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Heartbreaking tragedy leaks from ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Published Sep 26th, 2021 11:24AM EDT
No Way Home Scene
Image: Sony and Marvel

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Spider-Man is so popular with fans and the movies are always highly anticipated events that make plenty of money. Some of them might be better than others, but fans will still want to see them all. That said, the excitement around Spider-Man: No Way Home is unparalleled. That’s because Sony and Marvel are about to deliver a story unseen before in any Spider-Man movies or even in the MCU. We’re looking at a multiverse/Spiderverse film. Multiple Spider-Man versions will face off against six villains who appeared in the previous Spider-Man movies. That’s the biggest No Way Home secret, a spoiler that leaked over and over in the past few months.

Some of the No Way Home leaks out there also say the film will have its own heartbreaking moment. If you’re a fan of spoilers, you already know what that scene is supposed to be. And you’re probably dying to uncover the secret. It so happens that a leaker claims to know a key detail from said scene. But we can’t look at it before telling you that significant spoilers might follow below.

The mysterious Spider-Man leaker

We’ve often talked about a leaker who goes by the name Spider-Fan on social media. That’s because the leaker posted several still images from No Way Home that showed Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man suits. Sony confirmed the photos are authentic by attempting to remove them from the internet with copyright claims. The leaker then posted a video of Garfield wearing his Spider-Man suit. That’s when we realized that one of the images the leaker got came from that particular scene — the Garfield closeup.

The leaker also showed us screen-grabs from footage featuring some of the Sinister Six villains who were teased in the first No Way Home trailer. According to those images, Willem Dafoe and Jamie Foxx will play Green Goblin and Electro, respectively.

Finally, the leaker posted a No Way Home scene from a VFX employee. That image gave us a look at Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) jail, where the sorcerer will imprison the villains from the Spiderverse. That leak showed us Sandman, The Lizard, Doc Ock, and Electro all in separate cells. If Spider-Fan’s claims are real, it also cost the original leaker his or her job.

All that is to say that Spider-Fan seems to have access to genuine No Way Home information. Ultimately, these are still leaks, so nothing can be confirmed until we see the movie.

This brings us to that heartbreaking scene in No Way Home, and this is your last chance of avoiding the upcoming spoilers.

Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer
From left to right: Ned (Jacob Batalon), MJ (Zendaya), and a blond person. Image source: Sony and Marvel

The big No Way Home death scene

We’ve also explained often that death is an element that Marvel routinely uses in its MCU movies to emphasize the severity of the threats in the stories. The films might be fun PG-13 adventures filled with action that everyone can enjoy. But Marvel wants them to be more emotional than bland superhero flicks where the main characters always survive, and everyone ends up happy. While the Avengers usually win in these stories, there’s often a price to pay. The heroes are hurt, physically and mentally. And some of them, or their loved ones, die in the process.

No Way Home will have its own death scene in the third act. That’s a heartbreaking plot detail that we’ve seen in several leaks so far. It’s still unclear who dies at the end of No Way Home. But some of those leaks claim that Marvel and Sony have shot different versions of the scene to prevent the major character death from leaking.

The characters who are most likely to die in No Way Home are Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), MJ (Zendaya), and Ned (Jacob Batalon). There’s always a possibility that one of the other Spider-Man heroes will perish while battling the villains. Whatever it might be, the death scene in No Way Home will supposedly drive Tom Holland’s Peter Parker mad with rage, to the point where he’d consider murdering the main villain.

As a reminder, No Way Home picks up right after Far From Home. Peter has to defend himself against allegations that he killed Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). That’s something he never intended to do. But if the No Way Home death scene is accurate, we might see Peter get to the point where he really would want to kill a villain.

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doesn’t tell his followers who dies in No Way Home in the following tweet. But he claims that it’s not going to be a Spider-Man variant. That’s an important detail that should put your mind at ease.

According to the leaker, No Way Home is only the first Spiderverse live-action movie. We’ll see more of them in the future, featuring additional Peter Parker variants.

We explained earlier that No Way Home helps both Marvel and Sony advance their agendas. Marvel wants its multiverse story, while Sony wants its Spiderverse universe. No Way Home helps with both of them. The film will give us the first multiverse film in the MCU. As for the SSU, it’ll help Sony link up all its Spider-Man movies and prepare for the future.

Killing a Spider-Man variant this early in the Spiderverse would go against Sony’s interests. Tom Holland is the leading Spider-Man, so he can’t die. But Sony and Marvel might have plans for the others as well. Maguire, for example, might cameo in Doctor Strange 2.

Separately, well-known Marvel insider Daniel Richtman posted on Twitter that No Way Home is only the start of the multiverse saga. This is a detail that seems more relevant for the MCU rather than the SSU. Even so, having a Spider-Man die in a climactic No Way Home scene wouldn’t make sense.

Speculation aside, Spider-Man: No Way Home premieres on December 17th, with a second trailer reportedly dropping in the coming months.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.