ladbible logo

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Huge Spider-Man No Way Home Plot Was Nearly Just A Post Credits Scene

Huge Spider-Man No Way Home Plot Was Nearly Just A Post Credits Scene

The film's writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, explained how Marvel Studios president had the game-changing idea


Spider-Man: No Way Home has broken global records after it brought in more than $1 billion (£746,450,000) within the first 12 days following its release. It might all be thanks to the villain crossover that is featured...

It's worth dishing out the second warning of the article - there will be spoilers in the next paragraph and now we've issued this, we are not sorry.

So, the film features the return of iconic villains including Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin, Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus (both from the Tobey Maguire movies) as well as Jamie Foxx's Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

However in the original plans, this was supposed to be just a fun tag that viewers could watch during the end credits but it ended up being a primary plot.

The notorious Green Goblin.
Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios

In fact, the idea to include the villain crossover in the film itself came directly from Mr Marvel - Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios president).

Recalling what happened during an interview with TheWrap, the film's writer Chris McKenna said: "I don't know if it was Kevin [Feige's] idea, the idea of doing something with the other villains and teasing that at the very end [of the movie], I think in a tag was floated."

He went on to add: "We [McKenna and fellow writer Erik Sommers] were coming up with different storylines that would just sort of write towards a tag like that."

Tom Holland played the role of Spider-Man in the latest adaptation.
Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios

Apparently, Feige 'blew everything open' with his idea and McKenna said: "So inevitably we were like, ‘What if Kraven? What if [Other Villains?] and we were kicking around a lot of different ideas and then finally one day, for various reasons – there were reasons why we couldn’t do certain storylines – I think it was Kevin who goes, ‘Remember that idea with all the villains that we were talking about for a tag? That Sinister Six idea? Why don’t we just do it in the movie? Make this movie be about that?’ and then that just sort of blew everything open.”

Speaking of Kraven, the pair revealed how they've pitched an appearance from the villain for every Spider-Man film with no success. Now, Sony Pictures is working on a standalone Kraven movie which will star Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios

Topics: TV and Film, Spider-Man