Spider-Man: No Way Home

Trivia: SPOILER: Although it was the film's worst kept secret, whenever asked, Andrew Garfield would deny, sometimes vehemently, that he would be appearing in it.

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Trivia: At one point in the film, Ned makes a promise to Peter that he will never turn into a supervillain and try to kill him. This is a reference to Ned Leeds in the comics being one of the men to take up the mantle of Hobgoblin.

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Trivia: Spider-Man asking Doctor Strange to cast a spell in order to make people forget that he is Peter Parker is similar to the comics storyline "One More Day." After the events of "Civil War" where Spider-Man revealed his secret identity to the world, he made a deal with Mephisto to save Aunt May's life in exchange for Mephisto nullifying Peter's marriage to Mary Jane Watson. As part of the deal, Mephisto erased everyone's memory of Spider-Man being Peter Parker.

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Trivia: During one of his shows, J. Jonah Jameson advertises his own brand of health supplements. This is likely a reference to far-right discredited conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who likewise would advertise his own health supplements on his show.

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Trivia: Electro is surprised to learn that Spider-Man isn't black because he is from Queens and helps other people. He then ponders that there may be a black Spider-Man in another universe, a reference to Miles Morales.

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Trivia: The title of Flash Thompson's book is "Flashpoint." This is likely a reference to the DC Comics crossover event of the same name, which similarly deals with familiar characters from alternate universes.

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Trivia: Elements of this film were so secretive that Sony permitted critics at the press junket to only view 40 minutes of it.

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Trivia: An official poster wasn't released for this film until only around 6 weeks before its release date.

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Trivia: !SPOILERS! Despite their prominent appearances in the film, being featured in most of the third act in multiple major sequences, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were actually only on-set for a surprisingly short two weeks. For reference, filming for the entire movie took just over five months, meaning they were on-set for less than 10% of the total shoot.

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Trivia: SPOILER: Prior to the film's release, unconfirmed reports stated Charlie Cox would appear in the film as Matt Murdock, reprising his role from the Netflix series Daredevil. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige practically spilled the beans days before the release, stating that if the day ever came that Marvel would use the Daredevil character in their films, Cox would be playing him. The episode of Hawkeye that premiered the day before this film's release all but confirmed this, as Vincent D'Onofrio was revealed to be reprising his role as Kingpin from the aforementioned Daredevil series.

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Trivia: The tattered purple hoodie that Green Goblin wears over his flight suit makes him more closely resemble his comic book counterpart.

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Trivia: !SPOILERS! Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield gave a lot of notes on their characters, which the writers gratefully accepted. For example, Maguire didn't want too much revealed about what's been happening with his Peter, aside from the fact that he was still with Mary Jane. (Presumably to leave his adventures up to the fans' imaginations.) And Garfield wanted his Peter to be a bit more ferocious/emotional compared to his first two films to show how Gwen Stacey's death changed him.

TedStixon

Trivia: Spoiler Alert: When Sandman and Lizard are cured and turned back into humans, the footage of them in their human forms is actually digitally manipulated stock footage and alternate takes from their respective original films. Ex. When Sandman turns human, it's using manipulated stock footage from the subway fight scene in "Spider-Man 3." When Lizard is turned human, it appears to be an alternate angle/B-roll from footage featured in the final battle of "The Amazing Spider-Man."

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Trivia: Jon Watts is the first director in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to complete a trilogy of films.

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Suggested correction: The Spider-man trilogy aren't technically MCU films although Spiderman has appeared in MCU films and characters from MCU have appeared in this. As Spider-man is still own by Sony...at this point its just character cross-overs and little else. MCU still don't have full ownership of Spider-man yet.

Gavin Jackson

That's incorrect. All 3 films were co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios and distributed by Sony. Tom Holland's Spider-Man IS part of the MCU because Sony shared the rights to the character and the films are not only set in the MCU, but part of the franchise. It should be noted that Marvel Studios and the MCU are two separate things. The MCU doesn't really own anything because it's the setting, not the company.

Bishop73

Trivia: Following the release of the film, Guinness World Records recognized Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe as having the longest careers portraying live-action Marvel characters, clocking in at 19 years and 225 days, surpassing the 16 years and 232 days record previously held by Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart for their respective roles of Wolverine and Charles Xavier from the X-Men franchise.

