Spider-Man: No Way Home Update Reveals Surprising VFX News

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Andrew Garfield, Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire, No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home is fast approaching its December 17, 2021 worldwide release date, meaning Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are coming down to the wire with everything needed for its release. Considering the threequel is arguably the biggest comic book movie event since Avengers: Endgame, fans are now all aboard the hype train with the film's debut on the horizon.

This threequel will feature some of the biggest action and story in any MCU solo movie yet, as Peter Parker deals with both his identity crisis and the Multiverse fully breaking apart in New York City. Fans have already seen incredible updates to the looks of classic Spider-Man villains like Alfred Molina's Doc Ock, and that's only the start of all the insanity that will add to the MCU's narrative.

With so many major action set pieces along with Doctor Strange's mastery of magic, No Way Home will likely have one of the highest VFX shot numbers of any MCU movie to date. As it turns out, with only a couple of weeks until the film debuts, those shots are still getting their final touches.

No Way Home is Not Quite Done

Spider-Man No Way Home VFX

Collider Editor-in-Chief Steven Weintraub revealed on Twitter that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are still not finished working on Spider-Man: No Way Home

According to this rumor, the threequel's "final VFX shots" won't be added to the movie until sometime in the next few days of the tweet (December 3, 2021), although Weintraub did admit that this happens sometimes for movies of this scale:

"here's a bit of Spider-Man: No Way Home news we didn't put in our run time story.The movie isn't done yet. The final VFX shots don't get delivered until early next week. They're cutting it close on this one. Happens a lot on big movies. Final run time wasn't known until recently."

Cutting No Way Home Close to the Wire

Taking into account how many impressive VFX shots fans have seen in the promotional tour alone for No Way Home, there will undoubtedly be hundreds more to bring the action to life the right way. Looking at the Iron Spider armor, Doctor Strange's Magic, and upgraded versions of five past Spider-Man villains from Sam Raimi and Marc Webb's movies, it's a gargantuan task to complete.

Looking at this news at face value, adding the final shots less than two weeks before No Way Home's worldwide debut could be cause for concern to some extent. However, considering that this happens in other major blockbusters on the same scale, it should ease that worry to a degree, regardless of the quick turnaround.

No matter what shots are added, fans will be on the edge of their seats waiting to find out exactly what Marvel and Sony have in store for Tom Holland's third MCU solo movie. Aside from a non-edited Lizard shot in the film's first trailer, the studios will surely be working non-stop to make sure every VFX shot in Spidey's trilogy-ending outing is the best that it can be.

Spider-Man: No Way Home will debut in 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.