Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the multiverse, Marvel's first* Phase 4 movie has finally arrived to remind you why it's so important to mute spoiler terms on Twitter. Full disclosure, this page of the article is going to be devoid of spoilers for your benefit, but from then on you're taking both your life and enjoyment into your own hands.
Picking us up where we left off at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker's identity has been exposed thanks to a) Mysterio incriminating him from beyond the grave and b) internet shock-jock J. JoeRogan Jameson broadcasting it across the globe. The world is, as you might expect, somewhat divided on this matter, but the inevitable attention and furor begins to drastically impact both his life and the lives of those around him.
Wishing to protect Ned, Aunt May, and MJ, Parker makes an impassioned plea to his old intergalactic travel-buddy Doctor Stephen Strange to use some of that old sorcerer magic to make the world forget this revelation. Inevitably it all goes awry and, with the doors to the cosmos now cracked asunder, villains from the previous Spider-Man movies begin to pour through. Specifically; Willem Defoe's Green Gobin, Alfred Molia's Doctor Octopus, Jamie Foxx's Electro, Rhys Ifans' Lizard, and Thomas Haden Church's Sandman.
It's an incredible premise that has lent itself to equally incredible speculation, but how does it all end, and what does that mean for both Spider-Man and the wider MCU going forward? Well, hold your nose because here comes the cold water, as we dive deep and direct into the culmination of No Way Home.
*obviously it's not really the first, but given how hard it's been to get into a cinema for an "Event Movie" it definitely feels like one.