The newest trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home was released early last Tuesday morning. Although still tantalisingly limited on details regarding two certain actors named Maguire and Garfield, it’s given us more hints about the webslinger’s next adventure.
Immediately following on from Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) appears to be suffering from an image problem. As we see in the trailer, the Daily Bugle has branded him “public enemy number one” and his attempts at living two lives, one as a superhero and the other as a regular kid, have failed. To quote the Green Goblin, the world is “making him choose” between two halves of himself. In another shot, a tearful Peter laments that he “can’t save everyone.” Old habits die hard, it seems; Spider-Man battling his own sense of identity is something nearly all his onscreen iterations have struggled with.
The true stars of the trailer, however, are the villains. No Way Home’s initial teaser confirmed that Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina will be returning as the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus respectively (Dafoe’s Goblin cackle is too iconic to miss). This latest trailer however has revealed even more glorious bad guys. New York is getting visitors from “every universe” and everyone wants their revenge on Spider-Man. Regardless of which version of him is under the mask, it’s “their fate” to fight the superhero, as Dr. Strange puts it. An epic fight sequence at the end of the trailer shows Parker face off against Electro and Lizard, both from The Amazing Spider-Man films, and Sandman, who originally appeared in Spider-Man 3. Most of the shots of Electro and Sandman in the trailer show them fighting Parker together, implying a team-up. With all the major villains from the previous Spider-Man film series confirmed, Parker is certainly going to have his work cut out for him.
The confirmation we’re all really waiting for now is whether or not the original ‘Spider-Men,’ Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will return for No Way Home. Now that we know for sure that their villains are involved, it seems only natural that they themselves would make an appearance. Despite potential set leaks, there has been no official indication that Maguire and Garfield will appear. The multiverse may be opening, but Marvel are still keeping their lips sealed until premiere day.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to open in cinemas on 15 December 2021.
Words by Alice Fortt
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