There is a lot to look forward to in the MCU in Phase 4. We have already had three exciting television shows (and more on the way!), the successful release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (it was incredible—I can’t recommend it enough!), and even the thrilling Black Widow movie (I missed seeing Natasha Romanoff on our screens), but if you can believe it, there is even more ahead of us!
I am personally most excited about Spider-Man: No Way Home hitting theaters on December 17th because Spider-Man has been my favorite hero for years now, so you can only imagine the range of emotions I experienced when the trailer dropped. I am willing to bet that, like me, you have also been overwhelmed with the amount of predictions for the film. Because being a Marvel fan can be mentally taxing, I decided to compile a list of all of the theories I’ve seen since seeing the new trailer!
- I am sure we’ve all heard that Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire are sure to make an appearance thanks to the opening of the multiverse. I personally hope this one is true and if it is, can’t believe Tom Holland managed to keep it a secret!
- Someone hypothesized that Sony is using the line “no way home” as a play on words as they bring the character of Spider-Man back to their company. Please let it be a rumor!
- Some people think that among the characters introduced in this film will be Miles Morales, the star character of Into the Spider-Verse. I would love to see four spider-men on screen!
- This installment might finally bring together the Sinister Six, a theory fueled by clips of some well-known villains in the trailer: Doc Ock, Green Goblin, and perhaps even Venom.
- Peter Parker’s lawyer might just be Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil. Could he possibly be taken from his show and brought into the MCU?
- Given the sinister wink from Dr. Strange as well as his erratic behavior, quite a few fans have theorized that another character— Mephisto, Loki, or even someone with Mysterio tech—is masquerading as the wizard (or sorcerer—depending on who you talk to).
- The final and most depressing theory I’ve heard is that someone really important will die. I first feared for MJ, as the love interests in the previous Spider-Man movies have been in terribly dangerous situations. Then, it was pointed out to me that Happy Hogan could fall victim to the exploding multiverse instead. Both possibilities send shivers down my spine and I truly hope both characters live to see the end of the movie.
This list of theories is by no means comprehensive as new predictions are being spun left and right, but I hope they spark some conversation for you as you nerd out what’s to come this year. Whatever happens in Spider-Man: No Way Home, we will all find out on December 17th. See you in the theater!