Marvel movies have shown a love for Star Wars ever since Phase Two of MCU. Spider-Man continues his adventures at No Way Home. trendIt is subtle.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers about Spider-Man No Way Back. It is currently showing in theaters.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe was created with the primary goal to create a new movie franchise that would appeal millions of people. Phase One established the MCU’s position in cinematic history. Phase Two was more entertaining, and more relevant for its sister franchises. Star WarsStar Trek. In Phase Two and Three, subtle references to the series were made. But it wasn’t until Spider-Man: No Way Home that the nods were brought back in small but impactful ways.
No Way Home is the story about Peter Parker, who decides that he will erase his identity from the universe 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. He is forced to flee his home to hide until the attention of all has gone. He is now one of the first. Star Wars references.
Peter is still waiting to hear back from the colleges 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 nod to Ned’s time when they were working on the scene. Original Death Star in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Peter is now alone and working on the LEGO setmeant to be with Ned.
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 shows Ned teasing the huge Death He got a LEGO Star as a reward for his efforts.Palpatine 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 learns from Peter that he is Spider-Man. Even his family members. Peter is able to remember, even if they aren’t able to, and keeps his Palpatine Minifigure to remind himself to fight for those 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 most popular entertainment properties. It’s always fun to see the other refer to the first. Spider-Man: No Way Home helps bring you closer. 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 see LEGO,Palpatine Minifigure
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