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First Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer tears down the multiverse

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We finally have our first look at Spider-Man: No Way Home after months of speculation, leaks, and rumours, and while it only features one Spider-Man, the possibilities for cameos from other Marvel films are endless.

After Peter is outed by Mysterio’s carefully edited footage in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the third Spider-Man film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe picks up where Spider-Man: Far From Home left off. Peter seeks Doctor Strange’s help in reversing time and undoing his life’s implosion. What follows appears to be a multiversal collision — and it does not appear to be going well for anyone involved.

J.K. Simmons reprised his role as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man franchise and the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon series in the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home, providing the first hints of the multiverse. Jameson hosts a talk show in the post-credits scene, where he reveals Spider-true Man’s identity as Peter Parker. Following Loki’s death, we now know that the MCU is made up of multiple timelines and realities. To enter one, all it takes is a superhuman with the right touch. Enter: Doctor Strange. Strange’s first appearance since Avengers: Endgame will be in No Way Home, which appears to be a prelude to his next solo film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

No Way Home has been rumored to be the first MCU film to really play with timelines and alternate universes, specifically by bringing in villains and heroes from previous Spider-Man reboots, according to rumors and leaks over the last few months. However, that does not occur in this trailer, which could indicate either that it isn’t true or that Marvel is concealing information. Even if they aren’t officially from the multiverse (yet), we know that Alfred Molina’s Dr. Otto Octavius from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 will return.

While Molina appears in this trailer, there are a few other villains who will appear in the film. So far, Jamie Foxx’s Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been confirmed to appear. Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin may also appear, as his bomb from Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film appears on screen, and his laugh can be heard near the end of the trailer.

Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released exclusively in theatres on December 17th. After a year without a release from the superhero studio, the film will be the fourth Marvel film to hit theatres in 2021. The threequel follows Black Widow and Shang-Chi, which were released this summer, as well as The Eternals, which will be released in November.

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