Spider-Man: No Way Home is one of Marvel Studios’ most ambitious projects up to date, possibly one of the most ambitious comic book movie adaptations of all time. Seeing the return of characters from previous Spider-Man franchises, that have never previously been connected to the MCU, successfully created the live-action spider-verse that all spidey fans deserved.
That being said, despite the fact that Spider-Man: No Way Home was packed full of moments that confirmed many rumours online, not all rumours ended up being true. So in today’s list, we’re going to go through the top 7 rumours that ended up seeing the light of day, with some rumours possibly just being born out of theories on the internet.
Matt Murdock AKA Daredevil
In 2020, Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock became one of the first rumours to start floating around the web. The internet went into a full meltdown over the rumour but many deemed it fake, despite Kevin Feige himself confirming Cox would one day return as Daredevil prior to the movie’s release in theatres.
Nevertheless, it ended up being true and within the first 10 minutes of the movie, Matt Murdock appears and even ends up providing legal aid to Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man himself.
If you searched the web as much as the typical MCU fan did to find any clues for Spider-Man: No Way Home, you may have come across rumours online that stated dialogue from previous Spider-Man franchises would be spoken again in the third MCU Spider-Man instalment – which as far fetched as this sounds, it actually ended up happening.
Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man
One fan favourite across the many rumours that circulated the web was that Andrew Garfield would be reprising the role of Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Garfield was probably questioned by almost every major reporter, talk show host, and even people on the street no doubt about his possible involvement.
However, Garfield would hilariously deflect questions about the rumour which quickly became an internet sensation when he started telling everyone that he wasn’t the “werewolf”. This is a reference to a game he played as a child when the werewolf was essentially considered to be a liar, or at least in his analogy of the game.
Aunt May was widely speculated, theorised, and rumoured to be getting her own death scene, played by Marisa Tomei. It was also theorised that Aunt May would end up delivering the responsibility speech, which is typically spoken by Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben – both of these rumours and theories did end up happening in the movie.
Live-Action MCU Spider-Verse
It is also noteworthy to mention that for months before the first trailer was even released, theories on the internet were quickly spread about a possible live-action Spider-Verse in the MCU. Well, that has officially become a reality as Tom Holland’s Peter Parker broke the multiverse, in an extremely Spider-Verse fashion, pulling in villains and Spidey variants from various universes – and hopefully, we haven’t seen the end of that quite yet.
Tom Hardy’s Venom
Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock, aka Venom, travelled to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man universe during the post-credit scene of Venom: Let There Be Carnage. However, it had already been speculated and rumoured prior to this happening that Sony and Marvel Studios wouldn’t be able to resist a crossover event, which is only briefly teased during the post-credit scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Andrew Garfield Saving MJ
Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker losing Gwen Stacy the way he did… was traumatizing, to say the least. A couple of rumours suggested that Andrew’s Peter would save MJ in a similar situation to Gwen’s death. Crazily, this rumour was true, it happened and it was amazing! (pun intended).