Spider-Man: No Way Home opened up a multiverse of villains with its second trailer, which was unveiled during a live event in Sherman Oaks, Calif. on Tuesday and featured a surprise Q&A with star Tom Holland. The trailer showed off villains such as Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman, the Green Goblin and the Lizard — bringing together more antagonists than any Spider-Man film before.
Spidey senses were tingling at the trailer launch event at the Regal Sherman Oaks, with fans singing “Sunflower,” the hit song from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and others doing the infamous dance performed by Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 3 that has become one of the more meme-able moments from his Spidey trilogy.
No Way Home stars Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. It picks up after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), which ended with the world learning Spider-Man’s secret identity and with the villain Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) framing him for murder. No Way Home sees Peter Parker ask Doctor Strange to cast a spell to make the world forget his secret identity, only to see things go awry and open a door to the multiverse. That paves the way for appearances from villains from previous Spider-Man films, including Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Electro (Jamie Foxx) and The Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), thus tying together the installments that starred Toby Maguire (2002-07) and Andrew Garfield (2012-14).
In the following clip, Holland explains some techniques used by the production team to keep some of the recognizable cast members hidden from the public eye.
Holland talked about meeting Willem Dafoe, aka the Green Goblin, for the 1st time on set while also revealing a technique the production used to keep some actors a secret. pic.twitter.com/sNVWXK7oaS
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No Way Home caps Marvel Studios’ biggest release year ever, with the release four films (including Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals) and a number of Disney+ shows, including WandaVision, Falcon & the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…? and Hawkeye. Are MCU fans likely to begin to experience Marvel movie burnout?
We’ll know after Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters next month on December 17.