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Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Release and Fan Theories

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On Tuesday 24th August, the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer was released online. It is the third standalone film of Tom Holland’s, who plays Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. The release date is set to be the 17thDecember of this year.

Towards the end of the second Spider-Man film, Far From Home, we saw that Peter Parker’s identity as Spider-Man was publicised. The footage of the final battle was leaked to the public and Spider-Man was made out to be the ‘bad guy’.

In this new trailer for No Way Home, we see that Peter Parker is now dealing with the consequences from the battle footage being leaked. He is being accused of killing Mysterio and the people who are close to him also seem to be in trouble now. The public is even protesting against Spider-Man in the trailer.

Moreover, we see Peter going to Dr Strange for help, which is when the trailer starts to look messy. Things do not seem to go as they should have as Dr Strange appears to do a spell to help Peter, but instead unleashes a lot of unexpected problems to go on top of what Peter was already dealing with. It seems to be a release of the multiverse.

Here is the trailer if you have not seen it already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt-2cxAiPJk

The trailer led to several fan theories, most of which includes talks of the arrival of former non-MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) characters. These include people such as the actor Toby Maguire, who played the original Spider-Man that was first released in 2002; the villain Dr Otto Octavius, also known as Doctor Octopus, played by Alfred Molina; the villain Electro, played by Jamie Foxx; and Norman Osborne, also known as the villain Green Goblin, played by Willem Dafoe.

Fans are theorising that the Sinister Six will be joining forces in this film, which is a group of villainous characters from the world of Spider-Man. Sony owns the film rights to all these characters and was planning on releasing a Sinister Six film, however they decided to then give one of the members a standalone film, which turned out to be Venom and was released in 2018, featuring Tom Hardy. The sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be released later this year on 15th October.

Another member of the Sinister Six is Mysterio, who is played by Jake Gyllenhaal in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which was released in 2019. He is the cause of the events that unfold in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Furthermore, the trailer for Morbius, which is set to release in 2022, featured a character named Vulture, who is the villain played by Michael Keaton in the first Spider-Man film called Spider-Man Homecoming.

Fans are reacting to this news and theories on Twitter, as shown below, and ended up trending James Franco as well, in hope that he is also a part of the upcoming film.

https://twitter.com/i/events/1429610863636271108

It seems that Sony is making it clear that all of these films are set in the same universe as the MCU films, which provides the perfect opportunity to assemble the Sinister Six. We will find out more once more is confirmed officially and when the film is finally released.

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