Spider-Man: No Way Home – New Trailer Breakdown And Easter Eggs

It’s time to suit up as the latest trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home is finally here and oh boy – it’s amazing!

Arguably the most anticipated movie of the year, the speculation surrounding the next Spider-Man movie is unreal, so all eyes are on the trailers to see just what they reveal.

And the latest one did not disappoint as although it doesn’t reveal the rumoured return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, it reintroduces us to plenty of Spidey villains from past films and reveals more in regards to the story. There is lots to take in!

Watch the latest trailer here:

We break it down in full scene-by-scene, looking at Easter eggs, story reveals and more!

Peter And MJ

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The trailer picks up with Peter and MJ immediately after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home, with the two swinging away from the city once his identity has been revealed.

Their bond is closer than ever with Peter telling us via voiceover that since being bitten by a spider, the only week life felt normal was the one he spent with MJ after telling her his secret.

Sadly it looks like their peace will be short-lived as chaos is coming…

“We Started Getting Some Visitors”

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In the first trailer it was revealed that Peter botching Doctor Strange’s spell that aimed to make everyone forget Spider-Man’s identity is responsible for the multiversal shenanigans.

This trailer though confirms that rather than sending Peter spiralling into the multiverse (although that could still happen), the broken spell is bringing “visitors” from “every universe” to our world.

Cue various villains from the history of Sony’s Spider-Man movies!

Green Goblin

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The one audiences have been waiting for, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin from the Tobey Maguire era of Spider-Man.

After one of his pumpkin bombs blows up some cars, the cackling villain makes his appearance, flying in through the smoke, on his Goblin Glider of course!

That’s just a short tease of what is to come though, and there will be more of Norman Osborn later on in the trailer!

New Suit

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Spider-Man has got a new film, so he’s got a new suit too!

Peter’s looking good in this swanky black-and-gold get-up, with the trailer giving us our first proper look at his latest outfit.

It doesn’t just look fancy though, as it also has some special abilities but more on that later!

Oh Hey Doc Ock

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Although this is a trailer packed full with bad guys, the focus is very much on Alfred Molina’s return as Doc Ock with a few key things learned here (as well as further glimpses at the action scenes).

Firstly, when Spider-Man is unmasked showing the face of Holland underneath, Otto doesn’t recognise him saying “you’re not Peter Parker”.

So whilst people theorised that the clip of Doc Ock greeting Spidey with “hello Peter” was him speaking to Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, it could instead simply be Otto saying this to a suited-up Holland, not realising who he is until the mask is taken off.

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It appears this gives Spider-Man an advantage in the battle with Doc Ock rather baffled, as we next see the villain captured by Peter, MJ and Ned, with the trio having a giggle at his name.

This could be a fun nod to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, where J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson dubs Otto as ‘Doctor Octopus’ when he’s unimpressed at the reveal of the villain’s actual name.

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One last thing to note about Doc Ock, it seems his suit has been given an upgrade as you may notice that his tentacles are red. And not just any shade of red – Iron Man red!

Once Otto enters the MCU, does he take a quick pit stop to steal some Stark technology to give his suit some extra flourish?

This might have ties then to the upcoming Armor Wars Disney+ series, as in the comics that follows the story of Tony Stark taking on various Marvel villains who have stolen his tech to arm themselves.

The show will likely have a similar plot then, but instead centring on Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes. Could Doc Ock be one of these pesky thieving baddies Rhodes has to battle?

Remembering Cap

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A very quick shot of New York’s skyline shows that there have been some changes to the Statue Of Liberty, which is being transformed into a tribute for Captain America – complete with a giant shield.

The world then is still coming to terms with the events of Avengers: Endgame, and the loss of the first Avenger.

Magic Suit

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Remember we said Spidey’s new suit appears to be something rather special? Well, this shot here reveals that indeed it is, with some of Doctor Strange’s magic integrated into it.

Although we aren’t sure what power this gives the suit, maybe it is a way for Peter to track beings from other universes?

“Scooby-Doo This Crap”

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It seems Doctor Strange is rather upset with the mess Peter has caused, telling him “there are others out there, we need to send them back”.

Or in other words, you need to “Scooby-Doo this crap” – now one of our favourite sayings!

