Warning: This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No way home!
Spider-Man: No Way Home originally contained some “great” Marvel characters.
During an interview with The wrapNo Way Home co-writer Chris McKenna revealed that some key Marvel characters have been removed from the script.
“I don’t know if we can, to be honest, but there were great characters,” he said. “But almost too big, because it was always a balancing act, how we not only tell a story with all these great villains that we know we want to bring into this movie, the classics, but also how we do this style make a Tom Holland / Peter Parker story so that he is not completely overshadowed? “
McKenna briefly stopped revealing what characters would have played in the film. But it sounds like removing them would be a good idea. After all, Spider-Man: No Way Home doesn’t exactly lack heroes and villains.
With Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, No Way Home brought the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), The Lizard (Rhys Ifans), Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) with them. back to the big screen.
In addition to an appearance by Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), other Marvel characters may have made the film a lot more cluttered. It might even have shifted focus away from Peter Parker.
“Because at the end of the day, it won’t be a great Spider-Man movie if you don’t tell an emotional Peter Parker story,” added McKenna. “We had these riches that we needed … this huge idea [with] all these great actors, but we also had to tell a story that felt like we were telling a personal story for our main character. “
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The multiverse crossover in Spider-Man: No Way Home featured some of Spider-Man’s greatest villains, as well as a long-rumored return for both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as their own incarnations of the web-slinging superhero.
And although originally it wasn’t supposed to be much more than a post credit scene This intricate crossover proved to be a huge hit with fans when No Way Home became Sony’s most successful film of all time.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hit theaters on December 17, 2021.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment writer and film critic for IGN. You can follow him Twitter.