‘No Way Home’ brings home previous Spider-Man actors

Ever since Marvel Entertainment announced the integral role of the multiverse in their upcoming movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” fans have been eagerly waiting and anticipating the film’s release. With the uncertainty of the franchise after the extremely popular film “Avengers: Endgame” ended the stories of many fan-favorite characters such as Captain America and Iron Man, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has easily become the most anticipated Marvel installment ever since. Perhaps, the film attributes this excitement to its overwhelming cast of characters and cameos.
In the wake of the events of the last “Spider-Man” film, where Mysterio revealed Spider-Man’s secret identity to the world, Peter Parker is forced to live in a hostile and public life as the unmasked superhero. As seen in the trailer, Parker, once again played by Tom Holland, enlists the help of another Avenger to get him out of this predicament—Doctor Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Parker and Strange work together to enact a spell to force the entire world to forget the true identity of Spider-Man, but something goes horribly wrong. The spell backfires, and the gateway to the multiverse is opened.
Later in the trailer, it is confirmed that both Jamie Fox’s Electro and Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock have slipped into the MCU from their respective franchises to terrorize Holland’s Spider-Man. These two cameos have called for heavy suspicion and rumor circulation regarding the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to return to their roles as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. More likely than not, these rumors are true, as a full cast of six villains would be far too many for Holland to take on by himself.
The actors’ returns to their portrayals as Spider-Man could also serve as a satisfying continuation of both Garfield and Maguire’s separate franchises, as they both had an abrupt ending after their turn as the web-slinging spider. Maguire and Garfield were originally signed up for a sequel to their movies, but they were cancelled in the early stages of production, leaving many fans in tears. Although Holland’s performance is generally adored by all, the return of these two previous actors could potentially draw an older audience into the new phase of the Marvel franchise.
Although not much information is known about “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” fans eagerly await its release. No matter its quality, this film will serve as the first landmark in a long line of the next generation of Marvel movies. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” releases in theaters everywhere December 17.