Spider-Man: No Way Home is actually one of the biggest events both in terms of the MCU and Spider-Man movies in general. The movie has some of the most interesting things happen for any superhero character in general. We got to witness some of the most interesting interpretations of the character come together in order to make for a delightful cinematic venture. But the movie actually brought us one of the most chaotic events in the entirety of MCU and this chaos will continue to impact the future of the franchise. The ending of No Way Home might actually end up being a major problem for the future of MCU.
No Way Home
The movie might have managed to give us one of the greatest cinematic experiences by bringing together the best in the world of Spider-Man movies. One of the biggest theories surrounding the project was that we would get to see Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man. Not only that we also got to witness the past villains from the Spider-Man movies also make an appearance. This won’t actually be the only time we will get to see the effects of the multiverse create havoc. It seems that Doctor Strange will still be working out this chaos and he will require some help for doing that in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
MCU has been hinting at the concept of the multiverse for quite a long time and this has been quite apparent from the very beginning of Phase 4. Even though Spider-Man is responsible along with Doctor Strange for botching the spell, he manages to work out a solution in the end. This solution involved giving Spider-Man making sure everyone forget who Peter Parker is since the chaos was bringing people from the multiverse who knew Peter Parker was Spider-Man. The solution that he provided might have helped temporarily but it might have some adverse effects.
Ending of No Way Home
Spider-Man saw that each of the villains who appeared required some sort of help. The plan to help out the villains actually caused some chaos when we saw that Green Goblin actually had something else up his sleeves. But Spider-Man actually got to see some benefit of his plan when Doctor Octopus actually came back to his senses. Later when he unites with the two other Spider-Men they figure out a plan to save all of them. This was able to make sure that all of these villains were able to avoid their deadly fate back in their original timelines.
Last year we were introduced to the concept of variants and the multiversal chaos that can be caused in the Disney+ series Loki. Loki himself had died but his past version managed to escape his death in the sacred timeline and the Time Variance Authority caught him. According to a conversation between Strange and Spidey:
Doctor Strange: “It’s their fate (to die). You can’t change that any more than you can change who they are.”
Peter Parker: “But what if we could? What if we could change their fate?”
In the Disney+ animated series What If…?, we found out that messing with the timeline can have serious consequences. Even though we found out about this in a very dark narrative it actually had terrible consequences. We got to witness this very thing from Doctor Strange himself as he became quite selfish in using the Time Stone to save Christine Palmer. The Ancient One talked about some Absolute Points in the timeline that could not be changed, any changes to them might cause some serious problems in the sacred timeline. We might have actually gotten to witness the effects of this in the trailer for Doctor Strange 2.
Spider-Man preventing the death of the individual villains might have actually affected their own timelines. This could have caused a larger impact on the individual timelines that these villains came from.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released in theaters worldwide on May 6, 2022.