Spider-Man: No Way Home Lays The Groundwork For Peter Parker’s Exit From The MCU

A few notable facts regarding the MCU’s Spider-Man films:

A Still of Tom Holland's Peter Parker aka Spider-Man
A Still of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker aka Spider-Man

One of the most intriguing aspects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man films has been how the title relates to the plot. Homecoming was appropriate since the wall-crawler returned to New York following the Avengers’ appearance in Captain America: Civil War, but Far From Home showed Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in Europe attempting to outwit Mysterio. Interestingly, now that the official trailer for No Way Home has been released, it appears like this film is setting the groundwork for Peter’s exit from the MCU. The concept of home has struck a chord since it is more than simply a location in New York; it is Peter’s family, friends, and coworkers. As revealed in Infinity War, Peter will offer his life for this reality, which includes Aunt May, MJ, Ned, Happy Hogan, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. And, as the trailer suggests, that may be the case again in Jon Watts’ third feature.

No Way Home addresses villains such as the Green Goblin, Electro, Sandman, and the Lizard:

A Still Of All The Villains from Spider-Man: No Way Home
A Still Of All The Villains from No Way Home Green Goblin, Electro, Sandman, Lizard and Doc Ock

Many people imagined No Way Home was about villains like the Green Goblin, Electro, Sandman, and the Lizard becoming stranded after appearing in Sony’s Spider-Verse. However, there is a great possibility that the film will conclude with Peter as the person who is stuck in another universe and has no way of returning home. After all, he says in the teaser that he can’t save everyone, implying that Peter may be the final sacrifice, especially if he wants to bring the criminals home without murdering them. It might be magical, since he’s utilizing Doctor Strange’s magic to seal rips in space and time, or it could be scientific, with Peter and Otto Octavius perhaps closing the universe bridge. In any case, Spidey may end up in another dimension with no way of returning.

This would honor Tony Stark’s legacy, as he made a tremendous sacrifice, and here’s how:

A Still Of Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland
Spider-Man: No Way Home would honor Tony Stark’s legacy, as he made a tremendous sacrifice.

It would honor Tony Stark’s legacy, as he made a comparable sacrifice, and it would add interest to the MCU, leaving his loved ones and other Avengers reeling. Holland has stated that he does not want to portray Spider-Man in his 30s, so this is an organic approach to enabling other arachnid-based characters to thrive. Miles Morales is the most likely candidate. Ben Reilly clones, and even web-heads from Sam Raimi and Marc Webb’s flicks might fill the role if they become caught in the MCU, but Miles Morales is the most likely candidate. Miles may be motivated by the deceased Peter to take up arms as Next York’s new wall-crawler, which would fit the future generation of heroes like Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, possibly even opening the door to the Champions.

This would kill Peter without really killing him in the MCU, introducing Miles into the MCU:

A Still from the new trailer of Spider-Man: No Way Home
A Still from the new trailer of Spider-Man: No Way Home

More importantly, this kills Peter without really murdering him, allowing Sony to utilize him in films outside of the MCU’s timeline, alongside Venom/Eddie Brock, Morbius, and Black Cat as potential teammates or adversaries. Ultimately, finding a family away from his home would be the most difficult test for Peter, while still assuring that he could return someday as a stronger superhero and young man. Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in cinemas on December 17.

Azhan Ali
Azhan Ali

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