Director of Spider-Man Series Explains That No Way Home Is in Fact Prequel

Jon Watts has stated that Spider-Man: No Way Home is Peter Parker's true origin tale.

According to The Direct, the filmmaker stated in Spider-Man: No Way Home - The Art of the Movie that while Homecoming and Far From Home were entertaining chapters in Spidey's life, the threequel is where he becomes the titular hero.

Watts remarked, "When we were doing Homecoming, the discussions were always about how we do something you haven't seen before with Peter Parker..."

"That steers you down a couple different paths and leads you to doing things like having his best friend found out his identity, his aunt find out, and then, at the end of the last movie, the whole world find out."

Watts felt that No Way Home ended the origin tale of all three films. It was fantastic to see everything come together into Spider-Man's straightforward plot. 

"We took our time telling the first issue of 'Spider-Man'—that origin story," Watts added.

The third MCU-set standalone Spider-Man film ended with the world forgetting Peter Parker as he lived in anonymity without assistance. Future films may address this.

Spider-Man: No Way Home was Marvel Studios' most successful film, earning $1.9 billion at the box office. The movie's success was partly due to the reappearance of various Spider-Man characters and performers as Peter Parker and Doctor Strange accidently unlock the multiverse.

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