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NWH Writers Reveal The Multiverse Was Not Included In Original Story

By Mabel Judith Andrady
January 5,2022

The multiverse was not a part of the original plot for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Despite a brief disagreement between Marvel Studios and Sony that threatened to remove Tom Holland’s wall-crawler from the MCU, Marvel Studios and Sony’s latest collaboration went ahead. Fortunately, a compromise could have been reached; otherwise; Jon Watts’ record-breaking film would not have been made.

During Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker had to make the greatest personal sacrifice of his career. It was up to the young hero to deal with the public discovering his secret superhero identity after Mysterio’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) malicious confession at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home Besides, Peter had to deal with villains from other universes as well. Despite Dr. Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) efforts to assist him, his tampered spell inadvertently exposed Earth to multiple threats. As a result, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who played Spider-Man in previous films, returned to reprise their roles.

No Way Home Could Have Been Different


What Could be an Alternate Version of No Way Home?

Spider-Man: No Way Home, on the other hand, doesn’t appear to have any mention of the multiverse at all. For the third installment of the MCU series, McKenna and Sommers discussed a variety of storylines, but none delved deeply into other dimensions like the new MCU film; Variety reports. But instead of just hinting at the ending, they’ve decided to make it a central part of the story rather than leaving it as an afterthought. Here’s what McKenna had to say about it:

“We had gone down a couple different roads with different story ideas that were not [the multiverse] that would then tease something like this at the end of it. Why tease the multiverse when you can just do it?”

For the sake of not spoiling anything for the upcoming Holland Spider-Man trilogy, Sommers and McKenna chose not to go into the storylines they had in mind for the threequel. We all know that Spider-Man: Far From Home laid the groundwork for a different sequel than Spider-Man: No Way Home. In the wake of Peter’s revelation, many assumed that Kraven would be Peter’s next enemy.

The Multiverse Expands

The multiverse as seen in Loki

The multiverse as seen in Loki

Although it’s a match-up that many people would like to see, it’s also a possibility that Marvel Studios and Sony could explore. Not everyone was thrilled to learn that No Way Home would be taking on the multiverse. Nonetheless, it was a decision that was well-received. However, that wasn’t the case.

Everything worked out in the end. This is because No Way Home explored the multiverse in great depth, preparing audiences for what was to come. While working with Peter, Doctor Strange will face the consequences of his actions in The Multiverse of Madness. This is following his involvement in Peter’s adventure. In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror is confirmed to appear. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios will continue to build the multiverse.

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