Spider-Man: No Way Home is definitely one of the most exciting projects that have come out of the MCU. The most exciting bit from the movie is the fact it has some of the most awesome moments in a single Spider-Man movie. The studio is known for paying attention to a massive amount of details that allows the fans to explore more than what is served. But often there are certain plot holes that are left in the narrative that makes us wonder about what we might be getting to see in the movie. Spider-Man: No Way Home creates a plot hole with Electro and here’s how it references the events of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Electro in No Way Home
One of the most exciting things about Spider-Man: No Way Home has to be the fact that it features past villains from the other Spider-Man movies. It was actually one of the biggest theories surrounding the movie and fans were wondering when they would get to see it. Amongst these villains was the inclusion of Jamie Foxx’s who had a nice touch to his appearance in the movie. The character becomes an interesting villain while the individual heroes try to battle them. But Electro actually ends up creating a plothole when he says that Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man is a good hero but he always thought that he was a black kid.
Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Jamie Foxx’s Electro first made his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The movie had various moments that showed the character confronting Spider-Man. But throughout all these interactions we can be very sure, none saw Electro discover Spider-Man’s true identity. Even Dane DeHaan’s Harry discovers Peter’s secret quite later when Emma Watson’s Gwen Stacy shows up and uses his name. But this occurs quite later when Electro had been annihilated by his own means and with a little bit of help from Spidey himself. This creates a major plot hole as in how this villain came to find out about Spider-Man’s identity.
While Electro might have made a cheeky reference to the possible character of Miles Morales in the MCU, this actually creates a major plothole on the narrative of the movie in itself. Doctor Stranges specifically mentions that the botched-up spell was actually bringing people from all over the Multiverse who knew Peter Parker was Spider-Man. This is because the spell was something that exists between the borders of the known and unknown as told by Wong. That would clearly mean that Electro actually knew the true identity of Spider-Man.
There is a chance that Electro might have overheard Peter’s name being taken by Gwen when Gwen comes in knocking the former with the car. This could also mean a completely different possibility that Electro might have known about the name only and never went to find out regarding who he was and what he looked like. The rest of the villains who appear in the movie had actually seen Peter Parker other than knowing his name. While this may not be a clear explanation regarding the plothole, it does give the possibility of one event that might have happened.
Another plothole in the movie is regarding the teleportation of Venom and Eddie Brock in the MCU. This was something that had fans baffled for quite a long time now ever since we saw the post-credits scene for Venom: Let There Be Carnage. No Way Home actually makes use of this narrative by continuing it and giving us the possible origin of Venom in the MCU. There is a chance that Venom might have been aware of Spider-Man and Peter Parker based on his vast knowledge. Eddie just got brought in along with him because he might have also gotten some insight into that when Venom allows him to take a sneak-peek. There is a chance that the upcoming Venom movie or Spider-Man trilogy might pick on this and give us a proper explanation.
Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons, Jon Favreau, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Rhys Ifans, Thomas Haden Church and the previous two Spider-Men.