‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ First-Day Global Trailer Views Smash ‘Avengers: Endgame’s All-Time Record


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Which Spider Man movie has Doctor Octopus?

Alfred Molina returns as Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man No Way Home. Another standout moment from the trailer is the hint of Willem Dafoe returning as Green Goblin. The Indian Express5 best moments from Spider-Man No Way Home trailer: Green Goblin, Dr Octopus and the hint of Tobey Maguire

Spider-people are taking over the world! But no worries, this isn't the nightmare scenario it sounds like — it's just the return of fan-favorite Marvel hero, Spider-Man! This time, there's even more of him than you remember... 

Though the long-awaited trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home" has been the center of attention, there's also another spider-centric superhero sequel offering a sneak preview. First look footage from the upcoming "Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse" sequel was screened at this year's CinemaCon. Though it hasn't been released to the public, the footage confirms the return of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld). 

Below is everything we know so far!

According to ScreenRant, the footage screened at CinemaCon offers quick glimpses of both Miles and Gwen. Miles can be seen doing his signature web-slinging jump, showing off how far he's come since his many SpiderVerse mentors helped train him. This sounds particularly sweet as a callback to his relationship with Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), who taught him to "thwip and release."

Another shot of the young hero features Miles looking at the Spider-Man suit in glass, with his reflection staring back. This harkens back to a similar shot in the first film, when the team arrives at Peter's hideout, where his many suits are laid out. In that scene, Miles is still processing his responsibilities as a hero and coming to terms with the fact that he is Spider-Man. He struggles to see himself measuring up to Peter and stares up at the suit with concern. The implications of the new footage are unclear — could it be an illustration of how far Miles has come? Or is he still worried about existing in Peter's shadow?

The footage showed very little of Gwen Stacy — but she's briefly seen donning her signature white spider suit and mask.

In "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," we met Miles Morales, an artistic teen whose normal life was disrupted by a radioactive spider bite. It's a pretty familiar tale and at this point, we've seen more versions than we can count. Amazingly, "Spider-Verse" used that to its advantage, poking fun at the beats in an origin story — but still using them effectively. Miles is guided along by none other than Peter Parker himself ... along with help from another Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, and a couple other spidersonas.

"Into the Spider-Verse" went on to win Best Animated Feature at the 2019 Academy Awards and is in the running for one of the best superhero movies to date. So naturally, it demanded a sequel. Miles has more than earned his return to the big screen and it'll be exciting to see where his journey goes next. So far, the first look footage confirmed what we already knew — Gwen and Miles will be the center of the sequel, continuing to explore their friendship and hero roles.

Along with the young returning heroes, the sequel is set to introduce some new faces. Issa Rae will star as Jessica Drew, better known to comic readers as Spider-Woman. Alongside the Spider-Verse sequel, Sony greenlit a female-led spin-off film. The sequel could very possibly serve as a launchpad into the spinoff story, introducing Jessica to Gwen and potentially Korean-American hero, Cindy Moon aka Silk. "Into the Spider-Verse 2" is also expected to introduce the Japanese Spider-Man Takuya Yamashiro.

Fingers are crossed for the return of Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker, a fan favorite from the first film. Last months, Johnson let slip that his contract was still in the works, and added,

No further confirmation was given, but Johnson's Peter B. would be a welcome addition to the already existing roster of spider heroes. The first time around, he was a much-needed mentor for Miles and did plenty of his own growing in the process.

Back in 2020, Christopher Miller teased the look of the "Spider-Verse" sequel, promising that it would make the first movie seem "quaint." "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" was heavily praised for combining a classic "old-school" comic look with bold, vibrant CG animation. According to Miller, the sequel will take this even further, giving us even more to get excited about!

"Spider-Verse 2" is currently slated to be released in October 2022.

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Why the Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Is Bad

Collider.com 25 August, 2021 - 03:10pm

Last night, the much-hyped trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home finally dropped. It's a good trailer, it's an exciting trailer, and there is no discernable difference between this trailer and the Hobbits from Lord of the Rings going buckwild for a basketball game in Space Jam: A New Legacy. Yepp, Alfred Molina reprises his Spider-Man 2 role of Doctor Octopus. We hear Willem Dafoe's trademark Green Goblin laugh from Sam Raimi's 2002 Spider-Man. We, above all else, recognize the thing from before.

I should make it clear: Both Molina's Doc Ock and Dafoe's Green Goblin are firmly chiseled onto the superhero movie villain Mount Rushmore. It's two incredible performers putting on two incredible performances, their ability to blend pathos with comic book-sized cartoonishness setting a benchmark that's still rarely being touched almost two decades later. To be even clearer: It is, in fact, very exciting to see Molina pop up at the end of that trailer and say, "hello, Peter." But, as they say in wrestling, it's a cheap pop. It's empty calories. It's not a great moment, it's a plastic repackaging of a previous great moment. It'll get the Endgame-level reactions in the theater, but what's next? You do a disservice to the stories you're trying to tell in the present by reminding the audience how much better things used to be. (Or, more accurately, how much better they think things used to be.) Iconic performance can't become iconic if they're not allowed to stand alone in their time. Think of all that would have been lost for the brief thrill of Christian Bale's Batman slipping through a time hole to meet Jack Nicholson's Joker.

When you've already gotten down to analyzing arm hairs, at what point do these things stop being movies? We're all just sitting in a theater playing Where's Waldo together. It's the nostalgia before the story, it's reprisal after reprisal—in Star Wars' case, this keeps going beyond death—over something new. It's fun. We're all having fun here. But the biggest movies in the world aren't telling us A-Z stories anymore. They are, incidentally, realistically creating what it feels like to be the lost branch of a multiverse, where the only things worth getting excited for will either happen in the future or already happened years ago.

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