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. 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 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 break down the top 7 rumours that ended up seeing the light of day.
Peter’s Legal Aid, Matt Murdock
In 2020, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) became one of the first rumours to float on the web. The internet went into full meltdown over the news but many deemed the news fake. However, it was true and within the first 10 minutes of the flick, incomes Matt Murdock AKA Daredevil provided legal aid to Peter Parker!
I haven’t even mentioned the multiple plot leaks of his scene that were released, all true. Plus, Charlie Cox is also going to be starring in many more MCU projects in the upcoming years. (reportedly)
“The Power of the Sun”
If you searched the web as much as we did for No Way Home, you will know what we mean when we say the word; dialogue. Dozens and we mean dozens, of lines from the movie released months before release. Some examples are:
- Power of the sun in the palm of my hands
- Lines of Electro confronting Peter Parker (Garfield)
- Green Goblin Lines
- Tobey explaining his organic web
- Matt Murdock stated he is “a really good lawyer”
The list is endless.
The Werewolf of the MCU
One of my favourites is Andrew Garfield deeming actual evidence of his involvement in No Way Home as fake. Many will know of the leaked set images and video footage of Garfield, fully suited, on the set itself. The best thing to come out of that was Garfield himself declaring the leaks fake on national television!
Nevertheless, the video of Garfield had been proven real by professional VFX artists. Plus, most fans had an inkling that Garfield was hiding the truth from the very start. So was it true? You bet, but we will leave that till later in the article.
“With Great Power…”
The leak of Aunt May leaving the MCU in one of the most brutal ways yet was sadly a leak-plus theory that came true. Aunt May is struck by Green Goblin’s glider brutally and doesn’t quite manage to survive her injuries.
The reveal is that Aunt May is truly the ‘uncle ben’ of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, with her last words being the responsibility speech. This iconic line is later addressed properly during a scene where all three Spider-Men reminisce on when they were giving the same speech.
MCU and Sony’s Spider-Verse
This leak was deemed fake by countless users online, and opinions flooded in stating it would never happen. That’s right, an MCU Spider-Verse storyline that no one believed in has finally come true. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have officially joined the MCU reprising their roles as Peter Parker and Spider-Man.
By far one of the best moments in cinema history, the MCU magically pulled a live-action spider-verse storyline with perfection. Sure they could have given certain characters some more depth in the film *coughs in Lizard* but you can only do so much in 2-3 hours.
Plus, Andrew Garfield’s performance has opened up to speculation that this might not be the last time we see him in the MCU… however more of that later.
Something that had been rumoured for almost a year, then essentially confirmed in Venom 2. Venom and Eddie Brock’s introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe has happened twice now! Looks like Sony and MCU are teaming up even more to give us the live-action Spider-Man vs Venom we all deserve.
His scene in No Way Home is short and during the post-credits BUT it led to a bright future for the return of Venom. During the post-credit scene, Venom is transported back to his normal universe (we can only assume). While Eddie is sent back, it seems like Venom was not… or at least a piece of Venom.
A small sludge of venom symbiote stays behind somehow, confirming even more of his future in the MCU. Where will we see Venom next?… Probably in Venom 3.
Are You Ok?
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 not intended).