Team-up films are now a staple of the superhero genre, but it all began with 2012’s The Avengers which confirmed that the world of live-action comic book films will never be the same. Fans loved Chris Evans’ Captain America and Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr, Hulk played by Mark Ruffalo, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow played by Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, and Scarlett Johansson respectively. The team gets together to take on Loki and his army of Chituari. However, the fans had no clue what incredible films lay ahead.
While Infinity War and Endgame were absolutely game-changing while watching a superhero team fighting together onscreen – we still haven’t forgotten the final battle in Avengers: Endgame. Now fans are looking forward to the exciting team-ups that we’ll see in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Spider-Man: No Way Home promises to be one of the best superhero films we’ve seen in a while, thanks to the multiverse coming into the picture. However, if we listen to Marvel head Kevin Feige, this collaboration wouldn’t be possible without the release of “Civil War” in 2016.
Captain America: Civil War Inspired the Cast of No Way Home
Talking to Collider, Kevin Feige talked about the success of the Civil War and how it convinced Marvel Studios that such massive team-ups were also possible. With the number of A-listers attached to the film, it can become extremely challenging for filmmakers to accommodate the busy schedules everyone has for the filming. However, Civil War proved to Feige that it’s possible. “But I think going back to Civil War, and sort of having an idea for a movie that is based entirely on what actors and what characters we can get to work together and shoot on a single day. When that worked, it gave us the ambition for movies like Infinity War, Endgame, and I would include No Way Home into that level of ambition for sure,” Feige said.
No Way Home is certainly one of the most ambitious films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Endgame and the film is not just bringing back Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch and Zendaya back but also gets the multiverse into play, bringing old Spider-Man villains like Doc Ock and Green Goblin back – and they’re played by the same actors who played them earlier, ie. Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe. There is also the much-anticipated possibility of seeing Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield together as Spider-Man and if this happens – IT WILL BE A MASSIVE ACHIEVEMENT FOR MARVEL STUDIOS.
With No Way Home now barely five days away from its release, the excitement of all fans is at an all-time high. Spider-Man: No Way Home hits the theatres on December 17.