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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ gets official release date and title

‘Spider-Man 3’ cast members recently shared different titles for the upcoming film, raising suspicion about what’s coming next

‘Spider-Man 3’ cast members recently shared different titles for the upcoming film, raising suspicion about what’s coming next
‘Spider-Man 3’ cast members recently shared different titles for the upcoming film, raising suspicion about what’s coming next
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Marvel officially announced the next “Spider-Man” film will be called: “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

The announcement was made a video shared on Tom Holland’s Instagram page. In the post, it shows Holland, Jacob Batalon and Zendaya walking by a whiteboard that reveals the true title. The trio complained that they were being given fake titles.

The announcement said the film comes out Christmas 2021.

What happened:

Multiple titles for the upcoming Marvel film “Spider-Man 3” made their way online Tuesday, and no one knew what to believe.

The discussion over the “Spider-Man 3” title began when star Tom Holland shared a photo on Instagram with the title “Spider-Man: Phone Home.” The title makes sense since the other two films in the trilogy were “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

  • “So excited to announce the new Spider-Man title. Can’t wait for you lot to see what we have been up to,” Holland wrote in Instagram.

But then ...

Jacob Batalon, who plays Ned Leeds in the “Spider-Man” films, shared a separate post that included a completely different title. His title was “Spider-Man: Home-Wrecker” — once again hitting the “home” theme but a little different than Holland’s post.

  • We’re so excited to share the TITLE of our new movie!! Swipe right for the big reveal!! also enjoy this exclusive still from the movie, just an extra gift from us ,” he wrote in Instagram.

Wait for it ...

And then, actress Zendaya, who plays MJ in the “Spider-Man” trilogy, shared a third title for the upcoming “Spider-Man” film. Yeah. Three different titles.

  • Her title? “Spider-Man: Home Slice.”
  • “So excited to announce the new Spider-Man title. So proud of this one...FOS is back! (Friends of Spider-Man),” she wrote.

Any other confirmation?

Holland appeared on the new “Tonight Show” episode Tuesday night. He only talked about the rumors that former “Spider-Man” actors Jamie Foxx (who played Electro) and Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield (who had played Peter Parker) are going to appear in the new “Spider-Man” film.

  • He said it’d be “amazing” if Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield appeared in the new “Spider-Man” film.
  • But, he said, “at the moment, there is no cameo” of them, though.

What do the titles mean?

According to Polygon, the different titles are a sign that “Spider-Man” is pivoting toward adding the multiverse to its story. The actors’ decision to post different titles could be a sign that the film is really leaning into its multiverse storyline, according to Polygon.

  • As I wrote about for the Deseret News, Doctor Strange will reportedly appear in the upcoming “Spider-Man” film as an adviser in much of the same way that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) appeared in previous films. Since Doctor Strange deals with reality and multiverses, this could be a sign of the multiverse impacting Spider-Man.