Some of the surprises in Spider-Man: No Way Home weren’t “tied up” until mid-shoot

ATTENTION: This article includes spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home. The writers of the third Spider-Man movie in the MCU reveal that some of the actors who returned in the film did not sign until mid-shoot.

Spider-Man: No Way Home has become the highest grossing film of 2021, a merit that is even more commendable if we bear in mind the global situation with the pandemic and that it has not been released in some countries yet.

The new adventure of the wall-crawler Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is born out of the final events of Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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With his identity revealed to the world by Mysterio y J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker will end up asking for help Doctor Strange so that your life and that of your friends return to normal.

Stephen Strange’s spell will go awry, and villains from other realities will fight their way into his to take revenge on Spider-Man. Villains unknown to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, but not to us.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the writers of Spider-Man: No Way Home discussed the challenge of writing a movie that depended on so many factors, especially negotiations with actors who had to return to their roles years later.

Chris McKenna y Erik Sommers especially highlighted the case of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who returned as versions of Spider-Man.

Neither of them signed until filming was about halfway through, but the writers emphasize that they had to write the story “assuming they would have them.”

Luckily, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures handled the negotiations well and we all got to see the Spider-Man trio taking on iconic villains like Green Goblin, Electro, Sandman and Lizard.

Naturally, if some negotiations had not come to fruition, the writers would have had to remake some sections of the film to fit other characters or other actors.

Of course, Spider-Man: No Way Home would not have been the same without its large doses of fan service that have dazzled the public.