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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Why the latest trailer is only the beginning

The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer suggests more is coming in another trailer or the movie itself

Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
Sony Pictures

The newest “Spider-Man: No Way Home” trailer dropped this week to heavy fanfare, giving us another glimpse at the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film, which promises to be a doozy.

But the trailer is a clear sign that there’s more coming and plenty of content that Marvel and Sony chose not to show.

Let’s talk about the trailer first. It begins with a sad-looking Peter Parker reflecting on his life, wondering if he made the right decision becoming Spider-Man. So he reaches out to Doctor Strange for help, who uses a spell to make it so the world never knew Parker was Spider-Man.

From there, Doctor Strange explains that the universe has seen a number of visitors from outside their universe. Cue the shots of the Green Goblin and Doctor Otto Octavius, who have arrived into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

We’re soon thrown into a messy mix of clips where Spider-Man — seen in a black suit at one point — confronts Doctor Strange about what’s happening. We see MJ (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) talking with Doctor Strange and joking with Doctor Ock. Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) is running with a vial in her hand. It’s your typical trailer scene.

We then see more villains. Sandman, Lizard and Electro all pop into the story, confronting Spider-Man head-on. The trailer, again and again, pushes the villains right in our faces. We’re forced to see these historic Spider-Man enemies confront Peter Parker with a bloodthirsty vengeance.

This is all well and fine. There could be so much happening in this movie that any further content could spoil us. But it’s clear from the trailer that there’s more coming. As in, we don’t even know who the heroes are or who the Big Bad is yet.

Other than a few shots, we barely see Spider-Man confront the villains in the movie. We barely get any upfront action scenes in the trailer. Usually, you’d expect to see a shot of Spider-Man punching the Lizard. But instead, we’re treated to Spider-Man jumping through hoops and confronting Doctor Strange. And we don’t yet know who is uniting the villains.

If you need another hint, just look at the final moment in the trailer. Doctor Strange says, “They are starting to come through and I can’t stop them.”

Who are they? Who’s coming through? A trailer that ends in a cliffhanger suggests there indeed is more coming for this movie.

If you’ve been following the rumor mill, then you know there’s likely a lot more coming. I won’t talk about that here in order to avoid spoilers. But just know it might not be older Spider-Man villains who make an appearance in this film.

So, Spider-Man fans, sit tight. You might see the trailer as a mess without a firm explanation of the plot. It would be shocking if we didn’t get one more teaser about what to expect in this new MCU film.