MJ isn’t afraid of the Master Of The Mystic Arts though, reminding him of his manners and arguing that this is also his mess to fix.

J. Jonah Jameson

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To be honest we don’t have much to say about this shot except that it’s always great to see J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. He’s back once again and we couldn’t be happier!

A Twist For The Times

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Now, here’s one of the most interesting parts of the trailer. Doc Ock tells Peter that he is “fighting ghosts”, something which confuses Spidey.

Doctor Strange then elaborates saying that all of these villains “die fighting Spider-Man, it’s their fate”, something which upsets Peter who takes things into his own hands.

It appears that these baddies have been pulled from their universes at the moment they were about to die at the hands of their respective Spider-Man, hence that is their “fate”.

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This doesn’t sit right with Peter, who then steals a mystical MacGuffin from Doctor Strange yelling “there has to be another way” – something the Sorcerer Supreme disagrees with concluding that “there isn’t, they are a danger to our universe”.

The trailer suggests our Peter wants to save these villains rather than lead them to their deaths, which does feel very in his character. Let’s hope he can save the day!


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After some more great shots of Doc Ock, we are then introduced to the third villain of the movie – Electro!

That’s right, Jamie Foxx is back as Max Dillon for No Way Home with a new outfit that is definitely an improvement on the one he sported in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

It is also a nice nod to his comic book costume.

Spider-Man vs. Doctor Strange

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Doctor Strange clearly isn’t happy with Peter for stealing the magical MacGuffin, as this shot sees him pursuing Spider-Man.

Whilst at first you may think the city is collapsing due to all the multiversal chaos, it’s more likely the Mirror Dimension, with the Sorcerer Supreme taking Spidey there to fight him.

We are sure Peter and Stephen will be buddies once again by the end of all this though!

He’s Back!

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As we mentioned earlier, at the start of the trailer we were teased with a glimpse at Dafoe’s return as Green Goblin. Well, here we get to see him in all of his glory, finally!

He also tells Peter in voiceover: “You are struggling to have everything you want, whilst the world tries to make you choose.”

Harry Osborn?

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One of the most intriguing shots sees Green Goblin riding around on his glider, but he isn’t sporting his usual costume. So is it someone else?

Could it be Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborn from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, or Ned being framed as the Hobgoblin (nodding to a storyline from the comics)?

It’s more likely to be Dafoe’s Norman though just with an upgraded suit – much like Doc Ock and Electro who have both had a makeover too.

Lizard And Sandman

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Want more bad guys? Well, this trailer has got them!

We next get appearances from Sandman (who was played by Thomas Haden Church in Spider-Man 3) and Lizard (portrayed by Rhys Ifans in The Amazing Spider-Man).

Our expectation is that these two won’t be in the film for very long with the focus being on Doc Ock and Green Goblin. But hey, it’s fun to have them back and it does tease the Sinister Six…

Whilst there are five Spidey villains in this trailer we can fully expect that number to be six in the final film, whether that be the Harry Osborn tease or a Mysterio in hiding.

Multiple Spider-Men

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Although Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are absent from the trailer, we get the impression that they have been digitally removed with Marvel not yet wanting to confirm the rumours.

There are some unusual shots in the trailer that have probably been reedited for the teaser, such as the one above which sees the villains in a strange formation.

Who is Lizard leaping at? Where is Electro heading? Why are all the villains looking in different directions? Also in the international version of the trailer, during this scene Lizard gets punched by an invisible being – who is that?

The answer could be they are facing off against three Spider-Men, just two have been taken out for the trailer. All aboard the speculation train!

MJ Falls

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The trailer ends on a heartbreaking detail with MJ falling from a tall building, echoing the death of Gwen Stacey which is one of the most defining moments from the comics.

Mirroring the scene from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which saw Emma Stone’s Gwen fall to her death, the fact that it is almost shot-for-shot the same makes this moment even more impactful.

We are not emotionally prepared for this!

Our hope though is that Andrew Garfield’s Peter swings in saving MJ, and if that does indeed happen, catch us cheering in the audience on opening night.

Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into UK cinemas on 15th December.

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray


Emily is a journalist and film critic who unashamedly cries at most movies having got too emotionally attached. When not at the cinema, she is at home cuddling her cat Holmes, whilst binge watching New Girl. She can be found on Twitter @emilyvmurray