Spider Man No Way Home Cast, Trailer, Release Date- Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally got a trailer as the movie swings towards its December release date.
After months of waiting, Sony and Marvel Studios released the eagerly-awaited trailer on August 24, revealing a first-look at the returning Doc Ock and a tease for the comeback of another classic villain.
If the trailer wasn’t exciting enough for you, there’s plenty of other teasers that will get you excited for the return of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. It is likely to be one of the biggest movies of Marvel’s Phase 4 and Holland has called it the “most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made”.
A bold shout perhaps, yet also one that it could well live up to as we already know it’s bringing back some characters from Spider-Man movies before the MCU crossover. And that’s before we even get to the rumours about who else just might be swinging into action again.
Spider-Man: No Way Home – Release date, trailer and cast
While some other upcoming movies have started to shift their release dates, it seems as though No Way Home is sticking to its Christmas release. However, as we know by now, you can never say never when it comes to potential delays.
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen with this movie though, especially after that first trailer. The third movie has again been co-produced by Marvel Studios and Sony, with Jon Watts back as the director along with Far From Home writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
But what else do we know about the return of Spidey? Here’s everything you need to know about Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Spider-Man No Way Home trailer: Watch the Spider-Man 3 trailer here!
After months of waiting and one ‘leaked’ version, the trailer finally dropped on August 24 to tease the multiversal madness in store:
In May 2021, Spider-Man fans got a bit annoyed when Marvel released a sizzle reel of their upcoming movies, but it didn’t contain any footage from No Way Home. The studio continued to troll the fans not once but twice about the lack of a first trailer.
This has definitely been worth the wait though and has started another round of speculation for fans. Is that Matt Murdock in the police station? Can we see Sandman in the big action scene? What is Doctor Strange up to?
All these questions will be answered… eventually.
Spider-Man No Way Home release date: When is Spider-Man 3 out?
Long story short, Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in cinemas on December 17, 2021.
We’ve got a lot of hope that the December release date will stick, despite previous delays for the movie. However, as we’ve seen, no upcoming release date is set in stone, so there’s always the potential for it to be moved.
Filming eventually got underway with Holland joining the set in Atlanta in late October 2020 after wrapping filming on the Uncharted video game movie. Production wrapped in late March 2021, barring any reshoots.
The confirmation came from second unit director George Cottle who shared an image of the fake titles board from the official announcement.
Eagle-eyed fans also spotted Cottle hashtagging the name of Chris Daniels, who was Tobey Maguire’s stunt double in the original Spider-Man trilogy, with some fans taking this as confirmation of the exciting returns.
However, Daniels also worked on the previous Spider-Man MCU movies, as well as the likes of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, so you can’t read too much into it.
Spider-Man No Way Home cast: Who’s coming back for Spider-Man 3?
Well, Tom Holland will, of course, be back as Peter Parker, AKA Spider-Man, but he might actually look slightly different in the third movie – and we’re not just talking about his body transformation.
He pretty much went straight from filming on Uncharted to the third Spidey movie and given that his Uncharted hair was “much cooler”, Holland admitted that he refused to wear a wig to make his hair look more like Peter Parker’s usually is.
Different hair or not, Holland will also be joined by Zendaya as MJ and Jacob Batalon is also back as Peter’s BFF Ned.
Tony Revolori will also return as Flash Thompson, who is obsessed with Spider-Man, but constantly belittles Peter Parker (awkward).
Hannibal Buress also looks set to come back as Coach Wilson after sharing some on-set videos and another star who’s confirmed their return is JB Smoove as Peter’s teacher Julius Dell.
Benedict Cumberbatch will appear as Doctor Strange, taking on the mentor role filled by Tony Stark and Nick Fury in the previous movies. The first trailer confirmed, as speculated, that Peter seeks out his help in making the world forget he’s Spider-Man.
This happened in the comics, but as with other MCU movies, it appears to be playing out in a different way as it seems to unleash the multiverse. Uh-oh.
That’s enough about the MCU characters though, as the big news for the third movie is that Jamie Foxx is reprising his role as Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Alfred Molina is back as Doc Ock from Spider-Man 2.
Neither of those films are MCU movies, and from what Molina has said about his comeback, it seems they’ll be coming back as we last saw them.
“In this universe, no one really dies,” he teased, adding that he’s been digitally de-aged for his return and the story will pick up from “that moment” at the end of Spider-Man 2. You know, when Doc Ock sacrificed himself to save the day.
Doc Ock and Electro won’t be the only past villains in town either as the first trailer confirmed the return of Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin. The actor had been coy about the rumours, but one pumpkin bomb later and we know he’s in it.
It’s also been reported that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will be back as their respective takes on Peter Parker, and they’ll be joined by Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson and Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy.
As of August 24, 2021, the reported returns of the previous Spider-Man stars hasn’t been officially confirmed by either Marvel or Sony, and some of the stars have gone on record to say they’re definitely not in it.
“I wish I could just be able to speak to everyone and say, like, ‘I recommend that you chill.’ I can’t speak for anything else apart from myself, they might be doing something. But I ain’t got a call,” Garfield said in May 2021.
Garfield’s Amazing Spider-Man co-star Emma Stone has also denied the reports that she’ll be seen in No Way Home.
The first trailer didn’t feature either of the returning Spider-Men, but there is speculation that Doc Ock’s closing line (“hello Peter”) isn’t directed at Holland’s version and is instead being spoken to Maguire.
Holland has been insisting that he doesn’t know if Garfield and Maguire are in the third movie, and then he went one step further and insisted that they definitely aren’t in it.
Equally though, Holland has been talking about feeling as though Marvel is “tricking” him about the movie, and how no matter what answer he gives, it’s impossible to give the right one. So who knows at this point.
