Last time on the ‘a new “Spider-Man: No Way Home'” trailer just launched’ show, Sony (and Marvel) confirmed what everyone already knew: “Spider-Man II” villain Doctor Octopus, played by Alfred Molina, is in the film, and probably so is Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin.
But now comes the final “No Way Home” trailer, so what did we learn this time? A Lot. Spider-Man is going up against a major supervillain team up. We’re not gonna call it the Sinister Six, since only five villains clearly show up here, but it’s pretty much that. We’ll call it the, uh, Sinister Five.
But before we talk further, why not watch the whole thing now at the top of the screen.
Ok, so there’s Jamie Foxx’s electro, and YES WILLEM WE HEAR YOU the original Green Goblin. There’s Doc Ock of course — and we died laughing when Peter, MJ and Ned busted out laughing at his real name, Otto Octavius. And yes, we can see that for at least part of this film, Doc ends up at least having a polite truce with Peter.
But hey, there’s Sandman (‘s special effects)! And the lizard (‘s special effects) too. No idea of course if Thomas Haden Church or Rhys Ifans will be returning for those roles. Hopefully the answer is yes, because they’re both great and we’d love to see more of them.
But hang on, who the hell is that riding the Green Goblin’s glider approximately at the 2:11 point in this trailer? Sure as hell looks a lot like the Hobgoblin. Which means calling these villains “Sinister Six” is back, baby! Assuming, of course, Doc Ock somehow goes bad again.
We have a lot of thoughts about what may or may not be a series of misdirections. Read more here.
Of course we saw more Doctor Strange, since this whole thing is his fault, and J. Jonah Jameson. And it looks a lot like Peter and his friends are trying to find a way to resolve this whole thing without having to kill any of the bad guys who’ve come in from their respective universes. And that’s a nice touch.
But one thing we did NOT see is Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield. Sorry guys, maybe those rumors aren’t true for real. But we’ll wait until it comes out before we believe that. Unless that brief glimpse at a Black Suited Spidey with some ribbing on his costume that sure looks a lot like the Sam Raimi-era suits means anything.
Before you speculate too wildly, we’re pretty sure that’s just Tom Holland’s Peter Parker somehow doing the same kind of magic as Doctor Strange. But who knows, maybe it’ll be a Spider-Sorcerer Supreme from another universe.
As for the plot of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” you already know that in the stinger of “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” J. Jonah Jameson (JK Simmons) revealed Spider-Man’s secret identity to the world, which has completely ruined Peter’s life. Now he’s a public menace, everyone is scared of him, the cops are harassing him, and his personal life is a mess. So he goes to Doctor Strange to ask if there’s a magic-based way to make everyone forget all about it,
Wong (Bendict Wong) thinks that’s a really bad idea but Strange ignores that advice and performs the spell. Except during the process, Peter keeps interrupting Strange, breaking his concentration and, causing the spell to shatter reality in the process. Whoopsie.
Also appearing in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” are Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori. And “Homecoming” and “Far From Home” director John Watts also returned. Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna wrote the script. The duo previously wrote “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and its sequel, “No Way Home.”
From Sony Pictures, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” hits theaters December 17, 2021.