The Movie's Official Trailer Has Finally Been Released!

Sony Pictures Entertainment released the official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home on Monday, August 23, 2021, and fans are going crazy. This came shortly after a leaked trailer did rounds on social media but was since taken down on copyright claims. Sony has not issued a comment yet and has further distanced itself from giving out substantial updates on Spider-Man: No way home, only small pieces of information and tidbits.

It is possible that pressure from fans and continuous online leaks of wannabe trailers may have prompted the entertainment giant to finally release the anticipated official trailer on Monday night. More uncertainty revolves around some of the details revealed in the trailer and even though it is understandable in the fact that Sony does not want any spoilers ruining the movie for the viewers, fans are anxious.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is one of the most anticipated movies this year. Being the third installment in an otherwise successful series of Spider-Man Marvel films, No way Home is projected to be more ground-breaking and captivating.

Fans have really geared up for Spider-Man: No Way Home so much that it has surpassed the excitement witnessed during Spider-Man 1 and 2 releases. Is it because of the suspense created at the end of Spider-Man: Far Away From Home or is it the fact that this may be the end of Tom Holland's era given the Disney-Sony contract limitations? The answer to this, we do not know. We can only wait and see if the movie will indeed meet the high bar set before it.


Movie Plot

Not so much information is available on the exact plot of Spider-Man: No Way Home as Marvel tends to keep a tight leash on such delicate matters. However, this does not make it entirely impossible to decipher the clues and tidbits picked up by various sources along the way.

The superhero film follows events of earlier installments of the Spider-Man films; Spider-Man: Far away from home, in which Peter Parker's identity is revealed by the formidable Mysterio at the end. Mysterio's lies and deceit lead to an identity crisis that leaves Peter's life in shambles. Everyone around him is faced with conviction and judgement from the public; something which doesn't sit well with Parker.

In an effort to put his life back together, Peter Parker enlists the help of Dr. Strange, a former aide with whom he fought shoulder by shoulder. Peter believes that Dr. Strange can somehow change the world timeline and erase people's knowledge of him being the real spiderman; after all, time and magic is what the doctor does best. Dr. Strange's involvement however makes the situation more worse; The intended spell does not work as expected and instead opens up the multidimensional universe triggering a series of horrific events.

But why the title 'No Way Home'?

This is the first time ever in Spider Man history that Peter Parker's true identity as a superhero is revealed. He now has to navigate through these troubled times and face the ultimate challenge of being Spiderman. Arguably, it's this trials and tribulations that coin the name; Spider-Man: No way Home!

As we wait for the release date, here are important things you need to know about the forthcoming Marvel's Spider-Man: No Way Home...

Release Date and Production

Spider-Man: No Way Home is set for release on December 17th in the fourth phase of Marvel's Cinematic evolution. Yes, approximately a week before christmas. Production of the film began in October 2020 and went on until March 2021 when the filming ended. Most of the filming was done in Atlanta but the cast and crew also spent time in New York.

The long awaited film, especially for Cosmic Marvel fans who were left in awe after Avengers Endgame and Spider-Man: Far away from Home, No way home is written by Chris Mackenna and Eric Stomers; it is directed by John Watts and has six other executive producers namely Rachel O'Connor, Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso and JoAnn Perritano.

Kevin Feige teams up with Amy pascal in the production of this blockbuster MCU film: Something the fans are really warming up to since the duo has also been involved in previous mindblowing Spidey Movies.

The Return of Some Very Powerful Villains

In Spider-Man 3, Peter Parker is expected to meet far much more worthy opponents compared to his early encounters. Some of these villains will re-emerge in pursuit of revenge and destruction while the others will just be making their debuts. Both MCU and Non-MCU villains from earlier Spider Man Movies will appear.

Fans are particularly amazed with the return of Dr. Otto Octavius alias "Doc Ock" who first appears in Spider Man 2 way back in 2004. Alfred Molina stars as Dr. Ock and will feature in the MCU Spider-Man Series from a supposedly different universe. At the end of the trailer released by Sony, we see Alfred Molina addressing Tom Holland, or so it appears, with a cunning "Hello, Peter"

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Doc Ock played by Alfred Molina in Sam Raimi's 2004 Spider-Man 2. Molina will return to the role in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Another villain that fans are really excited to see is the Green Goblin. Green Goblin's appearance was more than confirmed after Sony released Spider-Man 3's trailer on Monday. His sarcastic laugh coupled with the presence of a weapon he uses, a pumpkin Bomb, all point to one single fact: The Green Goblin will be back in action for the third Spidey MCU Series.

The MCU Multiverse Will Be Formally Introduced Here

When Peter Parker tries to solve his current predicament by seeking assistance from Dr. Strange, something goes terribly wrong. A spell cast by the 'Doctor' goes sideways and the multidimensional nature of the world is altered. This mishappening opens Earth to attack from other dimensions, a multiverse, that we did not know even existed.

While Marvel, for the longest time, has been hinting on the possibility of a multiverse, Spider-Man: No Way Home will officially usher in the concept of various universes intertwined together. Additionally, villains from other Universes will also be appearing for the first time in Spider-Man; No Way Home; Inside sources confirm.

