After much anticipation from Marvel Studios' most ardent fans, the first trailer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's third Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, is finally here. Following a landmark deal between Sony and Disney, the most iconic superhero from Marvel comics finally joined the universe of the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War back in 2016. After a pair of his own solo films and appearing in the box-office-breaking Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Tom Holland's Peter Parker has become a favorite amongst the many previous takes on the character.
Following the shocking turn of events at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the stage has been set for a radically different direction for a Spider-Man movie. But if the trailer is any indication (along with the various online rumors concerning the film's plot, some of which are confirmed in this trailer), this movie is going somewhere much, much different than you might expect.
'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.'
The fourth phase in the MCU's master plan has been steadily introducing its audience to the concept of the multiverse with its Disney+ series, and No Way Home looks like it'll continue to break it down and show us the consequences of messing with it. There are an endless number of variants of Peter Parker and an equally as endless number of universes those different variants can live in, and this film appears to be mixing and matching them. The end of the trailer features a shockingly familiar face for Spider-Man fans, and the implications are groundbreaking.
'Spider-Man: No Way Home' releases in theaters December 17th.