Shortly after the release of the latest trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans began breaking down the leaked video frame by frame on social media. Given the persistent reports that Garfield and Maguire will reprise their roles as Peter Parker in No Way Home, fans hoped the new footage would hint at their appearance. While they may not be seen in the teaser, it’s possible that Disney edited both actors out to avoid spoilers.
Looks Like Disney Edited Maguire and Garfield From Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer And Fans Were Quick To Point Out!
The shot at 2 minutes and 22 seconds in the trailer is the most widely recognised piece of evidence for this viewpoint. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man takes a swing at Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman, while Jaime Foxx’s Electro and Rhys Ifans’ Lizard take a swing at nothing. Garfield and Maguire are rumoured to be the remaining targets who were just edited out of the trailer cut. Here’s how fans have been reacting to the scene.
— ♡ˊˎ- (@TASMFELICIA) November 17, 2021
"Hey, don't forget to shut off the Tobey/Andrew layers before you hit RENDER." 😂 pic.twitter.com/UvR5xvjDsx
— Adam Hlaváč (@adamhlavac) November 17, 2021
— G-Lazy™ (@jendracula69) November 17, 2021
To add fuel to the fire, a clip from the Brazilian edit of the film hints that No Way Home will feature many Spider-Men. The aforementioned sequence is slightly expanded in this version of the trailer, indicating that The Lizard is hit by an invisible punch. Because no debris appears to strike the villain, people believe that a Spider-Man other than Holland is also present in the fight.
— Eren | Caboose (@CabooseEK) November 17, 2021
This Wouldn’t Be The Fiest Time Marvel And Disney Have Altered The Trailer
— SPIDEY 🕷️ SENSE ~ ( LEAKS & ⛎PDATES ! ) (@AnsuChattaraj) November 17, 2021
This isn’t the first time Marvel and Disney have altered trailer video to prevent surprises from being revealed. Both the Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War advertising videos used altered imagery to avoid giving away narrative details. In fact, Spider-Man was chopped out of another MCU video, with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker missing from several important shots during the Captain America: Civil War teaser.
For months, speculations have swirled about Garfield and Maguire’s involvement in No Way Home. Both actors have flatly rejected their roles in the film.