Following quite a huge spoilery leak of “a” trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home over the weekend, MARVEL and Sony Pictures have finally released the official Teaser trailer for the film, although this is not what was leaked but it does give us a better idea of what sets up the events in the film:
At some point, I really do hope that Sony Pictures takes more care over the Spider-Man property in terms of the MCU as each of the films has had big spoilery moments surrounding them from Tom Holland leaking stuff as per a marketing plan or dropping a trailer for ‘Spider-Man:Far from Home” during the time between Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. Now before this trailer we have had reveals of costumes and characters thanks to toy lines and Pop Funko reveals so before this teaser trailer we already knew the story will further the Multiverse setting for Phase 4 of the MCU and there will be a lot of threads brought together in No Way Home in order to set up the next Dr Strange film “Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” as well as explaining how Wong will be seen fighting The Abomination in Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” which releases in the UK in just two weeks as well as other Multiverse aspects set up with Disney Plus shows Wandavision and Loki.
The trailer does indicate that the story will pick up directly after the ending to Far from Home which saw Mysterio revealing to the world that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, an event that seemingly impacts all of Peter’s life and those around him, making him seek out Dr Strange in order to cast a spell to make everyone forget the reveal and undoing what Mysterio did. Now it is obviously that this teaser trailer has events happening in a different order than we will see in the film itself such as Peter going to Strange and then a possible battle which sees Strange chasing Peter as Spider-Man through the Mirror Verse, something we saw a lot of in the first Dr Strange Film.
Now, so much has been made about the fact that this story will also feature other Spider-Men from other Sony Spidey film franchises such as Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield, although Garfield has denied and gone out of his way to try and claim that he was never approached and yet….villains from their films are teased in this trailer as we see a Pumpkin Bomb from William Defoe’s Green Goblin as well as Alfred Milina’s Doctor Octopus, both from the Toby Maguire series. We also know that Jamie Foxx is returning as Electro, a villain from the last ill fated Andrew Garfield “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” film. Now we do not see the other Spider-Man characters from those universes but this is only a Teaser Trailer, despite all the leaks, this reveal is no doubt being saved for the full trailer.
I am looking forward to No Way Home as it will set up the Multiverse for Phase 4 for the first time on the big screen, building on the work done by the Disney Plus shows as it is unlikely to have Shang Chi be used to do this. There is obvious influences from the comic book world of Spider-Man as well and I would suggest reading “One More Day” and “One Moment in time” of comic books if you are interested in seeing some of those influences before the film comes out in December in time for Christmas as No Way Home is currently set for a December 17th release in Cinemas.
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