We have a new trailer for No Way Home! This movie is one of the craziest cinematic events in history. The insane idea of combining different Spider-Man franchises is absolutely wild, and I love it. I am so excited for this movie. I will be there opening night, losing my mind as all of these iconic villains show back up on the big screen. But I am going to talk about my thoughts on this trailer.
Spider-Man - Doctor Strange
This was something I truly did not expect from No Way Home. What they seemed to be teasing in this trailer was that Doctor Strange wants to do something bad to the villains, because they are a danger to the world, but Spider-Man is against it. There is footage of them fighting. My prediction? That sure as hell is not Doctor Strange. And whoever it is is going to be the main villain of this film.
Doctor Strange is acting super weird in both trailers. He seems reckless and mean. I really hope they explain why he is acting out of character. Because something seems very off.
We now have official looks at all five villains from the previous trailer. Doctor Octopus really got the spotlight in this trailer. There's a great moment when he realizes that Tom Holland is not Tobey Maguire, and that was super interesting. I am intrigued to see where they will take that.
While Doc Ock was cool, I had chills sent down my spine when I heard Willem DaFoe's Green Goblin talking. And then we got an up-close look at him for a split second. Green Goblin is my personal favorite Spider-Man villain, and DaFoe's Green Goblin from the 2002 Spider-Man is one of my favorite cinematic villains ever. I cannot wait to see this character in this movie.
And Jamie Foxx's Electro is sporting an absolutely amazing new look. Instead of the cheesy, stupid blue electricity that he had in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he looks badass with his new yellow lightning and more casual suit.
Finally, both Lizard and Sandman showed up for a bit in the trailer. Neither of them are my favorites, but I am still very excited to see them. Lizard wasn't, like, one hundred percent confirmed, but this trailer changed that.
I am so hyped to see all of these villains return. That's really the main reason that I am as excited for this movie as I am.
This second trailer for No Way Home did worry me a little bit. Two things really stood out to me: First off, the humor in this trailer was absolute garbage. There is a super awkward scene between Peter, MJ, and Doctor Strange where Doctor Strange references Scooby-Doo. I hated that. It felt so forced and was not funny at all. And there's another really awkward scene where Peter asks Doc Ock what his name is. When he responds with "Dr. Otto Octavius", Peter, MJ, and Ned start laughing. Huh?
Second off, the CGI in this movie doesn't look fantastic. I really hope there's some practical action and stuntwork, because both Shang-Chi and Eternals were filled to the brim with over-the-top CGI finales.
My Thoughts on Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield
Now, obviously, the big thing people are going to be talking about are the absences of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who have been repeatedly rumored to appear in No Way Home. Spider-Man fans are going to be extremely disappointed if they are not in the film. As for me? I would be relieved. I don't think including these two would service the plot at all. This story should focus on Tom Holland's Peter, and you are already taking some of the focus away from him by bringing in these iconic foes. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield being in this movie would simply be a gimmick.
And I also genuinely don't think they are in the movie. If they were, I feel like Sony would've shown it in this trailer.
Now, let me say this: If they do wind up being in No Way Home, I will still lose my mind. I just won't be disappointed at all if they aren't in.
My Thoughts and Excitement Level
I'll be somewhat honest: this trailer was slightly underwhelming. Before this trailer, I had 100% excitement for it. I thought the first trailer was perfect and teased just the right amount to raise my already sky-high anticipation. This trailer, while still good, exposed some of the possible faults of No Way Home. It dampened my excitement. I hate to say that, but it did.
However, I have not been this excited for a movie since Endgame...and before that The Force Awakens. I am so, so, so excited for this movie. Even before they announced all of the returning villains and the multiverse craziness, I was hyped for the third Spider-Man movie, because Homecoming and Far From Home were great. My anticipation level is ridiculous. I am itching to see this film.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17. Tickets are on sale starting November 29.