Spiderman: There is no way homeThe ending leaves a seemingly large plot hole – one that the writers say they’ve got the answer to, but tell us they’re not allowed to reveal it right now.
Warning: This story contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home!
As I hope you know if you’ve read this far, the climax of No Way Home is where Dr. Strange casts a spell that erases all memories of Peter Parker from the world. Transparent IGN Fan FestTrent Sening fans asked No Way Home co-writers Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna what happened to the physical evidence that proved Peter Parker was Spider-Man after that spell was cast.
Interestingly, the writers say they have the answer to that, but can’t say what it is – leaving an inevitable question of whether that matters to the MCU movies. in the future or not.
Part of the reason the plot hole appears to be in the movie is simply because of the purpose of that ending – the writers wanted to focus on the human impact of Peter’s decisions, rather than spending more more time to explain its complexity.
“We talked about it a lot, and we can’t divulge much, but just know we talked about it a lot and had conversations about it,” explains McKenna. And I’ll answer those questions at the end of the movie, which seems like too much to explain, in this movie. So I hope that’s one of those details that I feel like a bridge too far for us to explain in this movie. But we have thoughts and answers. “
“We thought about it a lot,” agreed Sommers. “Is it going to be like a Back to the Future? Or will people just disappear from the pictures? Will physical objects disappear? All of this. And as Chris said, in the end, we decided decided that it would take a lot of time and film real estate to explain all of that. It just detracts from the emotion of the movie.”
Perhaps more attractive than why McKenna and Somers couldn’t talk about those answers, even after the movie was released. “Believe me, we have the answer to it,” McKenna repeated, “but I don’t think we… We’re not allowed to reveal that. But we do have the answer.”
When FanFest host Akeem Lawanson said he’d envision a Back to the Future approach now, Sommers said, “You can work on that until you get new information.”
Not sure if that means new information will coming, but it certainly leaves that possibility open. After all, there is no way home ends with Peter Parker swinging around New York in a brand new suitand we heard it Sony wants another Tom Holland Spider-Man trilogy – perhaps it was a discovery of some physical information that helped bring Peter back to the MCU.
There is also the question of whether that spell affects Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s version of Peter. Again, the answer is inconclusive, but McKenna and Somers say they came up with ideas for how to do it:
“Believe me, we talked about it, and we really got an idea of how to show the effects, if any,” explains McKenna.
“Chris and I were even tempted,” Sommers continued, “we wanted to be able to come up with a tag so you could see something, “Oh, what if this guy comes back and this has changed, is that fun? ‘ But again, we didn’t want to be distracted from our emotions about what was going on with our Peter Parker. “
https://www.ign.com/articles/spider-man-no-way-home-plot-hole-answers Spider Man: No Way Home Writers ‘have answers’ to plot hole, but still can’t divide them