Yesterday on Instagram, Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon each posted a shot from the upcoming film and a title. Thankfully director Jon Watts gave them three false ones because we know how Tom always spoils things. Thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long for the real reveal, though! On the official Twitter this morning, Marvel shared a clip showing Tom, Zendaya and Jacob all discussing how they got false titles as they pass a whiteboard that reads Spider-Man: No Way Home surrounded by a ton of potential options (or ways to fool Tom).
That’s it, folks. The official title for Spider-Man 3 is Spider-Man: No Way Home. Now I have quite a few theories about this title and the fake ones shared yesterday. But before I jump into that, if you haven’t caught up on the films or WandaVision, I warn you now that the rest of the post will contain possible spoilers. To see the Twitter post announcement, jump to the “Spoilers Over” section below!! Is everyone good? Okay, let’s go!
We know that Jamie Foxx and Alfred Molina will be reprising their respected roles in the new film from casting news. This means that we are going to see villains from two different Spider-Man timelines. It has been hinted that their Spideys, Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield, will be appearing as well, but nothing has been confirmed. However, when we look at the titles provided yesterday, we can see how they may hinting at these two.
Now I have seen this theory from Games Radar. First, we have Tom’s “Phone-home” title. This could be a reference to his version of Spider-Man and how he is always calling home to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr). Jacob’s “Home-wrecker” could be a reference to Andrew’s Spider-Man wrecking through Gwen Stacey’s (Emma Stone) family. And finally, Zendaya’s “Home-Slice” could be a reference to Toby’s job as a pizza delivery guy in his franchise.
Their theory does make sense, but I have a bit of a different idea about these fake titles and the official one. Over the past few weeks, we have seen that Wanda (Elizabeth Olson) has been causing quite the ruckus in Westfield. Now it isn’t certain yet, but I believe these events will eventually cause issues within Marvel’s multiverse. The events of WandaVision have been hinted to lead up to the Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) film Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. But before we get to his film, we will have Spider-Man: No Way Home first.
This means there is a big chance Spider-Man and his friends will be dealing with the WandaVision after-effects as well. What if, at the beginning of the film, Wanda’s actions wreck (home-wrecker) the current universe as we know it sending everyone into different universes. This would explain seeing Jamie and Alfred’s villains from the other two franchises. Now we know Dr. Strange and Wanda will appear in the film as well. What if Spider-Man and his friends can get into contact with Doctor Strange or vice versa (phone-home) and he attempts to help guide them back.
But what if Spider-Man and friends aren’t able to make it back. What if Wanda or the one controlling her isn’t that easily defeated? They would be stuck there, which is really implied in the official title Spider-Man: No Way Home. Now, they will have to find a way to carve a little slice of life out of the world they are in (home-slice) until things can get fixed. which I think will take place during the Doctor Strange film. These are big jumps (maybe too big), but after these last few weeks with WandaVision, I am certain of one thing. We are going into the Multiverse one way or another.
Now that we have a title, we are a little closer to knowing what is coming in Spider-Man: No Way Home. What we do know is that along with the title, Marvel has officially announced the film will hit theaters Christmas 2021. I know it is pretty much a year away, but we still have quite a few other Marvel projects releasing beforehand to keep us occupied! What are your theories about the titles? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!
— Spider-Man: No Way Home (@SpiderManMovie) February 24, 2021