Spider-Man: No Way Home is the latest installment in Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise, but it appears to be about much more than our friendly neighborhood web-slinger this time around.
The first trailer for the new film was released at the end of August, giving fans a glimpse into the movie’s multiverse of villains. But, even after seeing the trailer, we still have a lot of questions about Marvel’s final film of the year. So, to keep track of No Way Home’s massive cast and end-of-year release date, here are the answers to a few of Spider-Man: No Way Home’s questions:
What’s Spider-Man: No Way Home about?
This film picks up right after J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) reveals that Spider-secret Man’s identity is Peter Parker in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Unable to keep his superhero alter ego separate from the rest of his life, Peter seeks out Doctor Strange’s help in the hopes of finding a magical way to prevent his identity from being revealed.
Doctor Strange gives it a go and appears to tear at the fabric of reality, unleashing a multiverse full of villains from previous Spider-Man films, including those from before the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When does Spider-Man: No Way Home come out?
On December 17, Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released. This release date is, of course, subject to change at Disney and Sony’s discretion. Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been postponed until October 15, with rumors of a January 2022 release.
Who’s in the Spider-Man: No Way Home cast?
Along with Tom Holland, who reprises his role as Peter Parker, his friends Ned (Jacob Batalon) and MJ (Zendaya), Betty Brant (Angourie Rice), and their teachers Mr. Dell (J.B. Smoove) and Mr. Harrington, who all return (Martin Starr). Happy is one of the regular cast members who has yet to be confirmed (Jon Favreau).
As for the actors who will be making their MCU debut, it’s unclear if anyone new will appear. We know for certain that Alfred Molina will reprise his role as Otto Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus, who was last seen in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 in 2004. We also have strong indications that Willem Dafoe, who played Norman Osborn in Raimi’s original Spider-Man film, will reprise his role as the Green Goblin, as well as Jamie Foxx, who played Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2. In true Marvel fashion, none of the cast members or even the trailer were confirmed prior to filming.
Perhaps the most pressing question for the film is whether or not previous Spider-Man iterations will join the cast. Tobey Maguire, the original live-action Peter Parker, and Andrew Garfield, who played Parker in the Amazing Spider-Man movie series, were rumored to make cameo appearances in this film. Unfortunately, we haven’t received confirmation that any of the other Spider-Men will appear in No Way Home.
When do Spider-Man: No Way Home tickets go on sale?
Marvel and Disney have yet to announce an official date for ticket sales to begin, but based on previous Marvel films, we can make an educated guess. Shang-Chi Legend of the Ten Rings tickets went on sale on Aug. 16, just 18 days before the film’s release date. If Marvel chooses a similar release date for No Way Home, tickets will go on sale on Monday, Nov. 29. Of course, we’ll have to wait until the movie’s release date approaches to know for sure when tickets will go on sale.
Will Spider-Man: No Way Home be released on Disney Plus?
Spider-Man: No Way Home, unlike Black Widow, will not be available on Disney Plus on the same day it is released in theatres. It’s unclear when or where the film will be available to stream because it’s a co-production between Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony (although Netflix and Disney both brokered deals to feature the studio’s movies on their respective platforms in the years to come). Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a Marvel film, will be released on September 3 and will be available on Disney Plus 45 days later, but Sony has yet to agree to a similar plan for Spider-Man: No Way Home.