Is Spider Man no way home out?
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Is Tobey Maguire in the new Spiderman movie?
when he makes pronouncements about his new film, it's hard to take it completely at face value. Choose your path, then, when he tells Esquire that former Spider-suit-fillers Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire will not be appearing in the third MCU Spider-Man movie. EmpireTom Holland Says Tobey Maguire And Andrew Garfield Are Not In The Third MCU Spider-Man Movie
05 September, 2021 - 03:10am
As Spider-Man comics near the beginning of a new era, Bill Reilly is set to replace Peter Parker as Marvel Comics' Wallcrawler, and readers get to see his first adventure in Free Comic Book Day: Spider-Man/Venom #1. While Peter Parker's fate is still up in the air - and it's possible he could be badly injured or even killed as a result of the supervillain battle royal taking place in Sinister War - the flash-forward Free Comic Book Day story sees Ben Reilly take on the Spider-Man mantle once again with an upgraded suit that has one feature Peter has desperately needed since his first days as a superhero.
A clone of Peter Parker who famously replaced him as Spider-Man when the two temporarily believed Ben was the original, Ben Reilly has since existed as a darker version of the Wall-Crawler, initially coveting Peter's life but later finding redemption as the street hero Scarlet Spider. With Amazing Spider-Man #75, Ben will lay claim to the Spider-Man mantle, working alongside the mysterious Beyond Corporation, seemingly taking over from Peter as "the real Spider-Man," as he's called at the end of 'Test-Drive' from Zeb Wells, Patrick Gleason, Alejandro Sanchez, and Joe Caramagna.
Ben Reilly is generally depicted as having the same powers as Peter Parker, but this issue gives him a new ability in the form of his armored costume. In a battle against Bushwacker, Ben reveals that the Beyond Corporation's suit is made of impact-thickening polymers which get harder under duress. This new Spider-Man shows he can take even close-range fire from Bushwacker's cybernetic guns, splintering the weapons by placing his hands over their barrels. It's an awesome upgrade for Ben, and one that ironically would have been the ideal addition to Peter's arsenal, given that it could turn his constant masochism into a strength.
Peter has experimented with armor and advanced suits when he's had the resources, famously devising custom equipment for the Sinister Six in 'Ends of the Earth,' but Ben's genius armor is simpler than those Peter has developed, and even seems to work on a similar principle to his webbing. Hopefully, Peter Parker survives his showdown with Kindred and is around to challenge Ben for the Spider-Man name in 'Spider-Man Beyond,' but if not, at least his clone won't suffer from the same fatal flaw.
05 September, 2021 - 03:10am
This has been an ever-present issue for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, who was considered key for both parties to come to terms with the current agreement that encompasses No Way Home and a future MCU crossover. The actor himself has spoken about the matter before, although limiting his words to say that they “had a really, really wonderful idea how we could sort of transition into a Spider-Man without the MCU”, but what if No Way Home were to be exactly that idea or at least part of it?
It’s clear Sony wants to make something special out of the newly branded “Sony's Spider-Man Universe” as Venom: Let There Be Carnage is joined in the coming years by Morbius and Kraven the Hunter, as well as whatever plans the studio has for Peter Parker within the next five years in order to honor the contract that allows it to keep Spider-Man safe from Marvel and Disney’s reach. Obviously, it’s only a matter of time until Spider-Man joins all those familiar faces from the comics, and No Way Home’s reboot of many Sinister Six villains does a lot to push that narrative.
Even if the heavy rumors pointing to Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprising their Spider-Men roles turn out to be false, No Way Home already has all the necessary ingredients to cook that transition recipe Holland was referring to over a year ago. Suffice to say, anything said or written at this point is nothing but speculation about the movie’s plot, yet Spider-Man: No Way Home’s title itself hints at something that could be the closing chapter for Spidey’s MCU days.
Yes, this could be a case of the title merely referring to Peter finding himself dissatisfied with the outcome of Doctor Strange’s spell, but there’s also a slight chance this Tom Holland Spider-Man fans have grown to love ends up stuck in another dimension, that being Sony’s Spider-Verse. Such a plot twist would perfectly fit within the scope of Sony movies, as Into the Spider-Verse already featured an older Peter Parker lost in time and space working alongside Miles Morales.
