As 2022 opens, there is a HUGE subject to talk about when it comes to last year: Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Right as the last month of the year arrived, we got the biggest movie of the year. Spider-Man barged in, shattering the multiverse and our expectations along with it. I can safely say that we got a lot more than what we asked for, in a completely awesome way.
It looks like a big mystery from the movie has been solved, so behold the courtesy spoiler alert. If you choose to keep reading, it’s on you. Now that we got the warning out of the way, let’s discuss. In one of the most amazing scenes from the movie, our favorite children’s party magician is yet again trying to fix a mess that Peter Parker has created.
As the world’s reality is cracking before their (and our) eyes, we see some mysterious silhouettes. I must admit that during the movie I was only able to figure out two of them. Everything was moving too fast and my mind was just constantly blown away that any intact neuron was firing at half speed. But now we have some confirmation!
WHO ARE SPIDER-MAN’S SILHOUETTES?
TikTok user Kevinmoranrob shared a video in which the identity of the silhouettes is revealed.
The two I had figured out were quite easy to see during the movie. They are Kraven the Hunter and Scorpion. Aaron-Taylor Johnson was recently cast as Kraven, and will have his own movie. Scorpion is currently rumored to be the next Spider-Man villain to hit the big screen. Actor Michael Mando plays Mac Gargan in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but that version of Mac did not have any powers (He is shown later on swearing to get revenge on Spidey).
Another character shown is Superior Spider-Man. This version of the web-slinger is quite an unusual one. Dr. Otto Octavius is the Superior Spider-Man. At the end of the 2012 series “Dying Wish”, Doc Oc takes over Parker’s body by swapping consciousness with Peter. This version of Spider-Man takes down the Sinister Six, executes villains in public, and develops “Spider-Bots” to patrol over the city.
Some of the other characters shown are familiar faces to the fans of the franchise. Black Cat, Rhino, and Mysterio. There is a lot of speculation surrounding all of those characters. Black Cat is rumored to be coming to the big screen, and we’ve already seen Rhino and Mysterio although the versions that we saw in No Way Home might not be the same character previously seen.
WHICH SPIDEY WILL TAKE THEM ON?
What I find most interesting is that, much like Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Electro, and Venom, those characters are all from different universes, meaning that they all know Peter Parker’s real identity. We can assume that Rhino is from Andrew Garfield’s universe. Where could have the other villains come from? Knowing that there is a version of Black Cat out there that knows Parker’s alter ego is really exciting to me.
With the overwhelming success of “No Way Home” and the recent announcements that Tom Holland will play Spider-Man for three more films, I’m sure we can expect to see those characters pop up. Whether that happens in Holland’s universe or Garfield’s (which is also rumored to get another movie due to the recent success of his appearance), I can’t wait to see all of these ideas come to life.
What are your thoughts? Who do you want to see on the big screen? Which villain would you like to see and in which universe? It took a long time but the multiverse is finally here, and ready to be explored. Don’t forget to follow our social media pages to stay up-to-date with all of our content. We have a tendency to drop exclusives!