No Way Home ‘takes place before’ Hawkeye ‘
- Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “Hawkeye” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.
- The Disney + show and “NWH” take place around the same time.
- “NWH” takes place before “Hawkeye” as it starts where 2019’s “Far From Home” left off.
If you’re going to see “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” you might be wondering where and when the movie takes place in the expansive timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We understood. After more than 20 movies and numerous Marvel shows, it can be difficult to know how it all falls into place. Simultaneously, “Hawk Eye“airs on Disney + and the majority of episodes have been released before” No Way Home “hits theaters.
If you are wondering which came first, there is an easy way to know that “No Way Home” leads to “Hawkeye”.
“No Way Home” begins exactly where 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” ended, shortly after Peter (Tom Holland) and his friends return from their summer vacation.
The film then goes through a few seasons rather quickly to end around Christmas. (You might have noticed that after Peter was dropped out of Mysterio’s death he went back to school. Then when he got his last college admission letter it was okay. after Halloween. We see holiday lights go on in a store where MJ works and his boss asks him to shoot them down. After the movie’s final fight, the movie advances again.)
At the end of the movie, Peter is seen swinging by the Rockefeller Center tree lit up for the holidays. Tree lighting usually occurs between the last week of november and the first week of december. The location is expected to reappear in next week’s “Hawkeye”.
Unlike “NWH”, all “Hawkeye” takes place in the days leading up to Christmas.
The show begins with Clint Barton / Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) spending time with his children in the six days leading up to the holidays. After his past as Ronin catches up with him, it’s a race against time to sort things out in New York City so he can return home to celebrate with his family.
However, there are also a few other fun details that you might have missed that show that the two are happening around the same time.
Steve Rogers’ musical is also recognized in “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.
The musical “Avengers” that Clint takes his children to see in the pilot “Hawkeye” has a cameo appearance that you may have missed in “No Way Home”.
In the opening minutes of the film, keep an eye out for the streets and skies of New York City. As Peter walks over to the Queensboro Bridge, he walks past some billboards for the (fictional) Broadway hit.
If you were able to pick up a copy of “The Daily Bugle,” which Sony has partnered with Liberty Mutual to distribute to fans ahead of the film’s release, it also contains a small advertisement for the musical.
New and improved Statue of Liberty completed at “Hawkeye”
In episode five of “Hawkeye,” Yelena (Florence Pugh) mentions that the updates have been made to the Statue of Liberty.
In “No Way Home” we see commercials being built before the film ends at the monument.
It’s pretty impressive that they seemed to end it so quickly after “No Way Home” ended because Spidey had a massive fight with multiple villains all over the place.
There is still one more episode of “Hawkeye” to come. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is now in theaters. You can read our review here.