In Spider-Man: No Way Home, for the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed to the world, bringing his life as a 17-year-old high school senior – as well as the lives of his loved ones – into the public eye. The danger and chaos that surrounds Spider-Man end up costing Peter – and MJ and Ned (who the media cast as Spider-Man’s accomplices) – their chance to get into college. Unable to stand by and watch his friends’ dreams dashed, Peter asks Doctor Strange to restore his secret. Strange, who carries the weight of having made the decision that took the life of Peter’s mentor (Tony Stark), is moved by Peter’s entreaty and agrees to help him.
Strange begins to cast the Spell of Forgetting, but when Peter realizes the spell will cause MJ, Ned, May, and Happy to forget he’s Spider-Man, he wants to have it both ways. Endeavoring to have everything exactly as it was before Mysterio revealed his identity, Peter changes the parameters of the spell while Strange is casting it — inadvertently opening a Pandora’s Box that starts to bring everyone who knows Peter Parker is Spider-Man in every universe into the MCU.
Strange contains the spell before an infinite number of visitors come through, but unfortunately for Peter, the people who make it through are Spider-Man’s enemies in other universes. Now, Peter must face the most formidable villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe, while trying to protect his future with MJ and Ned. In this powerful culmination of Peter Parker’s MCU origin story, Peter will make the costly sacrifices that true heroes make every day in order to help others.
Join us in the video above as we discuss our SPOILER review of the movie; discussing every aspect of the movie, including the after-credits and what this means for SONY-verse and Spider-Man 4 as we answer, “Is No Way Home THE BEST MCU movie of the year and of Phase 4?” and more. You can also check out our spoiler-free review.