Spider-Man: No Way Home's Zendaya Reacts to Andrew Garfield Rescue Theory

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are now two weeks away from the worldwide debut of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which will put Tom Holland's Peter Parker, Zendaya's MJ, and others into a literal Multiverse of trouble. With five confirmed villains coming back from past Spider-Man movies and rumors of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield joining the fray, hype is building to something beyond a fever pitch.

This movie has served as the source of more fan theories than nearly any MCU outing, the first of which came to light more than a year ago when Jamie Foxx and Alfred Molina joined the ever-expanding cast. From Electro having killed his universe's Tony Stark to Doc Ock going down a hero's path in this new outing, Marvel and Sony have fans thinking of endless possible outcomes for the plot.

Another of these theories centers on MJ during what should be the movie's final battle, in which some think she's rescued by Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man after her terrifying fall from the Statue of Liberty. According to fans, such a scene would give Andrew Garfield's Peter some resolution following Gwen Stacy's tragic Amazing Spider-Man 2 death from a similar plummet.

As it turns out, the movie's core cast is keeping a close eye on news like this, although they are adamant about staying silent on the matter in their latest interview.

Zendaya and Spider-Man Team on Fan Theories

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In an interview with Extra, via YouTube, Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon shared their thoughts on fan theories forming about the threequel's plot before its release.

Specifically, interviewer Cheslie Kryst touched on the idea that either Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man saved MJ from her death or that she actually ends up dying in this movie. All three cast members all simply expressed shock at the theory as Zendaya called them "so creative" when reminiscing on seeing them:

Batalon: "That would be crazy."

Holland: "That would be really cool, actually."

Batalon: "That’s a good idea!"

Zendaya: "I would say, yeah, I’ve gotten to see all of them. People are so creative, honestly, so creative."

Holland: "That’s a much better idea than we have, you just die in this one."

Kryst then asked if the cast had seen any fan theories that were actually correct, to which Zendaya replied with "an expert answer," according to Holland, sending both of them and Batalon into chuckles:

Zendaya: "I’ve seen fan theories that are so wrong, they’re right. I have seen fan theories that are so right, they’re wrong."

Holland: "That was an expert answer. That was well done."

No Fan Theories Confirmed by Zendaya

The cast and crew involved with every Marvel Studios project are well trained in the art of keeping spoilers secret, which is particularly coming into play with Spider-Man: No Way Home. Already seen as arguably the most leaked movie in history, Marvel or not, fans and press have become ruthless in trying to find out what kind of insanity is coming in the MCU's last film of 2021.

Fan theories like the ones brought up in this interview are so prominent online and on social media that the stars themselves can't avoid seeing them, even considering they know what actually happens in the movie. It seems clear that they will have to answer even more questions on matters like this as the film gets closer, although Zendaya and her cast-mates seem to enjoy the fun side of not saying anything about it.

Whether this theory saying that Garfield's Spider-Man saves MJ ends up true is something that won't be revealed until the movie releases. Regardless of what happens, chatter like this will only continue to increase in volume with the movie's release coming over the horizon.

Spider-Man: No Way Home will swing into theaters on December 17, 2021.

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- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.