Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home will see Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon reprise their roles as Peter Parker, Michelle Jones or MJ, and Ned Leeds, respectively.
Benedict Cumberbatch, who essays Doctor Strange in the MCU, joins the cast as well. He will reportedly take over the role of Parker’s mentor, previously occupied by Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and then by Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home after the death of Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame.
The trailer takes off from where Far From Home left off. The film follows Peter Parker aka Spider Man as he fights multiple villains from earlier Spider Man films, who return after Doctor Strange unleashes the multiverse to help Parker. Consequently, Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Electro, Lizard, and Sandman all appear in the trailer.
While Green Goblin, played by William Dafoe, was the original villain in the first-ever Spider Man film in 2002 starring Tobey Maguire, Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman appeared in Spider Man 2 and Spider Man 3, respectively.
The Amazing Spider Man series that followed, which was headlined by Andrew Garfield, had Rhys Ifans’ Lizard and Jamie Foxx’s Electro fight the superhero in its first two films.
The No Way Home trailer also has a fleeting scene with Venom.
Sony Pictures’ Spider Man is one of the popular on-screen superheroes and with Holland’s Homecoming series, the character was inducted into Disney-owned Marvel’s team of Avengers.
As several villains from earlier Spider Man films appear in the trailer, Marvel fans expect Maguire and Garfield to be part of the movie as well. However, neither has made an appearance in any of the promotional materials so far. Garfield, in fact, denied being a part of the film during an interaction with Variety, in September.
No Way Home is a sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home and will be one of the connecting films of the larger Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness, which is expected to release in 2022.