animated characters have taken place.
All in all, it’s hard to put the blame on No coming home, like Jon Watts and co. have succeeded in an almost impossible task bringing decades of Spider Man cinema together while concluding their trilogy in a satisfying way. With a bit of luck, Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse build on the film’s success and further reduce the barrier between live-action and Spider-Man’s animated multiversal stories. Nevertheless, Spider-Man: No Path Home Has certainly raised the bar when it comes to ambitious multiversal storytelling, even without mentioning the Spider-Verse.
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- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: 05 May 2023
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