The official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home dropped on Tuesday night, and with it came tons of villains — a.k.a. the ghosts of Spidey past — from previous Spider-Man franchises, such as Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Rhys Ifans’ Lizard, and Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman. Oddly, though, while the villains from alternate universes were heavily featured, their heroic counterparts — Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men — were not. And that, some fans believe, is due to some sneaky trailer editing done by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures.
You see, towards the end of the trailer, Tom Holland’s Spidey leaps into battle against the likes of Electro, Sandman, and Lizard. That’s obviously the status quo when it comes to superhero movies. And yet… something about it just seems off. Not only does Lizard appear to not be jumping towards Spider-Man at all, but in the Brazilian version of the trailer, he can be seen being knocked sideways as if he just took a punch to the jaw.
Bro Tobey and Andrew are absolutely in this shot. Who is Lizard jumping at?? They’re definitely edited out pic.twitter.com/6v7CxKNITu
— Owen (@OwenWithoutFear) November 17, 2021
they DEFINITELY removed Tobey and Andrew from this shot
because what the fuck is Lizard lashing at??? https://t.co/m5XPcD7tr0
— morris 🦇 (@SketchedBat) November 17, 2021
This, according to Spider-Man fans, is proof that Maguire and Garfield’s Spider-Men are, in fact, in No Way Home.
Personally, I’ve never needed, nor have I wanted, confirmation of their appearance, as I’ve long known that the previous friendly neighborhood Spider-Men would appear in the film. And it’s not because I’m an industry insider with secret knowledge or anything like that, but rather due to the fact that I just use common sense, as there is simply no way villains would fall through a hole in the multiverse without their corresponding Spider-Man being right behind them.
— Post Cred Pod (@PostCredPod) November 17, 2021
Spider-Man: No Way Home — the fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 following Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals, and 27th film overall — stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Zendaya as MJ, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Alfred Molina as Doc Ock, and Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin. While Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men have yet to be confirmed, odds are they’ll show up, too. The film is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, December 17.