Spider-Man: No Way Home could be the most essential movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This movie might predict the events regarding the future of the MCU itself. At the same time give us a glance into what to expect from future projects. Ever since the trailer has appeared multiple fan theories have spread regarding the project. While some of these theories regarding the movie might sound too far-fetched, others actually make sense. Often Marvel has used these fan theories as the means to tease us. They’ve actually used some of them in the movies. A new theory suggests that the Avengers will forget about Peter Parker following the events of the Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Mysterio’s final words at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home became one of the biggest cliffhangers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This event was one of the most significant moments in the comic books too like during Civil War. Iron Man made Spider-Man reveal his true identity to the public. Peter Parker is made to face the adverse consequences as a result and loses his life. This is something similar to what we get to see in the opening moments of the trailer for No Way Home.
Everyone around Peter Parker is made to face the consequences as much as Peter does. Not only that but the fact that Peter is also accused of murdering Mysterio puts him in a really desperate situation. His move to make everyone forget about Spider-Man’s true identity makes absolute sense. He goes to the Sanctum Sanctorum for seeking Strange’s help. This was in order to make sure everyone forgets about that everyone forgets about the events. Which could have lead to further problems for the people around him. Strange agrees to help him out and what follows are the events leading up to the opening of the multiverse.
Theory: The Avengers Will Forget About Peter Parker
What Spider-Man: Far From Home did with this movie is something none of the previous live-action renditions of Spider-Man have been able to do. Fans are wondering if similar to the events of Infinity War the sequel, No Way Home, might be able to make everyone forget about Spider-Man’s identity. The theory suggests that this is what might possibly end up happening as everyone including the other heroes in the MCU might also end up forgetting about Peter Parker.
If we analyze the moments during the spell taking place in the trailer we can see Doctor Strange clearly states that everyone will forget about Peter. Peter stumbles to the thought of all the people that should still remain aware of his identity and Strange replies, “that’s not how the spell works”. This could clearly mean that his identity will be forgotten by everyone in the MCU.
This could be seen as a parallel to the finger-snapping or blip events in the Infinity War and Endgame movies. When Hulk tried to bring back Black Widow as he snaps his fingers while wearing the Gauntlet, he failed to do so. Black Widow had sacrificed herself for the change of retrieving an infinity stone and it was something that could not be redeemed. It seems Strange’s spell might have similar consequences.
What This Could Mean For The Future Of Spider-Man
This all seems to indicate a terrible future for Spider-Man’s character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But this also indicates a possible path for the character to be removed from the Marvel Cinematic Universe entirely. Though that sounds like a very harsh move we can guess that Marvel might have other plans to deal with that. And yet, this does seem like a possible gateway for Spider-Man’s character to be saved for Sony’s exit from the Disney deal. With only one more project left for Tom Holland to appear as Spider-Man after No Way Home let’s hope we get to see more of the fan-favorite character.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released on December 17. The rest of MCU’s upcoming roster includes Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Marvels, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Fantastic Four, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Deadpool 3, and Blade. We’ve also got several MCU shows for Disney Plus including Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion, Ironheart, I am Groot, Armor Wars, Echo, Wakanda, and Okoye.