‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Title Explained

Spider-Man 3, titled No Way Home, is scheduled to be released this December 17 – but what’s really behind its questionable name? Here’s our theory about why the third film is called No Way Home rather than any other thing, and how the story can be clarified by analyzing the title.

First, we must start out with the thing that happened last: Peter Parker (Tom Holland) was swinging around the city with his girlfriend MJ (Zendaya) right when a news broadcast begins – J. Jonah Jamieson reveals Parker’s identity as the real Spider-Man (a secret he was attempting to keep for as long as possible), showing a recording of Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) blaming Peter for everything that’s happened. 

Because everyone now knows Peter Parker is Spider-Man, what could happen? The answer: he has no way back to his old life. So, No Way Home could signify that Peter Parker has no way to get back to his previous life, the times he called “home”, in disguise as just a normal high school student while being a young asset of the Avengers. He can run, but he can’t hide…

Doctor Strange set to return 

Not only will Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon return in Spider-Man: No Way Home, but there’s also a new addition to the cast: Benedict Cumberbatch! The famous actor who previously played Doctor Strange and Sherlock Holmes will come back for Spider-Man 3, probably to help Peter Parker. You know, a high-school kid can’t do much on his own.. 

Stephen Strange is dubbed one of the strongest Avengers, so there’s no doubt he will be a great assistant to Peter as he struggles to return to normality after his Spider-Man identity is revealed. Carrying the Time Stone on your necklace and having energy force fields acting as shields projecting out of your hands are all great advantages in battle! What could happen with this brand-new MCU duo? 

New set photo shows bloody, bruised Peter Parker 

You can’t be bleeding and bruised for no reason! Just recently, on March 28, one of the first set photos was disclosed: Peter Parker back in his Spider-Man suit with a smile on his face, but looking like he just fought a hard battle and won by the skin of his teeth.

What Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man doesn’t realize is that there’s a much bigger challenge out in the world (or even the universe! Or the multiverse!) than a standardized test provided by Midtown High School. WandaVision’s Nexus commercial may also lead into the plot of No Way Home: due to Doctor Strange being featured here, the movie is prone to include a visit to the Nexus of All Realities. 

Doc Ock will be featured in No Way Home 

Doctor Octopus aka Otto Octavius (short name Doc Ock), played by Alfred Molina, has been confirmed to be featured in No Way Home with a character poster and multiple photos spreading across the Internet as spoilers from Molina himself. For the comic fans, this is a pleasant surprise: Doc Ock was once a fan-favorite from the old Spider-Man comic books. Then he got his live-action debut in Spider-Man 2 (Peter Parker not played by Tom Holland, though); he now returns once again in the next Spider-Man film! Similar to the Falcon in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Ock wears something on his back powered by a small machine – however, instead of wings, they’re…well, octopus tentacles. For what, you ask? Grabbing your enemies! They’re also useful for holding things when your hands are full.

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