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SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Spider-Man: No Way Home pitted Tom Holland’s Peter Parker against baddies from various universes. The movie, directed by Jon Watts, has restored many iconic villains:

  • Alfred Molina’s Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus
  • Willem Dafoe’s Norman Osborn / Green Goblin
  • Jamie Foxx’s Max Dillon / Electro
  • Thomas Haden Church’s Flint Marko / Sandman
  • Rhys Ifans’ Curt Connors / Lizard.

However, these aren’t the only villains featured in No Way Home. There are others in the film that you may not have noticed! To find them, go back to the closing minutes of the conflict between the three Peter Parkers and the above-mentioned foes.

  • Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have both appeared as their respective Spider-Men to assist Holland on his perilous journey.
  • When Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) emerges at the combat scene, reality breaks, and a succession of shimmering silhouettes forms.
  • They’re beings from other realms. Peter Parker then asks Doctor Strange to cast a spell that will make everyone forget that he is Spider-Man, in order to stop them from coming and causing havoc.
Let’s take a look at those shimmering entities from other universes for a bit. Kraven, Scorpion, Rhino, and Black Cat can all be seen if you look closely.
Image Courtesy of superherogeek via TikTok
Image Courtesy of superherogeek via TikTok

The amusing thing about these cameos is that they might represent a foreshadowing of future appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as a tribute to the universe of Spider-Man in the comics.

What if the studio is working on a sequel to Avengers: Endgame that is just as grandiose, but the climactic conflict is between heroes from separate worlds? Doctor Strange was able to seal the cracks in reality, preventing any more guests from arriving, but… What if they snuck in before the sorcerer finished his task?

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