Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s was originally meant to be the fourth film in the franchise.
Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures absolutely knocked it out of the park with Spider-Man: No Way Home. The threequel managed to unite three different Spidey generations, resulting in one of the most explosive superhero films. The idea was considered ambitious right from the get-go but the entire production team, especially writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers managed to knock it out of the park.
It turns out, however, that Spider-Man: No Way Home was meant to be the fourth film in Marvel Studios’ Spidey franchise. In fact, the film’s concept would have been teased in the third film, which was expected to have Kraven The Hunter.
In a chat with The Wrap, co-writer Chris McKenna detailed how Spider-Man: No Way Home was going to be a project that would have been tackled in the future. Instead, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige encouraged the writing duo to make the Spidey crossover the finale to the trilogy.
“We go, ‘OK, we know that we’re dealing with the fallout from that. What would happen?’ And that led us down different story roads that were not this story. And then, I don’t know if it was Kevin [Feige’s] idea, the idea of doing something with the other villains and teasing that at the very end [of the movie], I think in a tag was floated.”
“So we were coming up with different storylines that would just sort of write towards a tag like that. So inevitably we were like, ‘What if Kraven? What if [Other Villains?] and we were kicking around a lot of different ideas and then finally one day, for various reasons – there were reasons why we couldn’t do certain storylines – I think it was Kevin who goes, ‘Remember that idea with all the villains that we were talking about for a tag? That Sinister Six idea? Why don’t we just do it in the movie? Make this movie be about that?’ and then that just sort of blew everything open.”
Here is the synopsis for Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man No Way Home:
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.”
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Marvel’s No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx, with Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hardy.
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Source: The Wrap