“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Official Trailer Reveals Even More Villains
“Ever since I got bitten by that spider, I’ve only had one week when my life felt normal—and that’s when you found out.” This is what Peter Parker (Tom Holland) says to MJ (Zendaya) at the start of the official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Things are as bad as they’ve ever been for Peter when No Way Home begins. His mentor Tony Park has been gone for a while now, and now the whole world knows who he is thanks to Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) outing him—and framing him for murder—at the end of Far From Home. Parker finds himself in a position that no Spider-Man in any film ever has; he’s been unmasked, and his beloved New York City has turned on him.
The official trailer has a slew of brand new footage and reveals Peter will be facing even more villains than we originally suspected. The thrust of Far From Home is a spell gone bad. Peter askes Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to cast a spell to make people forget he’s Spider-Man, but they botch it and end up unleashing supervillains from across the multiverse. We’ve known for a while that Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) from 2004’s Spider-Man 2 and Electro (Jamie Foxx) from 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man were some of those supervillains from Spider-Man films past who would return here. This trailer gives us our first glimpse of Electro, in fact. Then there’s the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), the very first villain in Sam Raimi’s original 2002 Spider-Man who has been teased previously, and who we finally see here. We also hear Dafoe’s voice, but we still haven’t actually seen his face thus far. Then there are the other supervillains also returning—Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) from 2007’s Spider-Man 3 and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) from 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man.
The trailer also revealed that Doc Ock takes doesn’t think our current Spider-Man is Peter Parker. This hints at a possible return of the Peter Parker he knows, played by Tobey Maguire, which would suggest that Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker would appear, too. Yet there’s still no glimpse of Maguire and Garfield, but that hasn’t stopped Holland from hinting at their potential involvement. At a global fan event in Los Angeles, Holland said that the film contains a “true moment in cinematic history.” He continued: “We were there on the day making it happen, and it was crazy — and I would love to tell you. I was like, ‘That’s never going to work. There’s no way you’re going to be able to get that done.’ And they did.”
We likely won’t find out precisely what he’s referring to until the movie finally screens. Jon Watts returns to direct from a script by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
Check out the official trailer here. Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17.
Here’s the official synopsis:
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.
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Featured image: Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Courtesy of Sony Pictures.