We are almost there ! In less than a month, Spider-Man No Way Home will be on our screens. The third installment in the trilogy carried by Tom Holland, Jon Watts’ film is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated of the year, and the excitement generated by the arrival of its new trailer has only made remember it, for those who still doubted it.
New images which, if they confirm certain rumors, fortunately do not reveal everything. The Green Goblin, the Sandman, Electro and even the Lizard show up for good, in addition to Doctor Octopus who appears to be the first elder to make his return to the plot, and doesn’t recognize the Peter Parke played by Tom Holland. But no trace of Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield. A priori.
Because Marvel is used to erased characters in the trailers (Spider-Man on some Civil War shots in particular), and it would not be surprising that Tom Holland is not alone on the shot where he faces Electro, the Sandman and the Lizard. Much like the hand that seems to catch up with Zendaya in this scene that echoes Gwen Stacy’s (Emma Stone) doom could be that of another Spider-Man.
Even if speculation will start again, Marvel and Sony have therefore kept a few cards up their sleeve by not revealing everything with these images. For example, we do not officially know if Rhys Ifans and Thomas Haden Church will resume their respective roles of the Lizard and the Sandman, or even the identity of the sixth villain who will come to help them form the Sinister Six, famous gathering of enemies of the hero. But a slightly darker part of the plot is revealed to us.
“They all die fighting Spider-Man. It’s their fate.”, explains for example a Doctor Strange always so mysterious. The Master of the Mystical Arts who, if he seems to be the guarantor of the rules of the game of the multiverse by specifying that each villain must be sent home, nevertheless seems overwhelmed by the events in the very last scene.
Is it about the arrival of other villains? Previous Spider-Man come as reinforcements? Of an even bigger surprise? With less than a month of its release on our screens, No Way Home has not finished talking about it. It remains to be seen how all of the expected elements will fit into the plot. And the choices Peter Parker will make, once his mistakes have been corrected.