One of the main reasons why Spider-Man: No Way Home is one of the most exciting projects is because it will include some of the best things about past Spider-Man movies. There is a lot depending on this movie as it has a lot of details from the past films. It might end up being one of the most essential movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe considering it has a lot on its plate. The first trailer gave us a glance at what we will be getting with the movie but the second trailer has taken things to a whole new level. Let’s take a look at the various ways Spider-Man: No Way Home pays tribute to multiple things from the past Marvel projects.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will be featuring a lot of the past villains of previous Spider-Man movies and this will be one of the major parts of the movie. Ever since the first trailer for the movie came out we saw Alfred Molina reprise his role as Doctor Octopus while Green Goblin was also seen with a voice that was eerily similar to Willem Dafoe’s take on the role. But the new trailer has shown that some more of these villains will be making an appearance including Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, and Rhys Ifans’ Lizard.
While the villains are the only thing the trailers have indicated so far we will also be getting to see the Spider-Men to these villains also making an appearance. A recent leak confirmed that we will be seeing Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men next to the MCU Spider-Man. Considering this will be a major treat for the fans, Marvel has decided to reveal their scenes yet but if you look closely into the trailer you will feel their presence.
Captain America Tribute At Statue Of Liberty
Captain America has been one of the most important characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since Phase 1. There was no clear indication about how his retirement was explained in the post-Endgame projects but ever since then, we have been seeing various ways on how he is being honored. We saw in the upcoming Hawkeye series that there will be a musical that will explore his narrative. It seems Spider-Man: No Way Home will also honor him as we see that the Statue of Liberty is being modified with a Shield being attached to it. He will become the embodiment of liberty and freedom! But sadly, the tribute won’t be completed as it will all come crashing down.
The Final Battle Location
Fans of Marvel will know that Kevin Feige was one of the assistant producers on the X-Men movie. It was his first Marvel project. X-Men is actually one of the movies that might be the reason that we are getting to witness all these heroes come to life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This was honored with the final sequence of Spider-Man: No Way Home taking place at the Statue of Liberty, similar to how the final sequence of X-Men involved a battle on the top of the Statue of Liberty.
J. Jonah Jameson Is Back
J. Jonah Jameson was definitely one of the most awesome parts of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies as his character was essential to the development of Peter Parker. We saw J K Simmons return to his iconic role to give us one of the biggest cliffhangers in the MCU as he revealed Spider-Man’s true identity. It seems that we will be seeing more of the character in action similar to the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. He appears to be present in what appears to be a fight between Sandman and Electro. And his look with the hat is quite similar to what it was in Spider-Man 3.
One of the major Easter eggs in the movie has to be set up by the moment from the trailer where we saw Zendaya’s MJ falling down. This scene has been part of previous Spider-Man movies where we have seen both Kristen Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson and Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy. While the latter didn’t have a good ending and we saw Spider-Man lose Gwen Stacy. There is a chance that other than being a homage to this sequence Marvel is also making us wonder what might be the ending of the sequence where Tom Holland’s Spider-Man tries to help MJ from falling.
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