Newly surfaced concept art from Spider-Man: No Way Home shows that Doctor Strange was originally going to bring all three Spider-Men together.
The concept art was shared on X following the recent release of the book Spider-Man: No Way Home - The Art of the Movie. The images shows a slightly different version of events from the rooftop meeting that appeared in the final cut of Spider-Man: No Way Home following Aunt May's death. Doctor Strange uses magic portals to bring the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield versions of Spider-Man into the MCU universe, where they come across Tom Holland's startled Spider-Man.
In the final version of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Ned Leeds summons the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield Spider-Men into his house, using Doctor Strange's Sling Ring. Ned and MJ later bring the Spider-Man variants to the rooftop where they comfort Tom Holland's wall-crawler, who is crushed after the death of Aunt May. Doctor Strange was absent during this part of the movie, imprisoned in the Mirror Dimension after an earlier fight with Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: No Way Home and Beyond
Spider-Man: No Way Home - The Art of the Movie provides insight into other elements which didn't make it into the final film. This includes Spider-Man's symbiote suit and a scrapped fight between Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus. Concept art of an Iron Man-style suit for Green Goblin also recently surfaced online. The art book also includes some thoughts from Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire. "Working with Andrew [Garfield] and Tom [Holland] was so dear to me, it really was special—a very rich experience for me, all around. It kind of reinvigorated my interest in performing," Maguire noted.
When it comes to the future of the Spider-Man franchise, a fourth MCU film is in development with Tom Holland returning. Sony has a few Spider-Man projects coming up, including Madame Web, which is due out on Feb. 14, 2024, and Kraven the Hunter, slated for release on Aug. 30, 2024. Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse is also part of Sony's line-up, though it's been removed from its release schedule for the time being.