In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker seemed slightly careless when he asked for Doctor Strange’s help to cast the spell that would hide his secret superhero identity from the world once again. Actually, speaking about it, that happens to be the main reason for the plot of the film. Moving to the end of the movie, and Tom Holland’s Peter doesn’t care about having a secret identity anymore. Instead, he makes sure that everyone across the multiverse doesn’t have a slight idea of who he is.
The End Scene of No Way Home Had Us All Confused
After the tragic death of Aunt May, this seems like the only way to save MJ, Ned, and the millions of lives in this universe. The spell ends up working, and everyone forgets who Peter Parker really is. Marvel fans were pretty quick to point out some real-world consequences for an event like this. Does Peter Parker still have to pay his taxes? Will he be able to have a driver’s license? And then, what about all the pictures that he once appeared in?
As No Way Home writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers suggest, the answers to all these questions are something that future Spider-Man writers will have to deal with.
“We decided, let’s try to do it in the most satisfying way and just focus on the emotion of it,” Sommers recently told Variety. “And then if people have questions about some of those details that didn’t get answered here, we’ll answer them hopefully in another movie somewhere down the line.”
McKenna also went on to add that they also tried to keep it as simple as possible in the film. “Obviously, some sort of magical redaction has occurred,” the writer added. “At the end of all this, we didn’t want a lot of people trying to do magical math in their head.”
“You want to have that doughnut scene be him making the last piece of the sacrifice,” McKenna continued. “I could tell them everything. I can try to get my friends back. But I’d be going right back to the place of endangering my loved ones by bringing them into my life. And I can’t have that.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home is out in theaters now.