Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer sparks huge Andrew Garfield theory with MJ's Gwen Stacy parallel
17 November 2021, 14:00 | Updated: 28 April 2022, 11:51
The parallel between MJ and Gwen Stacy falling towards the floor has got fans speculating about Andrew Garfield again.
Right then! Has everybody seen the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer yet? Yes? Good! We've got something very important things to discuss...
The final trailer for Tom Holland's big Sony/MCU multiverse extravaganza dropped yesterday (Nov 16) and it finally gave us our first clear look at Doc Ock back in action alongside Green Goblin, Sandman, Electro and the Lizard.
Tom has also teased that the trailer, which also sees Dr. Strange, MJ, Ned, Aunt May and Happy involved in the action, is just "the tip of the iceberg" too.
But in and amongst all the multiverse villain drama, there's one huge parallel that involves Zendaya's MJ which has now sparked a big ol' fan theory involving Andrew Garfield.
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Does MJ die in Spider-Man: No Way Home?
At one point in the trailer, MJ can be seen falling off the side of a scaffolding structure as Ned attempts to grab her.
The scene has sparked a ton of theories amongst fans about MJ's fate because as she falls, the camera shot mirrors two iconic moments in Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, where both MJ and Gwen Stacy each fall off a tall structure. Kirsten Dunst's MJ is saved, but Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy is not.
The scene in the trailer ends with Spider-Man's hand reaching for MJ as she's falling to the floor, but fans are now theorising that the trailer might feature some clever trickery, much like the Infinity War and Endgame trailers, which were edited to avoid revealing the big surprises in the movie.
Some fans are now convinced, thanks to that parallel, that it might not actually end up being Tom Holland's Spider-Man reaching for MJ...
pov: you’re dating spider-man#SpiderManNoWayHome pic.twitter.com/4qVaQbcF29— 𝔟𝔦𝔩𝔩𝔶 𝔩𝔬𝔬𝔪𝔦𝔰 𝔰𝔱𝔞𝔫 𝔞𝔠𝔠𝔬𝔲𝔫𝔱 (@b0hemianrapcity) November 17, 2021
THE PARALLELS BETWEEN GWEN STACY AND MJ. I AM IN PAIN. #SpiderManNoWayHome #SpiderMan #SpiderManNoWayHomeTrailer pic.twitter.com/xCSgGsLKMp— ann🧣 saw eternals (@swiftsxialing) November 17, 2021
THE MJ AND GWEN STACY DEATH PARALLELS??? MARVEL WHEN I CATCH YOU #NOWAYHOME #NOWAYHOMETRAILER pic.twitter.com/DEXyMlp1bw— auti (@thisiskick) November 17, 2021
Ok, so how does Andrew Garfield play into this then?
Well, here's where the cinematic parallels come into play. Fans have theorised that Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man (if he does actually end up appearing in the film), will swoop in and save MJ from the same tragic fate as Gwen Stacy.
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Gwen Stacy dies after Peter is unable to save her from falling to her death. He manages to catch her with a web just before she hits the floor, but the whiplash causes her to smack her head on the concrete.
Sharing their theories on Twitter, one fan wrote: "Prediction, Andrew Garfield will save MJ because he's guilty that he didn't save Gwen Stacy."
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when mj is falling off the scaffolding spider-man is gonna catch her but its just gonna show his hand/arm and when they get to the ground and spider-man takes off his mask the big reveal is gonna be that it’s andrew garfield not tom holland i can see it so clearly rn— trish (@ULTRAGLOSS) November 17, 2021
Early Theory: Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man is the one to save MJ before she splats #SpiderManNoWayHome— Charlie Schneider (@AwesomEmergency) November 17, 2021
Prediction, Andrew Garfield will save MJ because he's guilty that he didn't save Gwen Stacy #SpiderManNoWayHomeTrailer #SpiderManNoWayHomeTrailer2 pic.twitter.com/vGEBRHEZrr— Director Marc (@MarcCuya) November 17, 2021
if andrew garfield’s spider-man comes and saves MJ i will actually tear up, give him a chance to save her this time i beg#SpiderManNoWayHome pic.twitter.com/zlRUj9vVT8— sara (@saraa_oz) November 17, 2021
Of course, we won't know if there's any weight to these theories until it's officially officially confirmed that Andrew Garfield does actually re-appear as Peter Parker in the movie.
The actor has vehemently denied any and all involvement in the film every single time he's been asked about it, but fans are convinced he's lying to avoid spoiling the whole thing.
So, what do you think? Could Andrew's Spider-Man possibly save MJ from falling to her death? Or should we just put our clown shoes on now and give up with all the speculation?
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