Before the MCU turned once-unknown heroes like Iron Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy into households names, characters such as Spider-Man and Hulk were the face of the Marvel brand. Even in the modern age, the web-slinger remains the publisher's most iconic creation and undeniably the crown jewel of Stan Lee's legendary legacy. After all, Spider-Man has starred in numerous live-action franchises, popular video games, animated series, and countless comics.
Almost six decades on from his first comic appearance, Spider-Man has come to be a household name spanning generated, with his reach spanning well beyond pop culture. Even those unfamiliar with the Marvel world will almost certainly recognize the infamous pointing meme from the original '60s Spider-Man animated series.
The recently-released No Way Home served as the ultimate celebration of the hero's legacy, bringing together fans of Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire's franchises. Naturally, the Multiverse epic was packed with Easter eggs and references, including a subtle nod to the viral pointing meme.
While No Way Home may have done this in a sly fashion, Sony finally gave fans what they've been waiting for, as it released a reenactment of the meme featuring Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland.
No Way Home Announces Home Release With Iconic Meme
A recent post from the official Spider-Man: No Way Home Twitter account revealed the Multiverse blockbuster will swing onto digital services on March 22, 2022, with the 4K UHD and Blu-ray release following on April 12, 2022.
The announcement was made alongside a new image of Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield, suited up as their respective Spider-Men to recreate the iconic pointing meme:
The viral meme originated in an episode of the 1967 Spider-Man animated series which saw the webhead come face-to-face with a villainous imposter:
No Way Home Makes Spider-Man History
Spider-Man: No Way Home was a dream-come-true for fans of the web-slinger as three beloved iterations of the character came together for an epic blockbuster event. Seeing Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire swinging together was truly amazing, but what was even more special was the dynamic between them.
The three Peter Parkers shared a brotherly relationship that shines through in all their scenes, from working in the lab to the back-crack atop the Statue of Liberty. Beyond that, the trio has clearly developed an excellent off-screen rapport that makes their team-up only more special.
Whether the Spider-Men will unite once again down the line remains to be seen, but the future looks bright for all three. After proving to be the surprise hit of the team-up, Sony reportedly wants Andrew Garfield to come back, perhaps as the Spider-Man of the Venom and Morbius universe. Rumors point to Tobey Maguire reuniting with his former Spider-Man director Sam Raimi for an appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Meanwhile, Tom Holland is preparing to begin his second MCU trilogy.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is still playing in theaters and will hit digital platforms on March 22, 2022.