WARNING: This article contains full spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was filled with unexpected twists and turns. Perhaps the most emotional moment of the movie involved Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) being killed off after Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin (essentially) dropped a building on her. This incredible scene reintroduced the “with great power comes great responsibility” line into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – but there were still more surprises on the way.
Spidey worked out that the only way to stop the fabric of reality from falling apart was to erase the events that had happened. And to do this, he was forced to ask Doctor Strange to remove Peter Parker’s existence from time and reality. This daunting decision meant that his friends and the rest of the Avengers would no longer remember Peter at all. It would be as if he were never born. However, the distinction was later made that Spider-Man was still known throughout the world. Doctor Strange himself announced: “The world will forget Peter Parker ever existed.” Despite this seemingly damning set of circumstances, he may have one final Hail Mary.
In the first few scenes of No Way Home Peter was wrongfully arrested by the FBI for killing Mysterio. Peter’s first and best defence was the fact that S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury and his partner Maria Hill had helped him in taking down the evil villain. However, the FBI agent talking to Peter broke the news that Fury had been “off-world” for two years. In the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home it was revealed Fury and Hill were actually a pair of Skrull agents who had shape-shifted into their forms.
Fans left off with Peter finding his own tiny apartment in New York City proper while also sewing together his own suit for the first time. Going forward, he may struggle to get through some governmental hoops – such as a passport or a social security number. Without these, he really doesn’t stand a chance at getting anywhere in life. But with Fury by his side? He’ll be able to make a lot of those problems go away. He might even be able to get some cash to help him get started.
Fans have long criticised the MCU’s version of Spider-Man after he received a handful of high-tech suits from Tony Stark / Iron Man. Even after the hero died, Peter inherited the Stark empire, giving him access to an infinite amount of money, technology, and resources to help him fix his problems. Now? Now he’ll be working for everything. But will Fury let him suffer?
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