Spider-Man: No Way Home has been one of the biggest cinematic events since Avengers: Endgame. In a way, it’s even grander, going back through the past two decades and bringing back faces such as Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe from Raimi’s original Spidey films. It’s an experience that’s hard not to want to watch repeatedly. Who is ever going to get tired of Garfield's webhead saving Zendaya's MJ?
Needless to say, fans are eager to get their hands on the movie’s home release. Being able to watch the film on demand is obviously great, but the other draws are the additional behind-the-scenes features that will come with it.
The digital and Blu-ray release will reportedly contain over 100 minutes of additional footage, giving fans a glimpse of how the project was made/ This will also include cut scenes that didn’t make the final product.
As exciting as all of this new material is, there is one fan-favorite feature that, unfortunately, is expected to be missing.
Spider-Man: No Way Home's Blu-ray Missing Feature
According to popular insider Amit Chaudhari, Spider-Man: No Way Home's home media release (Blu-ray and Digital) will likely not include the popular IMAX Enhanced option for viewing.
The feature was recently added to a chunk of MCU films on Disney+, and fans have been enjoying the wider aspect ratio on their home screens. Sadly, Tom Holland’s latest adventure will not be able to be viewed in that way—at least not yet.
The IMAX Enhanced feature is also something available on the “Bravia Core” app featured on select Sony XR TVs. Chaudhari noted how that particular service is very likely to get the special version of No Way Home. The previous two live-action Spidey films currently streaming on the service have the IMAX Enhanced version as an option.
The insider also said that the film would not come with an audio commentary, which isn’t a surprise given how both Homecoming and Far From Home did not have one either.
No IMAX To See Here
When Disney and IMAX announced that they would be bringing their ratio to select releases, it felt like it was only a matter of time before most of their partnerships included it with the home release. Clearly, that era is still a way out.
The IMAX experience has always been one exclusive to theaters. which makes sense given the setting. But it’s hard to swallow the fact that the extra screen real estate it gives most movies is then put behind lock and key the moment the film stops playing in cinemas.
Hopefully, when the films eventually hit Disney+ in a few years' time, the option for IMAX Enhanced viewing will be there—unless Sony pulls a fast one and makes it available on release afterall.
As for the audio commentary, its absence continues to be a shame. If any Spider-Man film truly needed this feature, it would be No Way Home. The tidbits which could be revealed are endless. Maybe one day, for some re-release, Sony will decide it’s worth it to sit down with essential people for an audio commentary. Perhaps the three Spider-Men, for example?
Spider-Man: No Way Home is playing in theaters worldwide.