After a dud start earlier in the week with the ‘unofficial’ release of the long-awaited Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, which, really, turned out to be the recording, of a recording, of a CGI-depleted recording, fans of the web-slinger can now behold the trailer to the next instalment of the Marvel monolith in crisp, un-bootlegged high quality. And, to be quite frank, if we were romantically attracted to cinematic trailers, it would be this one that first arose strange and confusing feelings inside us.
Getting straight into things, the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home picks up right where it’s older sibling, Spider-Man: Far From Home leaves us – with the entire world learning of Spidey’s true identity as Peter Parker following a pretty poor sportsmans like move from Far Home Home villian, Mysterio. To the surprise of precisely no one who concerns themselves with such things, the trailer also re-introduces us to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whos help Spidey seeks to undo Mysterious final dog act, that is, to make the world forget his true identity, and in true Monkey Paw style, shit goes sideways…and update sign, and multidimensional. And somehow all those things at once.
After months of rumours, the trailer also confirms the return of the infalible Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus, who you may remember from Spider-Man 2, a handle that strangely enough now applies to three different films, but we’ll let you do the leg work on which one.
Other rumours include the return of Willem Dafoe as The Green Goblin, and the trailer does confirm that our favorite emerald villain will be swooping back into the story. We also know that erstwhile Spider-men(?) Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would be reprising their respective roles and debut in the MCU, however whether or not it will be as part of Spider-Man: No Way Home isn’t confirmed (or denied, really) by the first glimpse of the film.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hits cinemas December 17 and we just simply cannot wait.