Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Initial Story Wasn’t About The Multiverse
The 27th MCU movie Spider-Man: No Way Home is still conquering the box office around the globe. Since its premiere last month, the movie grossed more than $600 million domestically and $1.368 billion in total. But now that movie is out, the number of questions isn’t any less than it was before the premiere.
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The movie was the ultimate gift to all Spider-Man fans. Tom Holland reprised the role of MCU’s web-slinger, and thanks to the concept of the Multiverse that was introduced in the MCU, the fans were also able to enjoy the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who played Spider-Man in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man duology, respectively. Now that both of these actors played the role again, many fans started demanding the sequels of their own franchises — Spider-Man 4 with Maguire and particularly The Amazing Spider-Man 3 with Garfield.
The concept of the Multiverse paid off for MCU and Spider-Man fans big time. But, co-writer Chris McKenna now revealed that the idea of the Multiverse wasn’t planned from the very beginning.
“We had gone down a couple different roads with different story ideas that were not [the multiverse] that would then tease something like this at the end of it. Why tease the multiverse when you can just do it?” — Chris McKenna for Variety
In the post-credit scene of 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio revealed Peter Parker’s identity to the world, which turned Peter’s life upside down even more than usual, and with his friends and family caught in the crossfire, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help, which opened the doors of the Multiverse.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home now plays in theaters. The movie has also set up the stage for Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the next MCU movie which will premiere in theaters next May.