WARNING: Major spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Look away now if you haven’t seen it!
Spider-Man: No Way Home is officially here and it was an absolute whirlwind.
There were big reveals, nostalgia kicks, hints at future plot lines and scenes of absolute heartbreak.
And there were some comebacks. Just a few.
So, if by the end of the film you felt like you needed to watch it all again to take it in (because same tbh), here’s a reminder of the biggest moments of the latest instalment as Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker.
This is your last spoiler warning if you haven’t seen it!
Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield
Well that was a moment that’s going to go down in film history.
Maguire! Garfield! Holland!
It was predicted by many, many fans, with some even correctly guessing that certain shots in the trailer had been edited, but there is little that could have prepared Spider-Man fans for the reality of seeing three Spider-Men on screen.
Not only did they make epic appearances, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s iconic characters mentored Tom’s Peter, and had emotional redemption moments that fans have needed for up to two decades.
Basically, it was everything we could have ever hoped for, and we will never, ever get over that one fight scene shot. You know the one.
Plus, we had a tiny reference to Miles Morales and we’re taking that and running with it. Shameik Moore, we hope to see you very soon.
Ned is magic!
What initially looked to be a throwaway joke about Ned (Jacob Batalon) believing he has magic in the family turned out to be a deeply important plot point.
Ned clearly has similar powers to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, with the teen being able harness magic.
He gets to grips with it very quickly, being able to open portals into other universes and bringing Andrew and Tobey’s Peters into his world.
Here’s hoping it’s explored more in future films because we love this for him!
Oh hey Charlie Cox
Kevin Feige hinted it would happen at some point, but seeing Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock was a joy.
He didn’t stay for long, but managed to get us all onboard in a matter of seconds, before casually saving Peter’s life and declaring that his super-powered reflexes were just down to him being a ‘really good lawyer’.
Obsessed doesn’t even cover it.
Villains of old are back in business
As the multiverse came into play in No Way Home, we saw the incredible returns of Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin, Alfred Molina as Doc Ock, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Thomas Haden Church as Sandman, and Rhys Ifans as The Lizard.
Willem’s return as Green Goblin was a particular standout, but every single one of them have still got it.
Peter wins a fight against Doctor Strange
This was unexpected! Perhaps a reminder to people not to underestimate our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, Peter figures out the mirror dimension impressively quickly, webbing up the sorcerer.
We later find out that Strange has been dangling over the Grand Canyon for 12 hours while Peter has been attempting to ‘cure’ Spider-Man villains of old.
If you want a job doing…
Aunt May’s death
We’re still not okay. Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) has been one of the only constants in Peter’s life, with this scene sure to break every fan’s heart.
Okay, it did provide some brilliant acting from Tom, but we’ve still not forgiven anyone involved in this decision. Justice for May!
Tobey Maguire very nearly dies
We may have walked straight out of the cinema had we actually witnessed the death of Tobey’s Peter.
Thankfully, our lord and savior and favourite pizza delivery guy can handle a stab wound or two from Green Goblin, with Andrew’s Peter giving him a helping hand back to his universe.
Everyone’s forgotten Peter
In one of the most heartbreaking ends to a Marvel film we’ve seen in…well, since Infinity War, Peter is forced to make everyone forget about him in order to save the universe(s).
That includes Doctor Strange, Ned and MJ, with the ending of the film showing him deciding not to re-introduce himself as they get to grips with life at college.
How this is going to pan out is yet to be seen, but MJ promises Peter she’ll figure it all out just like she did last time. And we believe her!
Venom is on his way
Following on from the Venom: Let There Be Carnage end-credits scene, which saw Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) transported to the MCU, he rocks up in a bar in the post-credits scene.
He’s seen speaking with Venom, his alien symbiote second personality about Thanos and the events of Avengers: Endgame, or ‘the alien who loves stones’.
Towards the end of the scene, he’s seen deciding that he should pay Spider-Man a visit, before we see a small droplet of the Venom symbiote left behind at the bar.
So what does it mean? Presumably, Venom and Eddie are going to make Peter’s acquaintance in the next Spider-Man film.
With Tom’s contract recently being renewed, and producer Amy Pascal saying we could have as many as three new Spider-Man films on their way in years to come, it’s safe to say we haven’t seen the last of Peter’s adventures.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in cinemas now.
Credit: Original article published here.