After all, a Sinister Six movie has been on Sony’s radar for years and No Way Home could prove to be the best way to generate interest in that with its Spider-Verse infused plot also making for the perfect excuse to introduce other characters like Madame Web later on. Others are already doing their part as Venom will possibly feature J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson, who looks to be primed for a crucial role in No Way Home; and the same goes for Morbius by potentially bringing in Michael Keaton and Tom Hardy, respectively playing Venom and the Vulture.
For the past decade, and even further back in time, Spider-Man has consistently polled as the world’s most famous superhero whether it’s Marvel or DC, a feat that isn’t that surprising considering Spidey was always Stan Lee’s favorite child and how great Spider-Man games are on the PlayStation. It’s that kind of mass appeal (and antitrust regulations) that makes it almost impossible Sony will ever let Disney have Spider-Man in their almost complete Marvel collection.
Tom Holland will be making there’s still at least one more MCU appearance as Spider-Man, however, fans should see No Way Home as an entertaining opportunity to see the web-swinger save the world -whichever one it may be- alongside his friends from Marvel Studios, just in case that the home Peter can’t find is actually the one that belongs to Disney.
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03 September, 2021 - 05:26pm
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been following the Spider-Man: No Way Home rumors big time and it’s both seriously exciting and somewhat concerning. Possibly even fandom wishful thinking? Are we looking at the Sony Spider-Verse’s own Endgame or are we overblowing this? It can’t possibly be everyone being mentioned appearing in one two-hour movie, could it? And do we want to see that if so? Well, now that the trailer for Tom Holland’s latest outing as Spider-Man is out in the world, we know many of these rumors are entirely possible, and it’s time to prospectively decide which of these musings we’ll be the most broken up about if they stay rumors rather than concrete elements of the film.
So far, there are a few rumors that have proven to be true that we can absolutely count on. Alfred Molina’s Otto Octavius made his epic return with that “Hello, Peter” line at the end of the trailer, and we know that Jamie Foxx is back as Electro via the actor letting it slip in a quickly-deleted Instagram post. Per Far From Home's end-credits scene and J.K. Simmons comments, J. Jonah Jameson is also expected to be part of No Way Home. Also, there’s a ton of evidence pointing to Willem Dafoe’s return as Green Goblin, especially considering that pumpkin bomb reveal. Now let’s talk through the rest of the yet-to-be-confirmed rumors, and how much we do or don’t want to see them.
Yeah… I don’t think anyone wants to see this. No offense to Dane DeHaan, as he wasn’t given the best arc to work with in The Amazing Spider-Man anyway. Oh, and the actor has even shared that he would much rather “do something new” than revisit the version of Harry Osborn he played alongside Andrew Garfield. So with that in mind, not only is this a very unlikely rumor, but my least favorite one that I’ve seen in the mix.
Now this one feels more possible considering fans have noticed some hints of Sandman in the No Way Home trailer. Back in 2007’s Spider-Man 3, Thomas Haden Church played the classic Marvel villain in between James Franco's New Goblin and Topher Grace's Venom, and it was fine. But I’ll be honest, if he shows up in No Way Home, I might actually be a little disappointed. Do we really need more of this character? No, but I guess if we’re doing Sinister Six it could pay off!
One of the most ridiculous wastes of talent in a Spider-Man movie was when Paul Giamatti showed up in the final sequence of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Rhino following a teasing introduction at the beginning of the movie, and absolutely nothing came from it. Though at the time, Sony did not know it would be pulling the plug on the next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man series. Giamatti was a great pick for Rhino, and even for a moment more, it would be fun to see the actor return to his short lived Marvel character.
Many people also believe Rhys Ifans’ Lizard is in the No Way Home trailer as well, though it’s one that not all fans agree on or see. Ifans played Lizard in the first Amazing Spider-Man movie, and it really complemented the origin story of Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker. This one seems kind of random considering Lizard isn’t necessarily the best or most interesting villain in the Marvel canon, but I wouldn’t be mad at this considering how it could tie back to a seriously underrated Marvel film.
Now here’s a rumor I straight up just don’t believe will happen. Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man movies died in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Considering how heartbreakingly that went down, it is one of those things that should not be resurrected without care. Now, Stone could come back as an alternate Gwen, such as Spider-Gwen, but it doesn’t feel like it'd fit in with the story. That being said, I would absolutely geek out if Emma Stone turned up in No Way Home.
