‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ leak confirms this fan favorite is back for MCU debut
There's no film that's as anticipated as 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' (NWH). There's also no film that's as widely leaked as NWH. For months now, we've seen stills, behind-the-scenes images, and even the first trailer of the film find its way online. Despite efforts, it seems Marvel and Sony just can't stop the leaks. On November 7, another pair of stills from the film found their way to the internet, dropping some pretty big hints at what fans can expect from the movie.
There's a lot of hype for his movie, and with good reason. With the first trailer, Marvel confirmed Doctor Strange would play a key role in the movie, which was hinted at with leaked set photos back in August. Since then, the speculation has only increased. Of course, there's the long-held rumor that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would be back, which so far Marvel has hinted at, but never fully acknowledged. Another key character many are hoping to see is Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock.
Well, the new leaks may all but confirm the expected appearances in the movie. The leaks were originally uploaded by movie pundit John Campea but quickly taken down. Nonetheless, they have found their way all over Twitter and Reddit. We can't share the images here with you, for obvious reasons, but we will describe them as best as possible. If you do want to see the images for yourself, they are still available on social media.
This fan-favorite is back
The first image, which Campea acknowledges is probably a fake is one of Tom Holland, Maguire, and Garfield all standing together in their suits near the river. It's really hard to say if this is genuine, but Campea did tweet, "HO-LY S--T. Ok, so I've shared Spider-Man photoshops before with like 12k retweets like this one... Then today I get sent these and think they're also GREAT photoshops because the one image has the classic mistake of having inconsistent placement..." He followed that up with another saying, "of the light source. In the image the light source is on the left side of Tom and Andrew's face, but on the wrong side of Tobey's. Obviously photoshop. 5 mins later someone contacts me saying they MIGHT be real, so just to be safe I delete them. Go eat dinner..."
HO-LY SHIT. Ok, so I've shared Spider-Man photoshops before with like 12k retweets like this one: https://t.co/wwO8B4iXPY Then today I get sent these and think they're also GREAT photoshops because the one image has the classic mistake of having inconsistent placement... (pt.1)— John Campea (@johncampea) November 9, 2021
(pt.2) of the light source. In the image the light source is on the left side of Tom and Andrew's face, but on the wrong side of Tobey's. Obviously photoshop. 5 mins later someone contacts me saying they MIGHT be real, so just to be safe I delete them. Go eat dinner...— John Campea (@johncampea) November 9, 2021
The second one though is even more intriguing since it harks back to a claim made by Tom Holland in an interview with Empire. "It’s four people sitting at a table, having a conversation about what it’s like to be a superhero, and it was amazing," he told the publication, revealing three of the characters to be Happy Hogan, Aunt May, and Peter Parker. So what about the fourth?
Holland couldn't say, but he did acknowledge the scene was "one of the coolest scenes I’ve ever shot." Campea's second leak appears to indicate that the mystery character Holland is referring to is none other than Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock. The still shows Murdock sitting at the table, in what appears to be Aunt May's home. He appears to have the same appearance as he did in the Netflix 'Daredevil' series, complete with red-tinted glasses and a suit.
This certainly appears to be a genuine leak, given that it lines up perfectly with Holland's claim, and the set also mirrors the interiors we have seen in past films, and the NWH trailer. It's unclear if he will feature in the next trailer, but given the leaks, it appears Marvel and Sony will have little choice but to.