After breaking all records, the new trailer for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ leaves us clues about what the multiverse means in the MCU chronology. We go over all the theories and details.
The teaser of Spider-Man: No Way Home released by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures has smashed all the records of Avengers: Endgame, one of the highest-grossing films in history, with the most viewed trailer in the history of YouTube. Up to now. The film starring Tom Holland continues to be a trend on social networks, and fans are wondering what the Phase 4 film will bring. We have selected and explained the best theories and assumptions which will blow your mind.
The theory of Doctor Strange as a villain?
Doctor Strange is Mephisto! Well, calm down. We know from the trailer that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, who will be back in a Marvel movie ahead of his cinematic adventure scheduled for next year, will do well. He is to blame for the chaos generated after the spell he casts to make everyone forget the real identity of Spider-Man, and many think that it is not a failure: it is a spell consciously performed by someone who is not the real Strange. Yes! You guessed it: it’s Mephisto. Surely, if you are comic book readers, you will remember the famous Mephisto that turned the Marvel universe upside down.
We are talking about the One More Day event, something that happened after the Civil War, just when the good old Peter Parker revealed his secret identity by positioning himself in favor of the superhero registration law promoted by Iron Man. That made many villains go directly not only for the wall-crawler but for his loved ones. Aunt May passed away, her friends were in constant danger, and Spider-Man had a hard time. Mephisto, the demon of the dark arts, an evil, manipulative, and truly treacherous being, decided to offer him the opportunity to save his aunt and make everyone forget who he was in exchange for losing his marriage to Mary Jane. In other words: Peter Parker made a pact with the devil.
Thanks to this the continuity of the character was rewritten. Parker returned to be Spider-Man in secret and his aunt survived. Based on what we’ve seen in the trailer, it appears that Strange’s spell will have similar consequences. Now several possibilities open up. Is Strange Mephisto? The truth is, we believe that it is unlikely. But some clues make us think that this will be the case. When Peter enters the Supreme Sorcerer’s Sanctum Sanctorum, the house is filled with snow. A literary reference to the ninth circle of Hell from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, or perhaps the aftermath of the alien attack on New York during Endgame.
Although in the teaser it seems that Strange does not manage to combine well because of Parker’s insistence and hence the fracture of reality, the subsequent sequence of the train shows us Doctor Strange without his cape and attacking Parker? It’s complicated, we admit it. What we do bet is that the plot will be similar or with similar, consequences and collateral effects included. When Jamie Foxx announced that he was going to bring the Electro of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 back to life, a move that initially puzzled us, the actor and music producer dropped a phrase that is to frame: “Everything is possible in Marvel. “
The idea that Matt Murdock will appear in the movie
A few years ago when Netflix canceled Daredevil, many feared that the character suffers some sort of reset for possible reintegration into the chronology of the MCU. The production of the streaming platform was remarkable, it captured the essence of the savior of Hell’s Kitchen very well, and also, Charlie Coxx adapted well to the character. Kevin Feige, the mastermind behind Marvel Studios, was already talking about it a few months ago.“I take into account everything that has happened before, be it our movies, the television series, the comics, the video games, the cartoons … everything is available there as inspiration for the future of Marvel,” he explained. Sounds optimistic, right?
Well, in the trailer of Spider-Man: No Way Home, we see how a figure takes a statement or listens to what a detained Peter Parker has to say, who is accused of a lot of crimes. If we stick to what has been said since the beginning of the year, Matt Murdock would help Peter Parker with the legal problems derived from the revelation of his identity, trying to offer him legal advice and reintroducing the hero in the MCU chronology after the cancellation of his series. Cox has always been open to playing the superhero again.
Three Spider-Man fighting hand to hand
We have been talking about it for about a year. Many of the actors involved have denied their participation or have clarified how they could re-don the tight red and blue Marvel spider suit, but you already know how it operates on the internet. If someone says no, it is very likely that they are. This theory advocates the appearance of the three Spider-Man of recent cinema, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland himself, fighting side by side to fight against the fracture of the universe caused by Strange.
In this scenario, the three superheroes fight against the villains of the past and the future, something that seems possible if we take Sony’s intentions into account and what was told at the end of Loki where the sacred timeline is fragmented into multiple realities. and slopes. It would be a bit of a live-action version of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a movie that we loved at the time and will soon have a sequel.