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Fans Think Spider-Man: No Way Home Reuses Footage Of One Actor From Previous Spider-Man Film

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Fans Think Spider-Man: No Way Home Reuses Footage Of One Actor From Previous Spider-Man Film

Warning: This articles contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home

Marvel fans reckon footage of some of the villains from previous Spider-Man films was reused in Spider-Man: No Way Home, with a visual effects supervisor fuelling speculation by implying one actor was never on set.

The scenes in question feature Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) and Lizard (Rhys Ifans), who made a reappearance in the Marvel franchise after Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) cast a spell that went horribly wrong. 

Specifically, fans noticed that the scenes where Sandman and Lizard are cured and turned back into their original human forms looked very similar to moments from The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 3

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Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Fans took to Twitter to voice their complaints with one fan claiming that the alleged reuse of the scenes was 'painfully obvious', while another said it was their 'only complaint with No Way Home.'

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Now, special effects supervisor Kelly Port appears to have leant weight to the speculation about reused footage, by implying that Thomas Haden Church didn't actually film any new scenes.

Speaking during an interview with Befores and Afters, Port said: "We had his voice. We weren't able to get a lot of visuals on him, but we were able to get his voice for sure and we got scans and textures and things like that."

Using what they already had, they were able to create ‘new’ material with a little bit of cinema magic. 

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While the VFX supervisor did not mention Lizard, fans have think the same kind of editing took place in this instance as well. 

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Some fans thought that, if old footage was reused so Haden Church and Ifans didn't have to film new scenes, this sets a strange precedent for future movies.

One wrote: “This will soon be the norm when it comes to movies. You sign a contract and they'll digitally impose you in movies you didn't actually film. It's cool but also kinda weird.” 

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Regardless of where you stand on the visual effects debate, it's clear this isn't going to hurt the popularity of No Way Home, which recently spent its third week at No 1 at the box office.

LADbible has contacted Marvel Studios and Sony for a comment.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is playing in cinemas now.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel/Sony

Topics: Spider-Man, Marvel, Tom Holland

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