Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts has equated the upcoming threequel to Avengers: Endgame in terms of scale and scope.
Avengers: Endgame is pretty much the biggest movie of all time. Sure, it isn’t the highest-grossing film of all time (though it once was until an Avatar re-release in China dropped it down a peg) but the sheer scope of the project was huge. The film assembled almost every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for its climactic battle, wrapping up a decade-long saga that started in 2008 with Iron Man.
In a way, Spider-Man: No Way Home is trying to one-up Avengers: Endgame by creating a Spider-Verse like narrative that sees previous Spidey villains being brought in, like Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and Jamie Foxx’s Electro. It has also been rumored that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will also pop up in the threequel, making No Way Home a must-watch for three separate generations of Spider-Man fans.
In a recent interview with Empire, director Jon Watts discussed how Spider-Man: No Way Home is just as big and weighty as Avengers: Endgame, equating his threequel to “Spider-Man: Endgame”.
“We’re definitely trying to be ambitious How ambitious? It’s ‘Spider-Man: Endgame’,”
In the same interview for the cover issue of the magazine, Tom Holland revealed how he was originally pitched the idea to see all the previous villains return but didn’t think it would actually be possible.
‘Wow, that would be awesome if we could pull it off. But there’s just no way it’s going to work. You’re just not going to be able to get everyone to do what they need to do. It’s just not going to happen.’ But it did happen. And it’s crazy.”
Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige also spoke to the outlet, revealing how he wanted to bring back Doctor Octopus into the fold but couldn’t imagine anyone else playing the role besides Alfred Molina.
“I remember having discussions with Amy Pascal years ago, ‘Do we want to revisit villains we’ve seen before?’ No, let’s do Vulture, and Mysterio, and characters we haven’t brought to the screen before. But I remember thinking, ‘How would you even do Doc Ock again?’, because Alfred Molina is perfect casting. If you ever brought him back, it would have to be him somehow.”
No Way Home does feel like the proper culmination for the franchise and the fact that previous villains are being brought in through the multiverse is just insane. Two new stills from the film were recently released, with one of the most exciting ones being an image of Spidey running as Doctor Octopus prepares to hurl a car at him.
Here is the synopsis for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home:
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.”
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Alfred Molina.
No Way Home is currently set to be released on December 17, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.