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Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Breakdown – Decoding A Hidden Villain, Multiverse & more

The release of the long-awaited Spider-Man: No way Home‘s teaser trailer was the highlight of August 2021. Within minutes of its release, it broke the internet by sending the fans in frenzy. Following a leak, Sony Pictures released the first official teaser trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home which will be the third Spider-Man movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The trailer opens with visuals of Parker grappling with the aftermath of Spider-Man: Far From Home, in which Mysterio revealed his true identity as Spider-Man to the entire world. With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Loki’s season 2 approaching, the MCU is evidently heading down an inter-dimensional path. It’s honestly not easy to keep calm seeing Doctor Strange break the laws of time and space.

Ever since its arrival, fans across various social media have been eagerly breaking down the trailer. Here’s every single detail in the trailer that we took home from Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Steve Ditko Tribute

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The Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer opens with visuals of Peter and MJ laying on the rooftop of a building away from the bustling streets of New York. In their background, you can spot graffiti that reads ‘DITKO’. The graffiti is a nod to Steve Ditko, the comic book illustrator who co-created Spider-Man with Stan Lee.

Far From Home Aftermath

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The duo is seen taking time out from the swarming streets of New York where Zendaya reads a newspaper that features the headline “Spider Minions”. The magazine features dotish information about Peter’s reality. The fact that Peter is free after the accusations suggest that his image in front of the world has been hampered.

Remembering Maguire and Dunst

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The visuals of Peter and MJ together on a rooftop gives an uncanny resemblance to Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst laying on a web and stargazing in Spider-Man 3. Another cool Easter egg that we come across in this opening scene is the soundtrack which is a super-slow version of the classic Spider-Man cartoon theme.

Escape of MJ and Peter

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We get a snippet of Peter and MJ swinging through the concrete jungle of New York where flashes of Peter’s face are seen on the screens behind. This scene is a direct follow-up of Spider-Man: No Way Home’s post-credit scene.

Peter’s Interrogation

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It seems like Peter hasn’t really escaped the cops after being accused of wreaking havoc in London with a fleet of drones. What we see here is a visual of the cops investigating J. Jonah Jameson’s big scoop.

Matt Murdock?

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During the interrogation we see a man slamming a stack of paperwork on the table in front of Peter. Many fans are suggesting that the shirt-and-tie combo looks like something Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock would wear at work. There have been many rumors going on about Matt Murdock’s appearance in No Way Home.

Midtown Madness

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To show how crazy Peter’s life has turned into since the events from Spider-Man: Far From Home mid-credits, we get visuals of him walking into Midtown High through a throng of protesters who don’t seem very happy. The very fact that Peter and MJ holding hands reaffirms the couple is sticking together through thick and thin.

Mephisto Again?

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Well, we’re not gonna say that we’re 100% affirmative, but seeing Peter with devil horns and a mustache on one of the signs does remind us of Mephisto. At this point, it almost feels like Marvel is either trolling us or doing a huge buildup for introducing Mephisto in the series.

Betty Brant

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As Peter returns to school, presumably for the first time since everyone discovered his big secret, we can evidently see all eyes and cameras on. However, if you put your glance to the upper right section of the scene, you can spot Betty Brant presenting her usual Midtown High newscast. Seems like she’ll be getting a good amount of content this time.

Aunt May and Peter Baffled

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We get a very short visual of Aunt May and Peter getting surprised by someone entering their apartment, while police lights flash outside. This mystery intruder could be literally anyone from the multiverse or one of Peter’s many old villains. Man fans speculate it to be Uncle Ben.

Welcome Stephen

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Peter gets the idea of resolving his problem by visiting Strange presumably after sighting some Halloween decor. A snippet shows Peter in a dilemma as he glances at a vampire lantern with a wizard’s hat and goatee

Snowy Sanctorum

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We get totally new visual of New York’s Sanctum Sanctorum which is guarded by Doctor Strange. However, the Sanctorum is blanketed in snow which’s probably the result of a spell gone wrong.

For Fox Sake

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In one of the snippets from the trailer, we see Strange with a coffee mug that read ‘For Fox Sake’.  Fans speculate that this mug could possibly be referencing the MCU’s incoming surge of superheroes that were previously owned by Fox Entertainment like the Fantastic Four and X-Men.

Peter’s Black Suit

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Peter’s black and gold Spider-Man suit was already revealed to us thanks to the Spider-Man: No Way Home merch leaks. However, the purpose of this outfit remains a mystery to us till now. It’s likely that this Spidey suit is equipped with some Doctor Strange tech. Here Peter is seen sprinting through the homeless shelter where Aunt May volunteered.

Wong’s Vacation

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We meet Stephen’s sidekick who is all dressed up to leave for a vacation. Before Jetting out, Wong requests Strange to not perform the that he’s thinking of. It’s likely that Wong is headed to a mission connected to The Mandarin as he has been sighted in the Shang-Chi trailer.

Casting The Spell

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When Strange takes Peter to his Sanctorum’s basement and begins casting the spell to restore his anonymity, Peter starts making multiple amendments. He doesn’t want Aunt May, MJ or Ned to forget the truth. However, his interference hampers the spell seemingly opens the Multiverse.

Visions Of The Multiverse

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When the spell breaks, we get a sight of some familiar visuals in the trailer. We see what looks like rainbow streaks, that might be different strands of the timeline branching off to form alternate realities just like what we saw in Loki.

Mirror Dimension Chase

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What we see next is pretty hard to decipher. Visuals of Doctor Strange chasing Peter in the mirror dimension of New York follow up. However, seeing Strange making an attempt to trap Peter by manipulating a train roof explains that these duo have a disagreement in the film.

New Electro

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For a very long time reports have been doing rounds that Jamie Foxx  will be reprising his Electro character from Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In the trailer, a visual of electricity striking a car hints at his return. However, the energy is yellow, whereas Foxx’s Electro fired blue electricity in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. There’s a slih possibility that this is a different Electro, also played by Foxx, but from another timeline.

Peter’s Magic Box

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It seems like Peter tried to take something that didn’t belong to him. Strange knocks Peter’s spirit from his body using astral projection the same way. It is unknown as to how important this mystic box is and what exactly it does.

Leaping Lizard: Hidden Villain?

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We get a glimpse of The Lizard in a blink-and-you-miss-it-moment from the trailer. During the final few seconds, Lizard jumps on Peter from behind. The roar in the background is suggestive of the idea that this is Curt Connors. However, the blurry image doesn’t allow us to confirm if it’s Rhys Ifans’ version from The Amazing Spider-Man.

Sandman Vs. Electro?

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There are two possibilities. Either Electro’s really bad at aiming and his attacks kick up massive storms of dust or the Sandman from Raimi’s trilogy is back. Let’s go with the latter theory for now.

Green Goblin

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The best Easter egg in the trailer is actually shaped like an egg. During the last few seconds,we see a pumpkin bomb rolling its way onto the highway near the George Washington Bridge before. You already know who this pumpkin bomb belongs to. However, it’s unclear at this point whether the villain will be played by Willem Dafoe, who portrayed him in the Raimi movies or not.

Doc Ock


Alfred Molina’s return as Doc Ock in No Way Home was perhaps the worst kept secret but seeing the visuals gave us all chills. The trailer has got the exact character out from Raimi’s film. So far we have five alternate dimension villains that were subtly hinted at in the trailer, namely Electro, Sandman (unconfirmed), Lizard (unconfirmed), Green Goblin, Doc Ock. If one more joins them, we would get FINALLY get the Sinister Six, a team of Spider-Man’s most famous enemies from the comics.

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