Fans’ suspicions about how the Spidey sequel ending will play out were just verified by Spider-Man: No Way Home’s director. In his most recent performance as Peter Parker, Tom Holland teamed up with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to battle five distinct supervillains. Additionally, at the end of the movie, audiences may finally see a traditional Spidey in the MCU.
Jon Watts went on publicly to expound on the creative intent of the trilogy’s conclusion in the recently released Spider-Man: No Way Home – The Art of the Movie. Through the three films, he explained, the crew wanted to show a side of Peter Parker that had never been shown before.
According to Watts, the concept for the third film was “always about how [doing] something” audiences “[hadn’t] seen before with Peter Parker:”
“When we were doing ‘Homecoming’, the discussions were always about how we do something that you haven’t seen before with Peter Parker… That steers you down a couple different paths and leads you to doing things like having his best friend find out his identity, and having his aunt find out, and then, at the end of the last movie, having the whole world find out.”
According to him, the entire trilogy was basically “[them] really [taking their] time” conveying Tom Holland’s Spiderman “origin story” after three films.
“So that was a fun thing to play with these new aspects. But in the end, you know, it was nice to be able to have everything coalesce into, at its essence, the simple story of Spider-Man. We just really all took our time telling the first issue of ‘Spider-Man’ — that origin story.”
Since No Way Home first debuted in theatres, fans have conjectured about this prolonged origin narrative, believing that it finished with Peter being impoverished, residing in a dilapidated New York apartment, and hiding his identity. And with this, Jon Watts formally declares that the finale of the film concludes the story of Spiderman’s MCU beginnings.