After what feels like a lifetime since the first trailer, Spider-man: No Way Home fans have been given a new poster, and it contains some tantalising clues about what the webbed crusader could be faced with come December.
Revealed on the film’s official Twitter page on Monday, the poster teases several of the franchise’s previous villains who may be fighting the web-head alongside Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus. Besides the latter’s iconic robotic arms, it shows a yellow bolt of lightning, a trail of sand and a mysterious figure perched on a very familiar glider…
This fellow is almost certainly the Green Goblin, who we last saw portrayed by Dane DeHaan in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and before that by James Franco and Willem Dafoe in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. When the trailer originally came out in August, a maniacal laugh and a pumpkin bomb suggested Dafoe’s version of the character would be making an appearance. This poster all but confirms our suspicions, as the figure on the hoverboard is wearing a very recognisable helmet, its elongated style looking very much like Norman Osborne’s mask from the very first Spider-Man movie.
We then have Sandman. In the bottom left of the poster, we see a whirlwind of sand moving upwards—a method of transport favoured by one Flint Marko. While we do not know as of yet if Thomas Hayden Church is reprising his role from Spider-Man 3, this poster gives us our first real clue that he might feature in the film.
Last, and certainly not least, we have Electro. With Jamie Foxx already confirmed as part of the film, the poster doesn’t give us a sighting of his character directly. Instead, we see a yellow bolt in the background which is comic-accurate for Electro (despite Foxx’s original Electro being blue). Perhaps this signifies a new direction for the sparkle-fingered fiend after the character’s somewhat muted entrance to the franchise in 2014.
All of these reveals set up a tough battle for Spider-Man to handle alone, maybe needing the help of some more web-slinging heroes… With the date of the movie getting closer & closer, perhaps a long-awaited second trailer will give us some answers.
Words by Arib Ismail Dauhoo
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