Spider-Man Cartoon Trailer Version of No Way Home Is Masterful and Fun
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Spider-Man Cartoon Trailer Mashup for No Way Home Is a Delightful Break From Any Reality

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BY April 14, 2022

Within 24 hours, the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer became the most-watched trailer in history. And for a good reason. The trailer had more surprises than new time threads at the end of Loki. The trailer itself is a puzzle too. Yes, we definitely hear Willem Defoe’s iconic Goblin laugh and the rolling bomb. But the more you watch it, the more you see like Sandman rising from the ground and Electro’s classic yellow lighting. Then there’s the creature jumping out of the shadows that might be Amazing Spider-Man’s Lizard. And, of course, the heart-stopping moment: “Hello, Peter….” Alfred Molina rising out of the smoke looking like his Doctor Octopus stepped right out of Spider-Man 2 and into the MCU (digital de-aging helps). Now, imagine that awesome trailer, but as the 1990’s Spider-Man Cartoon. And if you can’t, keep reading!

The Spider-Man: No Way Home Cartoon Trailer Shows Why We Love Spider-Man So Much

Spider-Man Cartoon Trailer, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Fox Kids, X-Men: The Animated Series, Doctor Strange, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Octopus, Alfred Molina, Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios (Images: Marvel Studios/Fox Kids)

Some characters are great for serious stories: Batman, Wolverine, Daredevil, etc. And some characters are perfect for lighthearted, fun stories: Shazam, Fantastic Four, Aquaman, etc. Very few characters are perfect for both serious and fun, but Spider-Man might be the poster hero for those characters. Spidey has insanely fun stories like Big Time. Then there are the heavy yet sweet, heartfelt comics (Despite Spider-Man: One More Day, J Michael Straczynski’s Amazing Spider-Man #48 is one of the most beautiful comics ever). But some of the most famous Spider-Man stories are darker than some of Batman’s grimmest moments; Kraven’s Last Hunt, Maximum Carnage, Best of Enemies, Venom…and the list could go on. Hmm, maybe we should have a list.

The trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home is mostly very serious, with just one or two moments of levity. Doctor Strange winking and MJ talking about Spider-Man hypnotizing women (which isn’t actually that far-fetched) are basically it. The rest is one serious moment after another, getting more and more desperate as we see Peter’s life unravel before him. So serious. So dark. The Youtube channel 100Bombs Studios found a way to remind us that the character is a lot of fun. By taking clips from the 1990’s Spider-Man cartoon on Fox, the YouTuber perfectly recreates the trailer.

If you’re a xennial/millennial, the Marvel cartoons on Fox hold a special place in your heart (especially X-Men: The Animated Series). So, for us old-timers, the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer lights up our nostalgia. But even if you don’t have that connection, it’s still fun and impressive. So, thank you, 100Bombs, for bringing a little fun to the intense trailer. Watch it below:

Do you miss the old Fox Marvel cartoons? Which ones would you want to watch all over again?

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Roman Colombo finished his MFA in 2010 and now teaches writing and graphic novel literature at various Philadelphia colleges. His first novel, Trading Saints for Sinners, was published in 2014. He's currently working on his next novel and hoping to find an agent soon.


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