Marvel has shown an undying love for Star Wars in movies since Phase Two. Spider-Man is continuing his adventures with No Way Home. It is subtle.
WARNING! This article contains spoilers of Spider-Man: No Way Home. It is currently showing in cinemas.
Marvel Cinematic Universe was established with the sole purpose of making a film franchise that could appeal to millions. Phase One established the MCU’s position in cinematic history. Phase Two provided more entertainment and was relevant to sister franchises. Star WarsStar Trek. In Phase Two and Three, subtle references were made to Star Trek. But it wasn’t until Spider-Man: No Way Home that the nods were brought back in small but impactful ways.
No Way Home follows Peter Parker’s journey as he attempts to erase his universe identity after Mysterio exposes him as his alter-ego. A group of villains from other dimensions come to Peter’s aid and threaten to destroy everything he has built up in the MCU. This causes him to run from home and hide, until all attention has stopped. He makes the decision to be one of the first. Star Wars references.
Peter is waiting on responses from all the colleges to which he applied. Meanwhile, he’s working on a LEGO Death Star. The LEGO Death Star looks a lot like the one from Return of the Jedi, but it’s not the one from A New Hope. The scene is a clever callback to when he and Ned were working on the original Death Star in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Peter now works alone, while Ned is on the LEGO set.
The MCU’s Star Wars nods were in the past shown by characters losing their arms, similar to Luke’s death in The Empire Strikes Back. Spider-Man Homecoming sees Ned teasing the massive Death He got a star with LEGOPalpatine Minifigure. Although this Minifigure isn’t shown again in Homecoming, it does appear at the end No Way Home on Peter’s desk. This brief callback serves as an emotional nod towards Peter’s greater sacrifice at the end.
Strange is saved by Peter when he tells him that Peter’s Spider-Man. His loved ones are also included. Peter is able recall even the things they may not remember. He keeps the Palpatine Minifigure as a reminder to protect those who he cares about. The Death Star is destroyed by the villains to signify Peter’s progression from adolescence into adulthood.
Marvel and Star Wars are two of the biggest entertainment properties. It is fun to hear one refers to the other. Spider-Man : No Way Home helps to bring Star Wars’ love and a greater sense of connection to Peter’s personal loss. It’ll be a cherished memory that Peter and the audience will see Every time they come across LEGO,Palpatine Minifigure
Spider-Man: The Way Home contains subtle Star Wars references. It is currently in theatres