The last time fans saw Tom Holland’s Peter Parker was when his identity was revealed to the entire world—and to top it all off, he was being framed by Mysterio. Quite a mark for Jake Gyllenhaal’s villain to leave on the MCU and one of the biggest Spider-Man cliffhangers ever.
Since then, rumors have spread all across the internet about what Peter Parker’s next adventure would include. Many of those whispers include the likes of multiversal villains from previous Spidey installments and the potential inclusion of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as their respective Peter Parker’s.
The fervor for the film’s trailer has been at an all-time high, with many claiming that the anticipation was reaching Avengers: Endgame level hype (an exaggeration by many, but intense nonetheless). Thankfully, everyone’s patience was finally paid off, as the trailer now finally exists thanks to Sony’s presentation at Cinemacon.
Fans can watch down below:
The trailer certainly teases a lot of insane things in the future for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. With so much to cover, let’s start at the top.
The trailer starts with a cute scene between Peter and MJ, as they share a moment of calm above the storm that is his new chaotic life after the reveal of his identity to the world. This chaos is something audiences get new glimpses of, with Spider-Man swinging by a large screen which exclaims Peter Parker’s Spider-Man as Public Enemy #1.
Parker was framed for murder after all, and this is seen with the various shots of him being interrogated by police, as it seems he has been officially arrested. It’s worth noting that there’s a good chance the person who slams those papers on the desk is the rumored appearance of Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil.
It’s important to look at Peter’s reaction. It isn’t a look of contempt but kind of a bewildered/excited confusion. His look seems to indicate that whoever it is, it may be good for him.
Next, the trailer gives even more glimpses into Peter’s new upside-down life as he walks through the school halls with accusatory glare, never being able to get a quiet moment. Everything is changed, and normal isn’t anything he’s ever going to experience again. Even his friends and family are getting pulled into everything, being questioned by the police, and their own lives are blown apart as well. Is there anything he can do to fix that?
Of course, the answer to that is Doctor Strange! Or at least, he might be able to help. After some fun banter, Peter asks the question: Can the Sorcerer Supreme make it as if Mysterio never revealed his identity?
It’s worth noting that as the voice-over plays with Peter talking to Strange, Spider-Man can be seen panicked and running through a FEAST building, that company which was last seen in the Spider-Man PS4 game, in his brand new black and gold suit seen via toys and other marketing materials. No further clues are given as to why he’s wearing it in the first place, though.
Despite a warning from Wong, who ends up leaving for what is likely his appearance in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange starts to cast the spell to erase Peter’s identity problem. Though Parker realizes a little late that it means everything he has experienced with people such as MJ or Ned would also be forgotten—so understandably, he tried to add an addendum to the spell. It doesn’t work out so great.
In interrupting the spell, something big happens, and so comes the consequences that lead to the core plot of the film. What follows are some cool sequences of Strange and Spider-Man jumping and falling through the mirror dimension. It’s unsure if one is chasing the other or if the two are trying to stay on their feet while there. Though it certainly does look like Strange is purposefully tripping Peter us—especially with the astral punch.
Then there’s the random shot with yellow lightning and what seems to be a sandstorm. This is very likely a tease towards Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman making their appearance in the film to cause some more chaos for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.
Strange has an ominous voice-over where he’s warning Peter about how dangerous living his two different lives are, which is intertwined with footage of a burning room of some sort—where fans can see Happy Hogan, not the best of spots as he’s the target of a group of goons with guns.
What follows next are a bunch of shots that tease previous villains making their MCU debut, crossing over from past Spider-Man films. this includes another shot of yellow lightning (and maybe more sand), Lizard giving Peter a jump scare, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin pumpkin bomb, and then the slow money shot reveals: Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock is back.
On that note, the trailer ends, giving fans plenty to chew on. The film releases on December 17 later this year, and it’s sure to be one for the ages.