A Reddit leaker has reported important details about Spider-man: No Way Home, which also includes the possibility of the death of someone close to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. Till now, the plotline of the film, due to release in late 2021, is still under tight wraps and it’s via its different official and rumoured castings that many theories, including the chaos of the multiverse being the core theme, have cropped up. And this recent leak comes from a Redditor, who had accurately reported who The Falcon And The Winter Soldier’s mystery cameo was going to be.
According to the various reports and rumours in the last few months, it is known that William Defoe’s Green Goblin, Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus, and Jamie Foxx as Electro are returning to their respective villainous roles from previous Spider-man films by Sony Pictures. J.K. Simmons has already returned as J.J. Jameson, Daily Bugle’s annoying Editor-in-Chief, which more or less confirms that Marvel Studios is indeed ready to usher in the multiverse that has been teased since MCU Phase IV began.
As per the Redditor, SpideyForever245, there will be a lot happening in Spider-man: No Way From Home. The last appearance of Peter Parker saw him trying and failing to come to terms with the fact that his real identity has been outed and he has been framed by Mysterio for killing him. The film will reportedly begin with Peter in court where he will be desperately trying to prove his innocence.
While the Reddit thread doesn’t establish how the multiverse will be triggered but by the time events of Spider-man: No Way Home takes place, it is already leaking and villains from different worlds are entering into the MCU’s Earth. Doctor Strange will be caught up in trying to single-handedly round up these villains and imprison them in a special cell he has made. Initially, Peter will be of little to no help in capturing the villains, as he will be focused on clearing his name. But when he would inadvertently end up freeing the ones that Doctor Strange does manage to nab by incorrectly using some form of magic, it would become his job to bring them back to prison.
While Tom Holland has assured that neither Tobey Maguire nor Andrew Garfield is in the film, there have been several reports that seemingly support the possibility of their return as Spider-man from their respective universes. The Redditor also claims that the two actors will be present in the second and third acts of the film, presumably to capture the villains from their Earths. Allegedly, the villains will all be fighting over getting their hands on a Star Arc reactor and the three Spider-man will join forces to stop them.
The leaked report further suggests that while the heroes will manage to herd back all the villains to the prison, they will fail to capture Willaim Defoe’s Green Goblin who will kill someone close to Peter. He will be left heartbroken and even mad enough to attempt killing the villain. The last time this Marvel villain killed someone in the cinematic iteration of the comics was in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-man 2, where Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin led to Gwen Stacy’s death. But as killing Emma Stone was one of the obvious mistakes that quashed the second attempt at reviving the webbed superhero, chances are slim that this supposed death in Spider-man: No Way Home could be Zendaya’s Mary Jane.
While the Reddit thread itself was deleted later, what affords authenticity to the Redditor’s claims is the fact that they had correctly reported that the very much hyped The Falcon and The Winter Soldier cameo was going to be Julia Louis-Dreyfus, before the fifth episode of the Disney+ series aired. Though this could mean that their leaks about Spider-man: No Way Home is the real deal too, it’s still best to take in the information with a pinch of salt.