Spider-Man Featurette Cracks Open No Way Home’s Spectacular Easter Eggs

A new featurette for 2021's Spider-Man: No Way Home delves into the many Easter eggs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

The video, which you can see below, was originally uploaded to Collider's YouTube page. The featurette opens by exploring a callback to 2004's Spider-Man 2 in the opening scene, in which someone remarks that Peter Parker is "just a kid." From there, the video delves into Easter eggs referencing Disney+'s Hawkeye, the comics and other Spider-Man MCU films. The featurette doesn't go through every single Easter egg in the film, though, instead focusing on the early part of the film.

Picking up immediately after the events of 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home, No Way Home opens with Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) dealing with the fallout of Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) revealing his identity to the world at the end of that film. The revelation has an adverse effect on both Peter and his friends, greatly impeding their ability to get into college. This causes Peter to seek out Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to help hide his identity with magic. However, the spell goes awry and villains from across the multiverse end up pouring into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In order to stop those villains, Peter teams up with the alternate versions of himself played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who played the character in previous Spider-Man franchises.

No Way Home features a number of major nods to other Marvel properties and previous Spider-Man films. A number of villains had subtle cameos in No Way Home, particularly in the movie's climax. There's also a reference to 2008's Iron Man -- the movie that kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- in the newspaper clippings in J. Jonah Jameson's (J.K. Simmons) office.

Following its release, No Way Home proved a major success for Marvel Studios and Sony. At the time of writing, No Way Home has earned more than $1.891 billion globally, making it one of the highest-grossing movies ever. Additionally, the movie performed well with critics and currently holds a 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, one of the best ratings for an MCU film. While Sony and Marvel are planning to have Spider-Man return in the future, there's no indication at the time of writing when the hero will next appear.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home is available now on home media.

Source: YouTube

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