The First Teaser Trailer For Spider-Man: No Way Home Is Finally Here
Well, after the trailer leak for Spider-Man: No Way Home, we knew that the moment would arrive sooner rather than later. Still, this movie is in theaters in less than four months, and this is the first bit of footage we’re seeing for it. Frankly, if any Marvel character could pull that off, it’s Spidey. The first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home feels like much more than a tease. So, while this confirms what we learned this weekend, we get even more insight into what’s awaiting us in this movie. Again, there are no extra Peter Parkers, no Mary Jane, and no Daredevil to be found. Bet there is plenty to be excited about.
We see Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus, and we also get a close up look at a pumpkin bomb from the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man universe. (And was that Willem Dafoe’s laugh in there, too?) There is also a curious scene of very yellow-looking lightning, possibly Jamie Foxx as Electro. Doctor Strange and Spider-Man ripped open a hole in the multiverse, and more than one person came through it seems. The other thing revealed in this trailer is that the VFX-heavy shots not finished in the leak show Doctor Strange and Spider-Man presumably fighting each other. Doctor Strange seems to be chasing Spidey through the mirror dimension. We also see him knock his astral form out of his body, like the Ancient One did to the Hulk in Avengers: Endgame. (Spidey also seems to be carrying some sort of magical-looking contraption when it happens.)
The thing that’s most interesting to me in the teaser trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home is not the multiverse stuff. Frankly, I am more interested in the secret identity storyline. Both how the world reacts to Peter Parker, and the fallout from what happen if Strange does make everyone forget.
This Movie Really Could Blow Up the MCU Version of Spider-Man
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So, there is no guarantee that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are going to continue to share Spider-Man. We know from when Sony and Disney made their deal to keep Spider-Man in the MCU, that we got two more movies. We get this one, and Spider-Man will appear in another Marvel Studios film. (My guess is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as a direct continuation from this film.) The “No Way Home” of the title probably means that whichever result sticks, the Spider-Man world we know is going to change forever. It’s also quite possible that not all the characters make it out of this alive.
Narratively, this story could keep going as long as Tom Holland wants to play the role. Into the Spider-Verse proved that the more Spideys there are, the merrier. Yet, Marvel fans need to reconcile the fact that the reality of the state of the box office would mean that this is the last run for Spidey in the MCU. Spider-Man: Far From Home had to earn a billion dollars to keep the relationship going. Half of that would equal the total gross of the top three movies this year combined. Still, at least it seems like that film will definitely release this year. However, films have been closer and been pushed back (see: Venom: Let There Be Carnage).
So, who knows what’s in store for Spider-Man’s future? This movie will have less than two weeks in 2021, but even that might be the box office topper for the year. In fact, it’s conceivable that Marvel will hold the top three spots this year, depending on how well Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings does.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17, 2021
What did you think of the first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home? Did it live up to your expectations? Tell us your thoughts, theories, or hopes for the film in the comments below.
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Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. The first books he read on his own were comics, and he's loved the medium ever since. He is the greatest star-pilot in the galaxy, a cunning warrior, and a good friend. His book "What I Learned: Stories, Essays, and More" is available in print from Amazon and from all electronic booksellers.