‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Release date, plot, cast, and all you need to know about Marvel’s third film on the comic-book superhero

Tom Holland and Zendaya's upcoming MCU movie will be called 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' and will also feature Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Release date, plot, cast, and all you need to know about Marvel’s third film on the comic-book superhero
Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon and Zendaya in MCU's 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'(IMDb)
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After a confusing tease from Spider-Man franchise cast members Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon and Zendaya, Marvel has officially confirmed that Peter Parker’s next big-screen adventure movie will be called ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. The forthcoming film is directed by Jon Watts and will start following the events of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, where we saw J Jonah Jameson (JK Simmons) revealing to the world that Peter is, in fact, Spider-Man and has murdered Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).

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Several reports were alleging that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would be returning for the upcoming superhero movie. Holland, however, has denied such rumors. Holland also talked about the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ script and how it was being figured out as the production moved along.

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Release date

Marvel Studios and Sony Films' ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is scheduled to release on December 17, 2021, in theaters. However, the release date might be affected if the coronavirus pandemic surges in the United States.

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Plot

As of now, there are no official plot details revealed to the media. However, we can assume it based on the movie’s title and what happened in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’. The title, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, suggests that Peter will have a hard time going back to Brooklyn, where everyone knows his real identity. Following the death of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, there are very few people whom Peter can trust. The movie will also feature Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who might help him going back home or Peter inadvertently gets lost in the Multiverse with him.

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The forthcoming Spider-Man movie might also get a reference from ‘WandaVision’. Since we know Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) plays a significant role in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, fans wouldn’t be surprised if the conclusion of the Disney+ show has some kind of impact on the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ narrative.

Cast

Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man

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Holland, 24, rose to stardom for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’.

Tom Holland (Getty Images)

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Holland made his feature film debut in JA Bayona’s Spanish disaster movie, ‘The Impossible. For his role of Lucas, Holland won several awards, such as the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance and London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year.

Zendaya as MJ

Zendaya, 24, is a noted actress, singer, and producer. She began her career working as a fashion model for Old Navy, Mervyns, and Macy’s.

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Zendaya (Getty Images)

Zendaya’s first role was in the 2012 TV movie ‘Frenemies’ where she starred as Halley Brandon. However, she made her feature film debut as Michelle in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. In 2019, she began starring in the HBO drama series ‘Euphoria’, where she plays a 17-year-old drug addict and the narrator of the series.

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Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds

Batalon, 24, made his debut in 2016 when he starred in ‘North Woods’. He landed his first major role in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ as Peter’s best friend, Ned.

Jacob Batalon (Getty Images)

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For his role in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, Batalon has reportedly lost over 102 pounds (46 kg).

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr Strange

Cumberbatch, 44, is considered one of the most influential people in the world. Over the years, Cumberbatch has starred in several notable projects like ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, ‘Sherlock’, ‘The Desolation of Smaug’, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ and others.

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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (Getty Images)

Apart from ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, Cumberbatch will also star as Louis Wain in Will Sharpe’s biographical drama movie, ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’.

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ will also feature Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon, aka Electro, Alfred Molina as Otto Octavius, Tony Revolori as Euguene Thompson, among others.

Director

Filmmaker Jon Watts is back in the director's chair after his success with 'Spider-Man Homecoming' (2017) and 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' (2019), which earned more than $1.1 billion globally, making it the highest-grossing Spidey movie of all time.

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Jon Watts attends the Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man Far From Home" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 26, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

Trailer

Sony and Marvel have not released any teaser or trailer for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. We will update this space as and when the official trailer releases online.

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Where to watch

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 17, 2021, in theaters. The movie will also get a digital release on Disney+, but the digital release date is not yet revealed by Marvel Studios.

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