Read and download the script for “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Read one of the funniest scenarios of the year.

Have you seen Spider-Man: No Coming Home in theaters? It seemed like everyone else had, with the film surpassing $1 billion worldwide. Aside from all the amazing on-screen cinematic wins, it’s magical how the storyline came together.

If you haven’t seen the movie, be aware that we’ll talk a lot about spoilers here, so come back when you’ve seen it.

Everyone, we’ll cover three lessons you can use from this script in your own writing. The feature film was written by franchise veterans Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. They took us on an exciting adventure that contained twists, turns and real risks.

Three lessons for the Spider-Man: No Coming Home Scenario

1. Raise the stakes

In the past, many superhero movies have failed to raise the stakes.

It’s always about the world, but nothing personal. This film was able to raise both the personal stakes and the global stakes. We see the universe fracture, and we also see Peter’s social life fracture. Her existence is directly responsible for her friends missing out on college and her family being in constant danger. We feel the pressure on the character and we are worried too.

See if you can make the audience feel that the stakes are palpable.

2. Subvert tropes

One of the things we talked about is the number Spider Man movies we have. I think we’re at about eight. There are so many characters, tropes and expectations.

What this movie did was bring people back from those older movies. By resurrecting the characters, it changed the way we think about them. Doc Ock has become a hero. The Green Goblin needed to be rehabilitated. This subversion of how we’ve seen heroes treat villains and how villains are punished was a really smart way to get people involved.

3. Change everything

One of the most powerful parts of the story was the ending. It resets the world so people have no idea who Peter Parker or Spider-Man really is, which means our leader has no friends or family. He also killed Aunt May, in a universe determined to make Uncle Ben expendable.

This world reset not only opens up all the stories for the sequels, but also character development. Giving Peter Parker a clean slate means he can go anywhere and be with anyone, leaving the future completely unpredictable.