Unlike the blue color scheme he had in his first film appearance, Electro’s lightning in Spider-Man: No Way Home matches the golden color of his original comic design. In this movie, his power bursts formed a “mask” in front of his face, resembling the star-shaped mask of his classic comic counterpart.
12No Way Home Final Suit
The final scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home shows Tom Holland’s Spider-Man swinging out of his apartment. He is wearing a brand new suit which seems to be inspired by the previous two Spider-Man suits which he saw on Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield during this movie. It appears that he uses Maguire’s Spider-emblem and Garfield’s vibrant color scheme and design. The suit also resembles the Earth-616 comic book costume.
13Stan Lee's Birthdate Cameo
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, when Peter Parker is suiting up on top of the car before the arrival of Doc Ock, there is a taxi cab behind him. The taxi’s numbers read 1228. This is a reference to Stan Lee’s birthday which is December 28, 1922.
14Spider-Man's Black Suit
Spider-Man’s black suit in Spider-Man: No Way Home while he was fighting Electro was just literally his paint-stained red and black suit that he wore inside out. This explains why you see a lot of the suit’s underlying tech on the surface.
15No Way Home Spell Crystal
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, the crystal that Dr. Strange used to contain the spell was probably a nod to the universe that contained the grief-stricken Doctor Strange from the “What If?” This is probably confirmed by the appearance of the Dark Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer.
16Oh For Fox Sake
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, when Peter first visits Dr. Strange and he descends down the stairs flying, Strange is seen drinking coffee out of a mug with a fox on it. It actually reads “Oh For (Fox pic) Sake.”
17Jacob Batalon’s Weight Loss
Actor Jacob Batalon lost a staggering 102 pounds (46 kilos) for his role as Ned Leeds in Spider-Man: No Way Home, although he has indicated that shedding that weight was also a lifestyle choice.
18Dr. Strange in Raimiverse?
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Tobey Maguire’s character just walks right through the portal as if it’s an everyday occurrence for him. This may be because there’s a Doctor Strange in his universe. Dr. Strange’s name is dropped in Sam Raimiverse ’s Spider-Man 2 by J. Jonah Jameson. Apparently, Punisher also exists in the Raimiverse, or at least Frank Castle does. There is a blink and you miss a shot of him behind MJ when she runs from the wedding in Spiderman 2. It was Thomas Jane’s stunt double as he was unavailable for filming, but the DVD commentary says it is Frank Castle.
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, before the climactic fight, Tobey’s Spider-Man can be seen stretching his back, saying “my back, it’s kind of stiff” which is a throwback to when he hurt his back in Spider-Man 2, when he fell off the building and screamed “MY BACK.”
20Alfred Molina as Doc Ock
For his appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Alfred Molina was digitally de-aged to make him appear as he had in Spider-Man 2 (2004) and his mechanical tentacles were created through CGI, rather than through puppetry like in his previous film.