Yesterday we received three (!) Different Spider-Man 3 titles. However, it quickly became clear: None of the suggestions were meant seriously: Tom Holland's third solo adventure as a friendly spider from the neighborhood will neither be Spider-Man: Phone Home, Spider-Man: Home Slice is still called Spider-Man: Home-Wrecker.
Spider-Man 3: Official MCU sequel title revealed
Instead, a few hours later, the official title of the third Spider-Man film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was revealed: It is Spider-Man: No Way Home. The sequel follows on from the home motif of the previous parts, namely Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
As has become a tradition for a Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland, the title was "accidentally" given away. In a funny video, Holland can be seen with his co-stars Zendaya and Jacob Batalon, who dejectedly process the fake titles from Spider-Man 3. The No Way Home version is written on a blackboard in the background.
But what does the title reveal about the story of Spider-Man 3? Translated, No Way Home means that there is no way home for Spider-Man in the sequel. That sounds incredibly sad, especially in view of the recent events in the MCU. For me, there are two exciting motifs.
No Way Home: New York turns against Spider-Man
Spider-Man and New York - few superheroes have such a close relationship with a specific location. Although the MCU films regularly lure Hollands Spidey out of his homeland, the metropolis turns out to be a place to which he young Peter Parker can return even after devastating events like the Infinity War.
In the mid-credit scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home, however, this home turned against Spider-Man for the first time when J. Jonah Jameson publicly accused the superhero of being a murderer and, in support of his conspiracy theory, incriminating footage including naming his real name presented.
Spider-Man as Persona non grata in New York would undoubtedly be a devastating StremioMovies for the third part. After all the suffering, pain and loss that Peter Parker had to experience in the MCU, he is also deprived of the feeling of security in that city, through whose urban canyons he usually swings so effortlessly.
No Way Home: Spider-Man gets lost in the multiverse
This fact could lead to an escape movement. This is where the other big motif comes to light, which is hidden in the title Spider-Man: No Way Home. Based on all of the information leaked about the film to date, Doctor Strange opens the gate to the Marvel multiverse at one point in the story.
That brings with it a lot of exciting possibilities - especially appearances by characters from the old Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Completely independent of that, one picture has stayed in my head since yesterday's title unveiling: Tom Holland, who got lost all alone in the Multiverse.
I imagine Spider-Man: No Way Home as a very dark film that, contrary to all the potential cameos and guest appearances, ends on a tragic note of loneliness. First Spider-Man loses his home - and then himself. A heartbreaking cliffhanger presents itself before Doctor Strange rushes to the rescue in his sequel.
Spider-Man: No Way Home starts in German cinemas on December 16, 2021. Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness follows a few months later on March 25, 2022.
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How do you like the official title for Spider-Man 3?