We also wouldn’t be surprised to see Jake Gyllenhaal reprise his role as Mysterio. He appeared to be fatally wounded at the end of Far From Home, but given his trickster ways, we can’t guarantee that he actually is dead.
JK Simmons will hopefully return as J Jonah Jameson after that brilliant mid-credits scene in Far From Home. He’s confirmed that he signed a contract to do two sequels.
There were rumours that Daredevil could make an appearance in the third movie, but if the character is involved, then Charlie Cox has ruled out reprising his role from the Netflix series.
It certainly seems as though Matt Murdock is involved somewhere as there was a casting call for courtroom extras, and Spider-Man fans think Matt is in the first trailer when Peter is being interrogated. (It could honestly be anyone though.)
The news that the MCU and Sony’s Spider-Man universes are potentially combining in the third movie points towards the potential for Tom Hardy’s Venom appearing in the third movie.
It’s hard to imagine Hardy’s take on Venom fitting in with the tone of the MCU, but if the Sinister Six are going to make their bow, Venom could well be a part of the band of villains causing trouble for Spidey.
Hardy is certainly up for it and Sony boss Sanford Panitch said in May 2021 that there “is a plan” for a crossover of the Spider-Man and Venom worlds, teasing that “even more will be revealed” when No Way Home comes out.
Talking of villains, Michael Mando has teased a potential return as Scorpion saying there’s “always a chance”.
Dane DeHaan, who played Harry Osborn, has categorically denied any involvement in the threequel, but Felicia Hardy (aka Black Cat) actress Felicity Jones would love to return (even though she’s not been rumoured to, yet).
One person who won’t be making a comeback for the multiverse shenanigans is Joe Manganiello, who played Flash Thompson in the original Spider-Man trilogy and has ruled out a cameo appearance:
“I grew up on Marvel comics, so if I was going to join the universe, I really want it to be the right role and I think sometimes you have to hold out for that right one. So, a little cameo as Flash Thompson? I don’t know, I’d rather do something more substantive.”
Spider-Man 3 title: What does No Way Home mean?
After fans had their fun guessing the title as things like Home Run and Work From Home, the cast also got in on the action.
When Holland, Zendaya and Batalon each released a new image from the movie on February 23, 2021, they each ‘revealed’ the title for the movie: Spider-Man: Phone Home, Spider-Man: Home-Wrecker and Spider-Man: Home Slice.
But it only took another day for Sony and Marvel to officially confirm the title for the third movie as Spider-Man: No Way Home.
As with Homecoming and Far From Home, there’s no immediate connection to the comic books, but it does fit with the cliffhanger at the end of the second movie that saw Peter Parker’s identity revealed to the world.
Unsurprisingly, this news has had a big impact on Peter’s life and until it gets sorted out, he probably can’t return home safely, so it will feel as though there is “no way home” for him right now.
Could “no way home” actually be a dark hint at the future of Holland’s web-slinger in the MCU though?
Spider-Man No Way Home plot: What will Spider-Man 3 be about?
With the first trailer, we also got a (brief) official synopsis for the movie which doesn’t really explain anything not seen in the trailer:
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighbourhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a superhero,” it reads.
“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.”
Holland has been promising that No Way Home is “absolutely insane” and based on the trailer and casting so far, that certainly seems accurate. We’re in for some huge-scale multiverse action, the likes of which we haven’t seen in a Spider-Man movie.
Holland received the final script shortly after he arrived on set and shared his excitement with fans, although he did promise not to spoil anything: “I’m not going to tell you anything about it because I’ve learned my lesson.”
He added in February 2021 that they’re “figuring it out as we go on this one” which isn’t unusual for a blockbuster, but could also point to them waiting for various cameos to be confirmed.
“It’s incredibly exciting, it’s funny, it’s emotional, it’s everything that you’d want in a superhero film,” Holland teased. “I’m loving it. I mean I’ve loved all of them, but I’ve never had as much fun as I have on this one.
Far From Home left Peter in a very interesting place as, thanks to Mysterio and J Jonah Jameson, the world knows who he is. Well, that’s if they believe “controversial news website” TheDailyBugle.net.
And what’s more, Spidey is being blamed for Mysterio’s destruction, so he is in a bit of a sticky situation.
The situation is potentially set for the third movie to adapt the controversial comics storyline One More Day, which saw Peter sacrifice his marriage to Mary Jane in order to save the life of Aunt May.
It certainly seems that there will be elements of that in the movie as the trailer showed Doctor Strange attempting a spell that’d make people forget Peter is Spider-Man. However, it seems Peter isn’t keen for everybody to forget and that messes up the whole thing.
Another comics storyline that they could draw from is Happy Birthday which saw Spider-Man team up with Spider-Men from various dimensions to take on a major villain. Again, it won’t be a straight adaptation, but it could explain those other Spidey returns.
Even though Peter might find himself on the run, we do know that the third movie will be returning to Midtown High School. MJ and Ned will still have to turn up to their studies, we imagine.
If Mysterio is still alive, it does set up the intriguing possibility of the Sinister Six being involved in the threequel, a rumour that’s gaining even more traction with the return of Electro, Doc Ock and Green Goblin.
Talking of villains, could we see a dark turn from Ned? A fan theory suggests he’ll start to echo his comics counterpart in being brainwashed into acting like the criminal known as Hobgoblin.
Spider-Man: No Way Home marks the end of Tom Holland’s Marvel contract and while he’s spoken about wanting to “take a break”, there’s no need to start worrying that we’ll never see him as Spider-Man again.
“I’ve always said to them if they want me back, I’ll be there in a heartbeat,” he admitted in February 2021. “I’ve loved every minute of being a part of this amazing world. It’s changed my life for the better, I’m so lucky to be here.”