THE STAR/REUTERS – The second trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home premiered on Tuesday, a little over a month ahead of the Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios co-production’s exclusive cinematic release.
As is so often the case for Peter Parker (Tom Holland), he’s winds up being the architect of his own misery.
To undo the chaos caused in his life after his identity as Spider-Man is revealed at the end of 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter seeks the help of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
But his indecision instead cracks open the multiverse and unleashes a suite of villains from previous Spider-Man franchises, including Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin from 2002’s Spider-Man, Alfred Molina’s Otto Octavius from 2004’s Spider-Man 2, Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman from 2007’s Spider-Man 3, Rhys Ifans’ the Lizard from 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, and Jamie Foxx’s Electro from 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The presence of so many villains from previous iterations of Spider-Man has led fans to expect that the actors who played the web-singer – Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield – to show up as well.
But while the trailer confirmed that Molina’s Doc Ock does not consider Holland to be Peter Parker, Maguire and Garfield were nowhere to be seen. Zendaya is also reprising her role as MJ, Jacob Batalon is back as Ned Leeds, Marisa Tomei is Aunt May, Jon Favreau returns as Happy Hogan, and Benedict Wong is Wong from Doctor Strange.
Jon Watts returns to direct his third instalment in the Holland series.
Marvel Studios is gearing up for the next era of Spider-Man with an animated original series called Spider-Man: Freshman Year, revealed on November 12.
The series will explore Peter Parker’s early web-slinging adventures before Spider-Man: Homecoming.