Spider-Man: No Way Home Opening Includes Major Continuity Error

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By Savannah Sanders

Ask, and fans shall receive - that's the message both Sony and Marvel appear to be communicating amidst the literal media blitz for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Following the release of the mysterious film's second trailer, fans have been inundated with various posters, teasers, and TV spots; and most recently, the first few seconds of the Tom Holland-led threequel came to light

On Late Night with Seth Meyers, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios released No Way Home's opening scene, which picks up right where 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home ended with The Daily Bugle's J. Jonah Jameson revealing Spider-Man's secret identity to all of New York City. 

Like much of the film's marketing thus far, the clip didn't give too much away; however, the scene itself appears to contain a surprising continuity error. 

Spider-Man: No Way Home Opener Contains Continuity Error

As Jameson announces that Spidey is Peter Parker and killed Mysterio, the new No Way Home clip shows Zendaya's MJ reacting to the news before being circled by crowds with cell phones and being asked if she's Spider-Man's girlfriend.

During the post-credits scene of Far From Home, when MJ looks up at the screen showing Jameson, she isn't wearing the broken Black Dahlia necklace Peter gave her in the aftermath of the Mysterio battle in London.

Spider-Man: No Way Home MJ
Spider-Man: Far From Home

However, in the opening scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the broken necklace can be seen around her neck. 

Spider-Man: No Way Home MJ
Spider-Man: No Way Home

The full clip can be seen below:

 

New Relationship Means New Motivations for Spidey

This isn't the first time Spider-Man fans have spotted Zendaya's MJ wearing the necklace wearing the fragmented necklace Peter gifted her in Far From Home

Other stills and promotional material for the film, including the video of the threequel's title announcement, have shown Zendaya wearing the gift; and since No Way Home picks up where Far From Home left off, this only makes sense. 

As to the issue of continuity, these types of errors are common in even the biggest of blockbuster films; and considering the tools and budget Marvel has at their disposal, it wouldn't be surprising if it's later corrected digitally. 

On its face, this is a quick mistake that won't have an effect on the film; but the fact that MJ is wearing the necklace throughout No Way Home, and even during her Gwen Stacy-esque fall - does.

From what fans have seen of the film so far, Peter's struggle with the loss of his identity - and the effect it has on MJ and those around him -  is what motivates him to ask for Doctor Strange's help. 

Also, his insistence that MJ and then Ned know that he's Spider-Man is what botches Strange's spell and potentially leads to the threequel's Multiversal plot. Basically, his growing relationship with MJ and her reciprocated feelings are part of what's driving the web-slinger's motivations; and where that will leave the couple by the time the credits roll remains to be seen. 

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

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