It has been almost a week since the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home was released. After the trailer, everybody is seen talking about the multiverse, Doctor Strange, the regrouping of the Sinister Six, or the possible comeback of the Spider-Men. Hardly anyone is talking about the real problem in hand there was, how were Peter Parker’s loved ones coping up, now that he was a state criminal. What happens to Aunt May and others?
Peter Parker was introduced in the 1960s and has been a masked superhero ever since. His hidden identity is his most important trait and losing it would be straight-up catastrophic. Spider-Man’s identity has been emphasized upon in both the previous franchises. Tobey’s Spider-Man managed to keep his identity safe until the end of Spider-Man 2. Andrew’s Spider-Man told Gwen about himself and she ended up dead on the battlefield. And now Tobey’s identity has been revealed to almost everybody in the world, so it will be interesting to see how his life changes after this revelation.
MCU’s Spider-Man has never been good at keeping his alter-ego a secret. Tony Stark identified him without his knowledge, he openly tells his name in front of Doctor Strange and is just found wearing the costume in from of Aunt May and Ned. However, he didn’t need to tell MJ. She isn’t regarded as the smartest in Midtown High for no reason. Although this was in the past when only a handful of people knew the truth. Now that the world knows, things are not going to be the same ever again. A whole army of bad guys are on their way to this world and with almost no help, his friends and family are left defenseless.
THE DEPARTMENT OF DAMAGE CONTROL (DODC)
The DODC is a crew for cleaning after an accident, a calamity, or even a war. It was first seen in the MCU in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and has been a recurring organization ever since. Since it’s more of a cleaning crew, its jurisdiction over criminal activities is rather limited. But after the blip, many organizations would have been merged or just given more responsibilities. So it might be possible that the DODC diverted from a cleaning company to a more law-enforcing body.
DODC Agents are seen interrogating Peter, May, and Ned and even accusing Peter of the death of Mysterio. It is possible that DODC even follows the Sokovia Accords and tries Peter Parker as a full-fledged member of Avengers. But how does it involve Aunt May and Happy Hogan? Are they investigating every one of his friends?
HAPPY HOGAN- ALWAYS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE!
If we have seen one thing in Jon Favreau’s Happy Hogan, it is that he tends to always get in the line of fire. Even though he is a human, he is never afraid to fight with someone above his weight class. If you observe his character more closely, he tends to be a supporting character in the first movie, a little more involved in the second, and somehow finds himself in deep shit by the third movie.
Happy Hogan’s character tends to follow his arc in this movie. He is seen with a worried face looking over a combat team with assault rifles raiding what looks like a safe house. The location is all up in flames. Happy has had his fair share of intense moments throughout the MCU, so to see Happy this worried does imply the seriousness of the situation.
HOW DO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE KEPT SAFE?
When Spider-Man had to go through a similar situation in the comics, his friends and family sought asylum at the Avengers Compound. However, now that he is being charged as a murderer and terrorist, this solution seems a little impossible. And since Happy, Ned, MJ, and May knew about his identity before the Mysterio incident, they may be charged as an accessory to murder as well.
To keep everyone safe, Peter Parker sought out Mystic Arts and pays a visit to Doctor Strange. He describes his situation to his fellow Avengers and he agrees to help even though what Peter is asking is impractical. Peter explains that how “this [his situation] is hurting a lot of people.” Peter’s continuous nagging leads to the spell going awry, and his world opens to the threats of the Multiverse.
Spider-Man has surely moved up from just a friendly neighborhood superhero. It would be thrilling to see him take on the entire Sinister Six in the upcoming movie. The movie is set to hit the theatres on December 17, 2021. What is your take on the trailer? Do you have any theories regarding the plot of the movie? Do let us know in the comments.