The forthcoming flick hits theaters December 17
Finally, the long-awaited first look at Spider-Man: No Way Home is here. The official trailer for the forthcoming Marvel flick dropped on Wednesday. Stream the official clip below.
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero's identity is revealed, bringing his super hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk.
When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.
Tom Holland returns as Spider-Man, once again teaming up with director John Watts. Other familiar faces returning are Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, and Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.
Last December, it was reported that Alfred Molina and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx would be returning to the franchise to reprise their previous roles.
Now, it's official.
Molina is returning as Otto Octavius, also known as Doctor Octopus, from 2004's Spider-Man 2. The film starred Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man. Foxx will once again play Electro after first tackling the role in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The flick starred Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. Foxx's performance garnered him two "Best Villain" awards at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and the Teen Choice Awards.
Spider-Man: No Way Home lands in theaters on December 17. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 29. There is no word yet on when (or if) the flick will come to streaming services.
In 1999, Sony acquired the rights the Spider Man character. In 2002, the first film Spider-Man was released. Starring Tobey Maguire in the title role, the film was directed by Sam Raimi. Upon its release, it became the first film to gross $100 million in a single weekend. Maguire and Raimi would team up for two sequels - 2004's Spider-Man 2 and 2007's Spider-Man 3.
In 2012, Sony rebooted the series with The Amazing Spider-Man. The role of Spider-Man was re-cast with Andrew Garfield, and Mark Webb signed on to direct. A sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 followed in 2014.
In 2015, Sony and Marvel Studios announced that the Spider-Man character would appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2016, Tom Holland signed on as the new Spider-Man. Holland would make his first appearance in the role in Captain America: Civil War that same year.
In 2017, Marvel Studios released Spider-Man: Homecoming. Starring Tom Holland in the title role and directed by Jon Watts, the film was distributed by Sony Pictures. It hauled in $880 million at the global box office.
In 2019, Spider-Man: Far From Home followed. The film earned over $1 billion, making it the highest-grossing Spider-Man film to date.
- Matt Bishop