Thursday, September 16, 2021

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: A Breakdown of the First Teaser Trailer

The highly-anticipated trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home swung onto screens on August 23 after fans waited (and made memes) for months. If you haven’t already checked out the trailer you can find it here, and check out our breakdown below!

We open on an adorable Peter and MJ moment where MJ (Zendaya) is (of course) reading tabloids and theories about Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) powers as his alter-ego, Spider-Man. The whole movie can’t be cute moments between Peter and MJ, though, and the trailer quickly shows the harsh reality of Peter.

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2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home wrapped with Quinten Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) revealing the identity of the wall-crawler. The trailer is seeped in the aftermath of those events, giving a look at the city of New York turning against Spider-Man/Peter.

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It’s safe to say Peter needs help, and luckily for him he has a heap of new contacts thanks to the events of Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. This time around, the young Peter Parker will seek the help of Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

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The solution would appear simple, at first glance. Dr. Strange needs to do a spell that will make everyone on Earth forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. This will of course come with set-backs like MJ, Ned (Jacob Batalon), and Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) forgetting Peter’s secret. However, things in the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse cannot be that simple and something goes wrong during the spell, seemingly opening up the multiverse.

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“The multiverse is a concept about which we know frighteningly little.”

Dr. Stephen Strange

If Peter thought the world knowing his alternate identity was bad, I have a feeling he is probably not going to enjoy the repercussions of the multiverse.

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On the note of repercussions, the trailer is full of them. With multiple cracks of lightening, is the return of Electro (Jaime Foxx) from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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We see one of Green Goblin’s signature pumpkin bombs tossed onto a freeway as we hear Willem Dafoe’s in-character cackle over the madness he is undoubtedly causing. What follows is a voiceover featuring Strange warning, “Be careful what you wish for, Parker.”

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This leads to the reappearance of Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, who audiences last saw as he died in Spider-Man 2. Based on this trailer, it is safe to say that the still unconfirmed cast is going to be full of blasts from the past.

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What was your favorite part of the trailer? Let us know in the comments below or on social media, and don’t forget to check out Spider-Man: No Way Home this December 17!

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Hannah
Hannah has been telling her mom it's not just a phase since discovering Marvel, Sailor Moon and Star Wars as a young child. Since then the amount of fandoms that consume her attention has only grown, and her passion for sharing those interests with others. She lives in Colorado and is mom to four cats and one horse. Her “core four” fandoms are Marvel, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, with a special place in her heart for anything spooky. Find her on twitter @amazingspidrhan

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