Two days ago we got the official teaser trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home and unsurprisingly, it garnered the most views for any trailer in 24 hours with 355.5 million views. That’s 60 million more than the views Avengers: Endgame trailer got in 24 hours and that used to hold the record.
The trailer teased a lot of interesting things but one thing that is very clear is that it will include the multiverse. And have a theory why. Hold on to your butts. I’m about to go dark.
POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD!
So, we all know the slight tug-of-war that Sony Entertainment and Marvel Studios are playing over Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Sony wants to retain full control of the character so they can undoubtedly start including him in their Venom movies. But for now, Marvel Studios has him under their wing. But they are going to have let go of him somehow.
After this third Spider-Man film he’s set to only appear in only one more Marvel Studios movie, an Avengers-style film, due to their extended contract with Tom Holland. So how does Marvel Studios give fans what they want with a movie that manages to conclude a trilogy but at the same time make it where the franchise isn’t burdened with keeping Peter Parker in the MCU any longer?
Easy. Use the Multiverse as a way to get rid of Peter Parker. I can see it now.
Because this is the third film something tragic is going to have to happen. Maybe, in an effort to contain and defeat the multiple antagonists that he and Doctor Strange have unleashed on the world, he will have to sacrifice himself, disappearing with the villains back into the multiverse and into the waiting hands of Sony Entertainment so that they can use him for their Spider-Man/Venom/Morbius crossover films by incorporating the Multiverse theme.
This way, Marvel Studios will have disposed of Peter Parker until they need him to make a surprise in a later Avengers film. It makes all the sense in the world and while slightly depressing, would be a fitting and moving way to end Spidey’s MCU trilogy.
Because we all know the iconic saying, “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Do you like this theory? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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One thought on “The Tragic Reason Why the Multiverse May Be In ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’”
I think, if the film does bring back Maguire and Garfield, that it will almost be a trial balloon to see if giving them their own movies again might be a possibility. It will give their potential sequels more cred if people see them as being in one big multiverse with the MCU, rather than being completely disconnected. Since Vulture is already in Morbius, I think Tom Holland being in other Spider-verse movies is already going to happen. I think a loosening of those rules might’ve already been negotiated the last time Sony and Disney went to the table. It’s hard not to see them considering Spider-Man 4 with Raimi and potentially Maguire both already back on the playground. If the studio does any research, they’ll probably detect a demand for that movie. It seems like we’re a ways off from another MCU team-up movie, so Sony has a great interest in utilizing Spider-Man on their own in the next few years however they can.
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