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Trivia: Before the release of this film, the original 2002 "Spider-Man" movie was still the highest grossing solo-Spider-Man film domestically at $407 million, and had been for nearly 20 years. It was finally surpassed by this film on only its ninth day of release. (And this is despite being released during the pandemic when the box office was generally underperforming).

TedStixon

Plot hole: The whole premise of the movie is that due to a botched spell, people who happen to know that "Peter Parker is Spider-Man" are pulled inside this universe. It's a bit of a stretch already that amongst those people is...Peter Parker himself, twice over, but let's say it makes sense. The problem is that Jamie Foxx's Electro does not meet this condition; he never found out. You could say it's a retcon or it's a different universe from the original movie's, but even this cop-out explanation is negated by the movie itself when Max Dillon makes a joke that shows that he didn't know Spidey's identity or even race.

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Suggested correction: Although Max didn't discover Peter's identity on film, an explanation of why Max knows his name IS offered. When the villains are talking about what happened before they found themselves in the MCU, Max indicated that once he tapped fully into the power grid and information systems, there was nothing he didn't know at that point. Since we know there is a clandestine organization tracking Peter from the end of ASM1, it's possible Max gained the info from their database.

In the interest of clarity, you refer to the one line that goes "I was stuck in the grid, absorbing data."? Nothing about tapping fully, and becoming omniscient as the correction presents. So we have to give it that specific meaning and make a connection to the obscure postcredit scene by Fiers in the unfinished trilogy that asks Connors if he said anything to the boy imagining that it produced data that was 'on the grid' somehow, and Electro never processed this information in the movie. Not sure if it's quite an"explanation offered", since the movie offers none. It's a 'possible' explanation like the other one people use, about hearing Gwen say Peter's name (I like this one better because at least it would give a special meaning to a throwaway line and I do I love attention to details).

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Suggested correction: I don't find it such a stretch that he knew Peter's name but didn't know what he looked like.

Electro didn't learn Spidey's name during the events of the original movie.

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When Spider-Man is explaining his plan to defeat Electro to Gwen, Gwen addresses him as "Peter." Electro was laying on the ground nearby and likely would have heard this. Presumably, knowing that Spidey's real name was Peter was enough to pull him in.

There are almost 10,000 "Peter" in New York alone in our world. Knowing just the super-common first name wouldn't cut it and the movie does nothing to support this theory, in fact does everything to undermine it (Strange's explanation, Electro's joke, complete lack of addressing it, etc). Also if he overheard that bit in the original movie, he would have also learned their plans to defeat him.

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It's not shown, but Harry could have shared details off-screen.

What kind of details and for what purpose? Harry himself learns that Peter is Spider-man when Electro is already dead and they had a very improvised and loose alliance to begin with.

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Suggested correction: I guess we're all going to ignore the fact that this Electro has a completely different look than the Max we saw previously. It's quite possible he's from a different universe.

DetectiveGadget85

All that means is he went through similar experiences and has a similar appearance as the Max they knew. Ala J. Jonah Jameson.

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Suggested correction: It's not people who know who is Spider-Man that are spilling in, it's people who are connected to him in any way.

lionhead

No, no. Strange says it explicitly "That little spell you botched, when you wanted everyone to forget that Peter Parker is Spider-man? It started pulling in everyone who knows that Peter Parker is Spider-man" and so on. That's why in the end they fix it by making everyone forget who Peter Parker is, not who Spider-man is.

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Question: Surely 'curing' the villains and sending them back to their own universes will have severe implications on the timeline. For example if Norman Osborn never dies in Spider-Man, then Harry never finds out, never becomes the new goblin and wouldn't be able to save Peter in Spider-Man 3?

Answer: Potentially, but there are way too many variables. Changes to the original Spider-Man timeline might have such ramifications that the events of the third film never come to pass at all! Or indeed the Norman Osborn that we see might be a variant of the one in the Spider-Man film, with his own timeline, or indeed making changes to the original timeline might split off multiple alternate timelines. There's just no definitive answer.

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