Of the Spider-Man past girlfriends, this rumor feels more likely, especially to the legacy of the original Spider-Man movies. Spider-Man 3 really left fans hanging in terms of Peter and MJ’s relationship, and it was really pivotal to the franchise. If Tobey Maguire shows up in No Way Home, as a lot of fans claim, it would be cool to see where his personal life is at, including with a scene with Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson.
Since the No Way Home trailer dropped, fans have been in a flurry over some forearms possibly belonging to Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, made known from the Netflix series that was cancelled. Cox recently said he can “promise” that what fans believe to be a hint to his return are not his. Do we believe him? This Daredevil rumor does seem unlikely, but Peter Parker turning to Matt Murdock as his lawyer and that being Charlie Cox would be so awesome!
In my opinion, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio is one of the best Spider-Man villains we’ve ever had, and it would be absolutely amazing if he is not actually dead and the leader of this elaborate plot that drives a lot of No Way Home's narrative already. Mysterio very much put Peter Parker in the scenario he’s in, and for the character to return and assemble these villains of the multiverse would just be awesome.
Andrew Garfield was a fantastic Spider-Man, but his run was sadly cut short when Sony and Disney decided to reboot the character again for the MCU. A lot of people think it’s wholeheartedly going to happen, and while I’m still skeptical about it, I would 100% cry tears of happiness if Garfield does in fact make it into No Way Home.
Who I want to see between Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are honestly neck and neck, but Tobey Maguire gets the top slot because it’s been an even longer time coming than anyone. He is a legendary Spider-Man and the first big-screen Web-Slinger, and to see him interact with the MCU would be a dream come true for myself and many fans of the series.
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03 September, 2021 - 03:56pm
Marvel's What If...? episode 4 tacitly debunked the fan theory that Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) will be evil in Spider-Man: No Way Home. In "What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead Of His Hands," an alt-universe version of the Sorcerer Supreme went mad with power as he tried to reverse the death of his love, Dr. Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams). Not even an alternate version of Doctor Strange sent by the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) could stop the insane Sorcerer Supreme from collapsing his timeline.
Doctor Strange will be Peter Parker's (Tom Holland) new mentor (of sorts) in Spider-Man: No Way Home, taking the traditional place of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Parker turns to the Sorcerer Supreme for magical help in resolving his dilemma that the world now knows he's Spider-Man, thanks to J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) publicly revealing Peter's secret identity in Spider-Man: Far From Home. But Doctor Strange's magic accidentally opens up the Multiverse, which means Tom Holland's Spidey encountering the deadly foes of his predecessors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, like the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), and Electro (Jamie Foxx). However, fans are also suspicious of Doctor Strange himself thanks to his unusual behavior in Spider-Man: No Way Home's trailer, and the theory persists that Doctor Strange is evil and the movie's secret villain.
However, the fact that What If...? episode 4 showcased an evil Doctor Strange likely means that the Sorcerer Supreme won't be evil in Spider-Man: No Way Home in spite of appearances. This is because What If...? is purposely avoiding alt-universe scenarios that will be seen in upcoming Marvel movies. What If...?'s head writer A.C. Bradley and director Bryan Andrews pitched several ideas for the animated series but a few were rejected because of their similarities to MCU movies in Phase 4. For instance, What If...?'s creative team wanted to do an episode about Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) becoming Thor, but that's the plot of Thor: Love and Thunder. Bradley also had an idea for a Guardians of the Galaxy episode that was scrapped because it was too close to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. There was also a rejected pitch about old man Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Professor Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) teaming up, but Avengers: Endgame did it already in live-action.
What If...? has done an excellent job of exploring realities and concepts that can't and won't be done in the mainline MCU, like Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) becoming a super soldier, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) becoming Star-Lord, and the Avengers being murdered by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) before they could assemble. It's also now clear that What If...?'s mandate is to present scenarios that purposely won't be part of the mainline MCU. While Marvel could still swerve fans' expectations and present an evil live-action Doctor Strange in some fashion, it's safe to say that the Sorcerer Supreme won't be a power-mad maniac in Spider-Man: No Way Home that he was in What If...? episode 4.
Marvel's What If...? streams Wednesdays on Disney+.