Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Huge Way Tom Holland Once Spoiled Spider-Man: No Way Home

At this point in his career, Tom Holland is best-known for two things: portraying Peter Parker (AKA Spider-Man) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and accidentally spoiling major MCU plot twists. Holland has become so renowned for that second feat, it has at times overshadowed the fact that he's arguably playing the best version of Peter Parker and Spider-Man the big screen has yet seen. To date, Holland has appeared as the web-slinger in five Marvel projects, with number six, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" set to hit theaters December 17. 

Wild speculation abounds regarding what's in store for Spidey in "No Way Home," but the plot of the film has so far largely been kept under wraps. We do, however, know that the recently unleashed multi-verse will factor heavily into the action, as will Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange (and possibly even Elizabeth Olsen's recently anointed Scarlet Witch). As Holland has yet to begin a press tour for "Spider-Man: No Way Home," he's yet to have much of a chance to spoil the film's major plot points. However, Holland may well have done so while doing press for 2019's "Spider-Man: Far From Home." 

Holland may have spoiled the "No Way Home" Doctor Strange team up way back in 2019

That spoiler came in a 2019 interview with CinemaBlend, and it likely proves Tom Holland was already well aware that his friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange would be teaming up in a future MCU film. Funnily enough, at the time not even the interviewer realized Holland was potentially spoiling a major plot point for "Spider-Man: No Way Home," only coming that realization while recently researching another topic. 

In any case, in the course of talking about the future of the "Spider-Man" franchise, Holland (flanked by co-stars Zendaya and Jacob Batalon) maybe got a bit too specific in discussing the character's possible teaming with Dr. Stephen Strange, noting "I just really like the idea of a science guy being teamed up with a guy who does magic, because it totally contradicts what he knows. And I like the idea that there is real science that Peter Parker talks about, and then there's Doctor Strange gibberish, where he's like, 'The time rift, and the thing and the thing.' So, it's kind of fun."

Given what we now know about "No Way Home," and the clear-cut use of the term "time rift" (a possible tease for multiverse madness), it seems Holland really was dangling narrative bits for the soon-to-release 2021 Spidey flick while promoting 2019's "Far From Home." Should that be the case, one really has to wonder what Marvel Studios bosses were thinking providing the infamously loose-lipped actor such information so far ahead of the sequel's production.