It has been a long wait but Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally arrived,
Spider-Man: No Way Home is the third Spider-Man film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland returns as the iconic web slinger in what is perhaps his best outing in the MCU yet. Spider-Man: No Way Home really dives deep into the multiverse and delivers a great and powerful story that any fan of the character will enjoy.
And just like any other Marvel Studios movies, the film actually has post credit scenes.
Let’s break down exactly what happened…
**Spoiler warning for Spider-Man: No Way Home**
Mid-credits: Leftover Venom Goo
Eddie and the symbiote are still in the same tropical hotel location we last saw them after they were suddenly whisked away from their universe and into the MCU thanks to Doctor Strange’s wayward spell.
Eddie’s chatting with the bartender about all the patently ridiculous events of the MCU’s past few years, questioning the believability of a rich man who flies around and invents stuff (Iron Man), a purple alien hellbent on eliminating half of all sentient life (Thanos), and a giant green guy who likes to punch things (Hulk).
This blows Brock’s mind, and neither he nor Venom can comprehend what’s happening. They decide they need to find Peter Parker to get more of an explanation.
As they are about to leave, the pair are sent back, a small particle of the symbiote is left at the bar in Tom Holland’s universe. It begins crawling before the scene cuts to black.
What does it mean?
There are a few outcomes about the leftover symbiote: it could attach itself to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, or even the MCU variant of Eddie Brock. Or it could attach itself to another host entirely – perhaps the barman and create Football is Venom?
Whoever Venom latches onto, it now feels as though it’s not a matter of if Holland’s Spider-Man will finally face his comic book nemesis, but when.
Could a Spider-Man vs. Venom movie be in the works?
Post-credits: Doctor Strange’s biggest enemy is… Himself
The second No Way Home end credits scene opens with a voiceover from Baron Mordo, recalling his line from Strange’s first solo film, where he warned that magical recklessness “will not go unpunished”.
It’s safe to assume that he won’t be happy about Strange’s latest spell gone wrong, which very nearly ripped the multiverse wide open at the end of No Way Home.
We then see the return of Rachel McAdams as Dr Christine Palmer, seen in a wedding dress about to get married, we are not surer to who.
But the next return is sure to generate more conversation, as we finally catch up with Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch following the events of WandaVision, which are addressed head-on in the trailer.
“I knew sooner or later you’d show up,” she tells Strange from her picturesque garden. “I made mistakes and people were hurt.”
Strange assures her he’s “not here to talk about Westview”, instead asking for her help with a multiversal threat, although rumour has it that Wanda’s flirtation with villainy is far from over.
Later scenes give us a first look Doctor Strange’s tentacled nemesis, Shuma Gorath.
The trailer ends with a bombshell reveal as Mordo regretfully informs Strange: “The greatest threat to our universe is you.”
He then steps aside to reveal the so-called “evil Doctor Strange” also known as Doctor Strange Supreme, who was introduced to the MCU earlier this year in Disney+ series What If…?.
What does it mean?
In Disney + What if…? Doctor Strange became obsessed with reversing the death Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams). He amassed incredible power by absorbing other mystical beings, but he can’t revive Christine and ultimately destroys his universe. Is this an indication, Tom Holland’s universe might follow the same fate? It’s clear that Strange’s repeated tampering with space time is going to be causing massive problems, he’s going to go for Wanda for help, and he’s eventually going to have to fight off a dark (possibly mirror-dimension) version of himself. It’s likely that these clips and scenes will all be released widely at a later date as an official teaser for the movie.