2021 is already looking to be the biggest year in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, if only for the fact that a franchise-record ten projects will debut within a twelve-month span. Exciting stories will add to the MCU’s narrative nearly every week, although the biggest is clearly yet to come for the time being.
The final film of the year is potentially the MCU’s most expansive solo movie to date in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Adding to the hype is the fact that more than a dozen heroes and villains have been confirmed and rumored to appear next to Tom Holland’s web-slinger with the plot still completely under lock and key!
Thankfully, a new social media post from the set gives a solid indicator of where Marvel and Sony are in the filmmaking process.
THAT’S ALL, FOLKS!
Stunt coordinator George Cottle took to Instagram to reveal that he's wrapped filming on Marvel Studios’ and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home. Cottle included the following caption, praising director Jon Watts, the cast, and his team for an incredible job done on this threequel:
"That is a WRAP on one of the most incredible projects I have ever been a part of! Where do I start!! Thank you Jon Watts for his incredible talent and leadership! Thank you Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revelori for their friendship and hard work! And of course to my team! I am only ever as good as the people around me!! [List of names of stuntpersons & crew] Truly too many to list!! I love you all and really hope to work with you all very soon!! Thank you!! #nowbacktocali"
The full post can be seen here, which includes a picture of the whiteboard revealing the movie’s title:
WHEN DO FANS GET A LOOK?
After a five-month shoot that began in mid-October 2020, this post seems to indicate that the major bulk of shooting for Spider-Man: No Way Home is complete. This doesn’t take into account the reshoots that will likely happen later, as they do on nearly every MCU film, but it’s fantastic knowing how much work has already been done.
The hype continues to build nearly every day for Tom Holland’s third solo adventure, especially with the recent pictures showing Andrew Garfield’s web-slinger on a t-shirt given to the filming crew. These two are expected to be joined by Tobey Maguire’s OG hero from the Sam Raimi trilogy as well, setting the stage for a crossover event of epic proportions.
On the other side of the battle, Alfred Molina is nearly set in stone to return as a new version of Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus. Other reports have teased Jaime Foxx’s Electro, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Thomas Hayden Church’s Sandman and potentially more to join this NYC battle royale as well.
Safe to say, 2021 is going to end with the bang of all bangs for the MCU as the most expansive solo Spider-Man movie ever swings its way to the world.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to arrive in theaters on December 17, 2021.