On Twitter, the movie’s official account posted follow-up tweets that indirectly referred to the leaked trailer. One tweet clarified that the trailer was “the OFFICIAL HD teaser trailer*” while another post stated, “shout-out to the real ones who are watching the trailer for the first time right now.”
The movie will pick up where “Spider-Man: Far from Home” left off, where Mysterio reveals that Peter Parker is Spider-Man.
The trailer opens up with Parker and his girlfriend MJ hanging out on the rooftop of a building as MJ reads aloud an article about Spider-Man. Parker details in the teaser that, while the identity reveal has greatly affected him, what he is concerned about is how it is hurting those close to him: Aunt May, his best friend Ned and MJ.
The official synopsis, according to Sony, is as follows:
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.”
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is set for theatrical release on Dec. 17.
Watch the full teaser trailer below:
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Spider-Man Elicits the Help of Doctor Strange
Because of the chaos that has ensued because of identity reveal, Parker goes to Bleecker Street to visit Doctor Strange — or as he has come to call him, “Stephen” — at the Sanctum Sanctorum for help to fix his problem.
Wong, who is set to leave the Sanctum for what looks to be a vacation, takes the time to specifically tell Strange not to perform the spell that would make it so Mysterio never revealed Spider-Man’s identity. As was evidenced in “Doctor Strange,” Strange is not the most obedient, nor does he always listen to Wong’s instructions — though that was while Strange was still learning about sorcery.
So the casual nature and willingness of Strange to perform the spell, as shown in the trailer, comes off as suspicious in comparison to more recent events like “Avengers: Endgame.”
The spell will make everyone forget about Spider-Man’s identity, which Parker is not fond of. He is hesitant about MJ no longer knowing the truth, which he previously mentioned never wanting to keep from her, and he wants Ned and his Aunt May to still remember as well. But, as Doctor Strange states, that’s not how the spell works.
It’s Doctor Strange’s spell to help Parker that seemingly tampers with the stability of space-time and leads to Alfred Molina‘s Doctor Octopus being present in this universe. One of the last shots in the trailer also included a look at one of Green Goblin’s Pumpkin Bombs with audio of his maniacal laugh playing with the video.
A Variety of Villains for Spider-Man
While the speculation regarding “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has included a multitude of villains to be included in the film, the official teaser trailer shows just Doc Ock’s face. Other villains, such as Jamie Foxx‘s Electro, are not explicitly shown but just referred to, which may suggest the inclusion of the classic Sinister Six in the movie.
The trailer is also the first official confirmation from Sony and Marvel in regards to villains from previously made “Spider-Man” movies appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Back in April, Molina spoke with Variety and confirmed his involvement in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” He said the film will leave off where viewers last saw Doc Ock in “Spider-Man 2,” where the villain is seen sinking in the East River.