After months and months of rumors and speculation, the official title for the third Spidey film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally been revealed: Spider-Man: No Way Home.
With both Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange and Jamie Foxx’s Electro already confirmed to appear (and other characters like the various Spider-Mans and Doc Ock rumored to pop up), it’s clear that the multiverse is going to be blown wide open in this film, reshaping the future of the MCU as we know it.
Given both the title and the multiversal implications surrounding the film’s plot, this could be a hint that whatever happens to Spider-Man in this film (or rather, wherever Spider-Man ends up) will represent his future: there’s a possibility that Spider-Man is sent over to Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters and kept there.
That theory only carries more weight when you consider that Holland only has two more appearances left on his MCU contract: one of which is this film, and the other being a crossover film (i.e. Avengers or whatever). Hopefully, following the predictable mind-blowing success of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sony and Disney find a way to renegotiate for more films while Holland bounces back and forth between the franchises. The two Hollywood powerhouses have found a way to strike a bargain before and hopefully, they’ll be able to do so again, as there is simply too much money to be made by having Spider-Man, arguably Marvel Comics’ most popular character, in the MCU, the most successful movie franchise of all-time.
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At this time, Spider-Man: No Way Home — which is set to star Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Foxx, and many more — is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on December 17, 2021.