Spider-Man: No Way Home With its 3-way webslinger team-up, it’s earned its place as easily the MCU’s most successful multiverse saga offering to date, so you’d think a deeper dive into Spidey’s film history would have been even more popular. Well, think again.
As we’ve already learned, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker’s exact encounter with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s wall-crawler went through a few different iterations before the plot we see was settled. It turns out that in one version of the plot, Doctor Strange and Peter 1 were even drawn into Maguire and Garfield’s universes, allowing them to interact with familiar scenes from the Raimi Spider-Man trilogy and The Amazing Spider-Man Films.
Concept artist Phil Saunders even revealed it his artwork for these scenes, including a piece incorporating Benedict Cumberbatch and Holland’s Peter in Maguire’s 2002 fight with Bonesaw Spider-Man. Certainly destined to leave fans salivating, right? Actually, they kind of hate it.
Contrary to popular belief, Marvel fans aren’t just interested in crossovers, as Redditors admitted that they were “glad” these scenes were cut as they “didn’t serve any purpose to the story.”
“That would have been easy [felt] like meaningless fan service,” wrote another no-maintenance fan.
To others, this would simply have highlighted the superior visuals of the earlier films in comparison No way home.
Honestly, visiting other familiar universes seems like something we’re bound to do Avengers: Secret Warsso we hope people respond more positively to that than to those things No way home Crossovers.