The title reveal for Spider-Man: No Way Home was filled with fun teases and Easter eggs. Like the other two movies in the MCU’s Spider-Man franchise, the third film has the word “Home” in the title. Since the previous installments both shared this theme, it was widely expected that Spider-Man 3 would follow their example, and it did.

The fourth film on Marvel’s Phase 4 slate, scheduled for a December 2021 release, will serve as Spider-Man’s third solo outing in the MCU. The exact plot of the movie hasn’t been laid out yet, but it has been confirmed that the upcoming film will see him team-up with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. Quite a few actors tied to the other two Spider-Man franchises are also said to be part of the cast. Plus, rumors about Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire reprising their old Spider-Man roles just won’t die. All of these things have contributed to Spider-Man 3 being one of 2021’s most anticipated releases.

After months of speculation from fans, a video announcement with Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon has finally confirmed that Spider-Man 3 will be titled Spider-Man: No Way Home. After a short discussion that involved the actors talking about not knowing the title, a whiteboard filled with notes cleared up the mystery. Here all of the teases and Easter eggs that went along with the reveal.

Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Meaning

The words “No Way Home” are filled with meaning for the new Spider-Man film. First of all, what they suggest about Spider-Man’s situation is decidedly different from the last installment, Far From Home. The title of the last film was fitting, because it was set in London. Peter Parker was a long way from his home in New York City, but No Way Home’s title goes a step further by indicating that Spider-Man really can’t return home. Since it’s already known from leaks and official comments from Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige that Spider-Man 3 is connected to Doctor Strange 2 through the multiverse, it seems that Peter Parker’s next big problem will be taking him outside of his own timeline or reality. The multiverse connection could have just meant that Spider-Man will be dealing with threats that originate from other dimensions, but the official title all but confirms his character is about to embark on an adventure into the multiverse.

Spider-Man 3’s Fake Title Announcements

Just a day prior to No Way Home’s reveal, three other titles were released as well, each by one of the movie’s stars. Holland, Batalon, and Zendya announced that Spider-Man 3 would be titled Phone Home, Home-Wrecker, and Home Slice respectively. Interestingly, the colors of these three logos put together create the Green Goblin’s comic book color scheme. It’s hard to say if this is a coincidence or not. Either way, the fake titles certainly helped build anticipation for the real one. All three are jokes, but one in particular, Phone Home, leaves the same impression that No Way Home does. On top of being an ET reference, it too points to Spider-Man being in a place that’s far-removed from New York City.

Home Worlds

The whiteboard in the announcement video was filled with possible titles that were crossed out for a variety of reasons. One was Home Worlds, which again has strong multiverse connotations. The idea that there is more than one “Home World” tells audiences that some of the other worlds in the movie are parallel or similar to Peter’s. That makes sense, given that past Spider-Man franchises are possibly receiving their own realities. There may also be different timelines that share the same characters as the MCU, meaning that Tom Holland’s hero can meet other versions of himself, Zendaya’s MJ, and Batalon’s Ned Leeds.

Fan Theories

A few of the titles on the whiteboard may be familiar, as many were actually suggested by the fans themselves. Homerun was among those people believed could be Spider-Man 3’s title, as was Homesick. Marvel ultimately didn’t use either, but referenced both with its official announcement video.

The Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is the reason why 2020 was devoid of any new Marvel content, was acknowledged through a few of the titles, such as Work From Home, Stay at Home, Homeschooled, and Zooming Home. With the coronavirus being the biggest issue that people from all over the world have been dealing with for a year now, it’s not surprising that the video would make the reference to it in some way.

Possible Miles Morales Connection

Though this one could be a stretch, a large number of fans are connecting the web design around No Way Home to Miles Morales, Marvel’s second Spider-Man in the comic books. The basis of the theory that the whiteboard has a hidden Miles Morales Easter egg is that the web is shaped exactly like Puerto Rico, the place that Morales is from in Marvel Comics. This has fueled already-building speculation that the fan-favorite superhero – who was teased in Spider-Man: Homecoming – could be making his MCU debut in No Way Home.

Iron Man’s Arc Reactor

Marvel may or may not have a Miles Morales reference in the video, but there’s no question about the inclusion of an Iron Man Easter egg. Spotted at the top left of the whiteboard is a drawing of an arc reactor, the power source that Tony puts in his chest to keep him alive and power his suits. Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) may be dead in the MCU, but it’s likely that his role in Peter’s life will still be clearly felt in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Four-Dimensional Cube

Also found on the whiteboard is the design of a four-dimensional cube, but it’s not clear what it means. It could be the Tesseract, or it could be another nod to the movie’s multiverse story. The image could be used as a model for how the multiverse works in the MCU.

Chemical Compounds

The whiteboard is curiously filled with hexagon shapes. Some may wonder if this has something to do with the Hex in WandaVision since the show may relate to the multiverse, but these hexagons are actually chemical compounds. Other concepts stemming from chemistry are included too, and why that would be isn’t clearly spelled out. The explanation for that could be relatively simple: Peter Parker has always been regarded as a science nerd. Marvel could just be referencing that, or it may be hinting at a specific villain. Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, who is reportedly appearing in the film, is a noted scientist.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

One of the most humorous Spider-Man 3 title suggestions on the whiteboard was Far From Home. This would have worked story-wise, but it was of course taken by the last installment. As the words on the board point out, “we did this already”.

Home Alone Reference

Under the crossed-out title, Home Alone, were the words, “copyright issues”. This joke is about the movie of the same name, an iconic John Hughes movie from 1990 about a child whose parents are away when burglars break into his house. What the movie shares in common with Spider-Man 3 is that both are set at Christmas-time, which could be part of the reason why it’s called out by the video. The “copyright issues” line refers to the fact that the rights to Home Alone, though made by Fox, belong to Disney. Disney may be involved with Spider-Man: No Way Home, but it’s still a Sony Pictures production.

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