Spider-Man: No Way Home has wrapped up principal photography in Atlanta, GA recently and is now working towards its post-production needs. Currently winning the race for most theories and rumors for a Marvel Cinematic Universe product out of any film or show in the works today, and even rivaling the massive rumor mills that came along with the epic Avengers: Endgame. Rumors and conflicting reports on whether Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are actually making cameos or not, compounded with the confirmed returns of Jamie Foxx and Alfred Molina has many people thinking that we are getting a live action Spider-Verse this December. A new BTS photo doesn’t answer that question, but does seem to lead to the theory that the current The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series will have an impact on this film.
Murphy's Multiverse is also reporting the prop will be featured in the backdrop of "a key scene." pic.twitter.com/kQpeCCg4sg
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Posted on Twitter, there is a bus stop sign that features a certain American landmark getting a bit of a Super Soldier upgrade. The Statue of Liberty has been given a Captain America style shield and has the tag line “Meet the Newest (and Tallest) Avenger”. This seems like part of the John Walker Captain America media roll out ploy by the government to try and get everyone to like the ‘New Cap’. It is also noted that this prop will be featured in a key scene in the upcoming third Tom Holland-led solo Spidey flick.
As this film takes place immediately where Far From Home left off, to the second, and that film is roughly two month AFTER the events of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, this marketing will still be up, even if Walker ends up losing the shield and moniker, as most people speculate. So, whether the government recognizes Falcon as the new Cap or simply didn’t remove all of their previous marketing, we won’t know at least until the end of the Disney Plus series here in a few weeks.
Whatever it means, it is concrete proof of Phase 4 being just as interwoven as the previous phases and these Disney Plus series will have major impacts on the films moving forward. In other words, it will be the first time that the Marvel television shows will directly link instead of just being loosely ‘MCU-adjacent’.
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