Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are inching closer to the December 17 release for Spider-Man: No Way Home, which remains the most-anticipated MCU movie since Avengers: Endgame for many fans. Considering how much information has leaked for more than a year regarding the plot, Tom Holland's third solo movie looks to make a major impact on the MCU narrative as a whole.
With a promotional tour that took seemingly a lifetime to begin and almost no end to the leaks surrounding plot details and cast members, concerns are growing about how much more will make its way into the public before it's supposed to.
From Jamie Foxx confirming his casting as Electro in October 2020 to Alfred Molina giving way more information than he should have about his own comeback, it's seemingly been a never-ending trail of spoilers coming to light.
Recently, Marvel and Sony celebrated No Way Home in full for the first time at the Hollywood premiere, and it largely came in a positive fashion for the cast and crew. However, this threequel is arguably the most leaked movie in history, and the threat of new information leaking has reached dangerous levels regarding new spoilers.
Sony Coming Down on Spidey Spoilers
Over the past 24 hours, significant portions of Spider-Man: No Way Home have leaked on the platforms like YouTube.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that they were "significant" and "legitimate" in regards to the film's plot, although specifics will remain under wraps to keep spoilers from spreading. One of No Way Home's leaked segments showed off "nearly 10 minutes" of the sequel.
Some leaks included foreign subtitles and even foreign audio dubs in certain cases, with the quality of the videos varying "from super grainy to quite clear."
As press screenings and international previews have already made the movie publicly available to hundreds of thousands of fans, such leaks were expected given the movie's record-breaking anticipation, much in thanks to its unprecedented crossover of three beloved Spider-Man franchises led by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
Sony immediately cracked down on these leaks and attempted to remove them from the internet within minutes of their uploadings, hitting the videos with the following message:
“Video Unavailable. This video contains content from Sony Pictures Movies & Shows, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.”
Spider-Man 3 Continues Leaking
Looking at Spider-Man: No Way Home's history, it comes as no surprise that major portions of the plot leaked online shortly after it debuted across the world. After how many times Sony and Marvel have had to serve as the real-world version of the Department of Damage Control from Spider-Man: Homecoming, this news simply comes as more of the same in that department.
Moviegoers across the Spider-Man and MCU fandoms are on the edge of their seats waiting for everything this movie is set to deliver, particularly with the Multiverse coming into play in such a big way. As a part of the promotional tour, stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon even made their own short video urging fans to keep the No Way Home experience spoiler-free, once again indicating how big of an event it is.
With such a short time until No Way Home makes its way into the world, fans and critics alike will be as vigilant as ever both in avoiding spoilers that still leak and keeping said spoilers a secret for an appropriate amount of time. Thankfully, the wait is almost over, and it's almost time for the exciting events of No Way Home to officially become MCU canon.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will release in theaters on December 17, 2021.