This Could Be Tom Holland's Last Spider-man Standalone Film

In a recent interview, Tom Holland highlighted that Spider-Man; No Way Home may be his last Spiderman film as stipulated in a contract he signed with Disney and Sony. The contract states that He, Tom, is to feature in six movies, three of which are solo acts. Now since No Way Home is his final solo performance, it might mean the end of the contract unless it be extended with the box office revenue stream in mind.

The good news, however, is that Tom Holland will still remain as our beloved web slinger superhero even after the contract ends as he is not limited from appearing in other Marvel Movies. In an instagram post, Holland also stated that 'if they (disney and sony) want him back, he'll be there in a heartbeat'.

After Release Will the Movie Be on Streaming Platforms or Disney+ ?

Apart from movie theatres, there hasn't been a clear indication as to where the Spider-Man: No Way Home film can be accessed from. For starters, Sony Pictures will be distributing the film and not Disney hence the option of getting it through Premium access on Disney plus cancels out.

The only hope for skyrocketing results is for both studios, Disney and Sony, to figure out a convenient way to distribute the movie in a manner that is beneficial to them and convenient for the viewers.

Additionally, Sony does not always make their films available for streaming right away leaving Movie theaters as the only option for fans in December unless Covid-19 containment measures get in the way of this.

Spider-Man: No Way Home Funko Pops! Are Here!

This Spider-Man Black and Gold Suit figure, along with Dr Strange, MJ and Ned, are must-haves for any Marvel Pop! set.

Returning Cast Members and New Arrivals

Comic Marvel fans will be glad to hear that not alot of changes have been made to the cast in the new Spider Man MCU series. A few replacements and addons have however been made. After all a new villain or two won't hurt. Check below for the list of the reprising cast and new appearances.

Returning Cast

Fans still get to enjoy the likes of Jacob Batalon, Zendaya, John Favreu, Marisa Tomei (Peter's Aunt), no doubt Tom Holland as Peter Parker and his other family members and friends all of whom will be reprising their roles.

New Cast

There will also be some new arrivals to the set and although official sources are still to confirm some of the new cast members that will feature in this third set of MCU Spider-Man action, here are some new cast members that you should be expecting:

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx is known for portraying the big bad villain, Electro, in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film. Jamie played the role so well; it was very rejuvenating and we should definately expect more mindblowing action from him.

His appearance was teased in the newly uploaded trailer and Spiderman should get braced for one hell of a war. If you are a Marvel Spider-Man addict or have the most basic knowledge on the Spider-Man films, you most certainly know this villain.

“Of course man, Jamie Foxx coming back, baby. Come on, what’s up, Jamie! That’s my dude right there, I’m excited, I’m very excited about it.” said one JB Smoove in an interview. JB Smoove portrays Julius Dell: Peter Parker's teacher and he stans Jamie Foxx's character, Electro, as one of the best villains ever in TV history.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch will join the cinematic Spidey Series as Dr. Strange (and hey, do not call him "Stephen", that sounds wierd). Cumberbatch will take a major role in the friendly neighborhood webslinger's life as he helps him to clean up a mess that he himself was a part of.

William Dafoe

William Dafoe played the Goblin In the 2002 Spider-Man. While it is still not clear as to whether Dafoe will be taking up this particular role 19 years later, all evidence points to that direction.

Alfred Molina

As mentioned earlier, Alfred Molina will be making a comeback in the yet to be released Spider-Man 3 as Doctor Octopus. Although his character died in Sam Raimi's 2

004 Spider-Man movie, Marvel saw it fit to reprise this role to add some action and twist to Spider-Man: No way home. This here is also an indication of the New Marvel approach to altering timelines in the MCU universe.

Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield is the second actor to cast Spiderman. Garfield played Peter Parker so well he made the hero lively but unfortunately his growth in this character was stunted as a result of Sony drama which left him without engaging storylines to work with. This ultimately led to the flop of the Amazing Spider-Man movies.

Years later, Marvel has created a possiblity of Garfield appearing in the same title movie. It is rumored that Andrew Garfield will reprise his character in the condition of appearing from a relatively parallel universe and meeting with Peter Parker, Earth's Spiderman. It should be noted that this has not yet been confirmed and that Andrew Garfield himself brushed off the rumours but then again, it doesn't hurt a fan to keep some hope out.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Fans Still Have Love for Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield

Over the past two decades, Marvel fans have been taken through somewhat of an emotional mangle. Throughout the span of the Spider-Man movies, there have been several changes to the Spidey character spawning over three different actors.

The hierarchy began with Toby Maguire, spiraled to Andrew Garfield and now Holland each of whom was a version of Peter Parker. So how did fans handle this? Well the transition wasn't easy if that is what you are asking. Fans however got used to it and developed a fan love for the trio.

This was evident when Andrew Garfield recently celebrated his 38th birthday and fans got him trending on Twitter. Praise posts were in plenty and some fans even went ahead to defend their stance that Garfield is the best version of Peter Parker: an opinion which we must concur with fully despite what the consensus might say.

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The Iconic Upside Down Kiss by Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's 2002 Spider-Man.

With the Trailer out right now, you can see how a single wish from Peter turned the whole world upside down. Now he has to look for a way and restore some sense of normalcy. Let's hope to get more insight on the Movie as time progresses. All in all, it is a race against time for both Marvel and the fans.

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