Having broken Avengers Endgame’s record for the most-watched trailer in its first 24 hours, fans have been eagerly awaiting Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer 2. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have put on a special fan event in Los Angeles today to debut the teaser and now it’s finally arrived. With the promise of some multiverse madness with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, it looks like Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is about to face off against some Spider-Man villains from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s movies.
After leaking his involvement in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock from Maguire’s Spider-Man 2 showed up at the end of the first teaser trailer.
And now he’s join but four other Sony villains in Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin from the first Spider-Man movie and Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman from Spider-Man.
While representing Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man, it’s Rhys Ifans’ Lizard and Jamie Foxx is back as Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Some fans have questioned where the sixth villain is given they could make up a multiversal Sinister Six.
No doubt there will be another one, perhaps in Tom Hardy’s Venom given that he entered the MCU at the end of Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer 2, also shares a bit more of the blockbuster’s storyline.
Doctor Strange tells Peter that his spell that was supposed make the world forget that he’s Spider-Man also ripped open the multiverse bringing in these villains from other realities.
Interestingly, Doc Ock doesn’t recognise Holland’s superhero saying, “You’re not Peter Parker, so presumably he is the one for Maguire’s universe.
The Sorcerer Supreme then makes it very clear to Peter that he, MJ and Ned need to “Scooby Doo” the five villains by finding them and sending them back to their own universes.
And at the trailer’s climax, we see Spider-Man taking on Electro, Sandman and Lizard on what looks like a Captain America monument on the Statue of Liberty.
But when Zendaya’s MJ slips and begins to fall this moment is a direct shadowing of Gwen Stacey’s death in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
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Spider-Man: No Way Home hits UK cinemas on December 15 and in US movie theatres on December 17, 2021.