Spider-Man Actors React to Fan Theories About Daredevil, Doctor Strange 2 & More

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
Tom Holland as Peter Parker, No Way Home logo, Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Doctor Strange

Spider-Man: No Way Home’s press tour is well underway, meaning that more secrets and teases are slowly being unveiled each day. The movie’s main trio, made up of Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon, have been hard at work when it comes to promoting the highly-anticipated MCU threequel through different interviews, reaction videos, and behind-the-scenes featurettes. 

In the weeks leading to the film’s premiere, the trio managed to unveil their thoughts about almost everything No Way Home-related. For example, they unveiled their reaction to the second trailer, with Holland’s act of confusion fueling speculation that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are in the movie. 

The topics that emerged online via the press tour are varied. Some of them are completely unrelated to the threequel such as Holland’s stories with Robert Downey Jr. and his potential role in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One

On a more related note, the Spider-Man actor also teased Peter Parker’s bad side while Zendaya addressed the fan theory about Garfield’s web-slinger's rescue of her in the movie. 

Now, the main trio has responded to some more fan theories about No Way Home in a new video. 

No Way Home Cast Reacts to Fan Theories

Spider-Man No Way Home Theory

In a new promotional video, Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon shared their reactions about several fan theories from the MCU threequel. 

The first theory that came up revolved around Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus. The theory says: 

“Doc Ock is a caretaker of refugees in a barren wasteland world, a parallel universe, and Peter ruins it.” 

Zendaya admitted that it was an “elaborate” speculation, with Batalon agreeing to her sentiment. Holland, meanwhile, is dumbfounded, asking himself “how on Earth did [fans] get that from the trailer?”  

The next theory reads: 

“Ned will become the Hobgoblin.” 

Batalon laughs it off while Holland teases that “there’s a moment” in the film that could tease his evil turn. The Spider-Man actor then imagined Batalon as his villain, suggesting that they “just go really method” when that ever happens. 

The third fan theory says:

“Spider-Man: No Way Home is a direct sequel to Doctor Strange 2.” 

Holland pointed out that it can’t be a sequel, citing the release schedule of No Way Home and Multiverse of Madness. Batalon then hilariously mentioned that the film is a “pre-sequel.”

The next theory reads: 

“Daredevil will appear as Peter’s lawyer.”

Tom retorts by asking “will he?,” before Batalon mentions that he doesn’t know. 

The last theory says: 

“Jamie Foxx is back as Electro.”

Zendaya tells everyone that they should ask him directly. Then, the camera pans to Foxx sitting in the corner, proclaiming that he’s “coming in hot” in the threequel. 

The full video can be seen below: 

No Way Home and its Fan-Driven Speculations

Many would agree that this latest No Way Home video is a great rundown of fan theories that emerged online.

Despite that, a glaring omission is Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's inclusion in the film, which serves as the prominent "fan theory" online. There's a strong chance that Sony didn't include it in the video on purpose, since the trio would be hard-pressed to give their thoughts about the pair's involvement. 

Meanwhile, some theories mentioned in the video could serve as a tease of what's to come in Spider-Man's next adventure.

Ned's evil transformation into Hobgoblin is inspired by the comics, but it remains to be seen if this will be fulfilled in No Way Home. Holland's suggestive comment about a certain moment in the film could hint that a villainous turn for Peter Parker's best friend could soon arrive down the line. 

On the other hand, it has long been rumored that Charlie Cox would return as Matt Murdock in the movie. The cast's brief response could suggest that they were aware of his return so keeping it short could be the best way to go. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is clearly not a sequel to No Way Home, but Marvel has already confirmed that the events of the Peter Parker-led threequel will be connected to the sorcerer's sequel. 

All in all, No Way Home's fan theories are poised to either be disproved or confirmed when the film premieres in theaters on December 17, 2021. 

- In This Article: Spider-Man: No Way Home
Release Date
December 17, 2021
- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.