Following a series of leaks that may or may not have been intentional by a clever marketing department, Sony Pictures has released the first official teaser trailer for the latest installment of the Spider-Man film franchise: Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The teaser trailer gives a decent look at franchise star Tom Holland, who returns as the titular superhero, as well as his newest partner: the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
It also gives a small peek at the revival of a popular villain that most fans were already expecting, Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus from 2004’s Spider-Man 2. Similar to his initial appearance in Sam Raimi’s undisputed classic, Dr. Otto Octavius returns with a green coat, sunglasses, and, of course, mechanical appendages.
Marvel fans have known for some time that Spider-Man: No Way Home’s story will center around a multiverse. The teaser trailer confirms this. What seems to spark things off is Parker begging Strange to cast a volatile spell in a desperate attempt to get the world to forget that he’s really Spider-Man, but things do not go as planned.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released exclusively in theaters on December 17, 2021. The film is rumored to include not only Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Jamie Foxx’s Electro, but also Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men.
The teaser trailer on Sony’s channel has already racked up over 30 million views since its release last night.
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.