Spider-Man: No Way Home is one of the most highly anticipated films of the past two decades. Much of the hype surrounding the film can be attributed to the endless speculation regarding Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's rumored return as their respective versions of Peter Parker, as well as the movie's exploration of the multiverse.
Throughout the past few months, many supposed No Way Home set pictures have surfaced online, and for the most part, those involved with the film have (understandably) remained quiet about them. Recently, however, longtime Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal shared her thoughts on keeping Peter Parker's newest film a secret.
Talking to Fandango, Pascal was asked if No Way Home had been the most challenging Spidey movie to keep under wraps due to its scope. The producer responded by alluding to the aforementioned reported leaks, before explaining that the secrecy surrounding No Way Home boils down to wanting audiences to be surprised when watching the film:
"Boy, you could probably answer that question. You know. Yes, we've been [...] We don't want to spoil things for people, you know? That's one of the problems with movies is that people know everything before they walk into the theater. So, we've been trying to make sure people get the full theatrical experience when they go to the movie. And yeah, you try to never confirm anything in any movie, but this one is a big one."
The numerous leaks and rumors about Spider-Man's newest big-screen adventure have led many to build up very specific expectations for the movie, but that may not be the best idea. During an interview with Empire Magazine (via Inside the Magic), Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige cautioned fans against this, stating: "Rumors are fun, because many of them are true, and many of them are not true. The danger is when you get into the expectations game of wanting people to be excited about the movie they get, and not disappointed about a movie they don't get."
It's difficult to believe, but Spider-Man: No Way Home is coming out in just a couple of weeks, so we're quite close to learning all the surprises that Marvel Studios and Sony have in store for us. Peter Parker's third solo adventure in the MCU will arrive in theaters on December 17, 2021.