So the second trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home dropped tonight, and it looks like a lot of fun! Here it is if you haven’t seen it yet:
Like any self-respecting comics geek, I’ve watched and rewatched this thing about a half a dozen times now, trying to decode what the final movie is going to be like from three minutes of mostly new footage. Here are my predictions. Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think!
- Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will just be cameos towards the end, if that. And I’m okay with that. The focus will be on Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, as it should be. We’ve already had Into The Spider-Verse. We don’t need a live-action version of it.
- Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe will have a ball chewing the scenery as Doc Ock and the Green Goblin once again.
- Jamie Foxx will be better as Electro than he was in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but he won’t be playing the same version of the character.
- Thomas Haden Church and Rhys Ifans will not return, and we’ll only see the Sandman and the Lizard in their transformed states (i.e. CGI).
- Similarly, James Franco’s New Goblin will only appear masked, and we won’t even have a voiceover from him. (Good.)
- Even money we’ll see Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in a flashback.
- Dylan Baker will once again be sadly forgotten. (I swear, Dylan Baker and Billy Dee Williams should do a buddy comedy as actors who paid their dues in movies that set them up as supervillains, but never got to have the fun of actually playing said supervillains through no fault of their own. That’s a fun premise, right?)
- Michael Keaton and Tom Hardy have GOT to at least cameo as the Vulture and Venom, right? I feel like people are primed for both of them to return. (I’m personally fine if Venom never shows up, but Sony is big on the character, and he’s very popular among Spider-Man fans, so I get it.)
- It’d be cool to see Michael Mando become the Scorpion for real, too.
- It’s a shame they haven’t established a live-action Kraven the Hunter before this. It’d be fun to see him in the mix. My pick for the role? Former Flash Thompson Joe Manganiello (META!).
- J.K. Simmons will absolutely KILL IT as J. Jonah Jameson. Again. I hope we get to see lots of him in the movie.
- I’m absolutely fine if Jared Leto and Woody Harrelson don’t show up as Morbius and Carnage. Leto is one of the most annoying, pretentious, overrated actors working today as far as I’m concerned, and I’m indifferent to Morbius and Carnage at best. Woody Harrelson is great, but I’m just not a Carnage fan.
- But hey, bottom line for me, it’s a Spider-Man movie cowritten by Chris McKenna, author of Community‘s “Remedial Chaos Theory.” Now there’s a guy who knows how to make a great story about alternate universes.
All right, those are my thoughts and predictions. I’ll do a follow up post in December to see how close I got! What do you think, folks?
“Even money we’ll see Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio”
Oh, wait, the character I was interpreting as Mysterio was probably Sandman.
Or maybe Imhotep.
Technically, Abed has already been in the MCU. Along with Shirley, Dean Pelton, Troy, and the composer (Ludwig Gorensen).
Yep. I love that the Russo brothers have included shout-outs to their Community and Arrested Development days in their MCU movies. And don’t forget Ken Jeong showing up in Endgame!
Where did they use Ludwig Gorensen?
Apparently, I have forgotten Ken Jeong in Endgame! I’ve specifically wondered where he’d fit into the MCU. Where was he again?
Ludwig Göransson scored Black Panther. Very well, if I might editorialize.
Oh, I thought you meant that Ludwig Göransson had a cameo in one of the MCU movies! Ha!
Ken Jeong was the security guard in the scene where the rat reactivates Hank Pym’s quantum device. He had a mustache.
Oh, yes, I think I remember that.
I fall firmly on the side of “Easter eggs and inside jokes do not count as canon or continuity.” It would be a damn shame to exclude any of the Community cast from a major role in an MCU film because they did a non-speaking cameo bit in the background of one scene.
Mickey, Goofy, and Donald appear in The Little Mermaid.
People have played multiple roles in the MCU before. Michelle Yeoh came up recently.
And Gemma Chan was just in The Eternals as Sersi despite playing Minn-Erva in Captain.
I just saw Dylan Bar on Law and Order: Criminal Intent as the bad guy. He’s always good.
Underrated actor, for sure!
Yep, looks like another fun one.
And I’m glad it’s going to include probably the only things I liked from the preceding (pre-Holland) Spider-man movies, i.e., Jameson and Doc Octopus.
Those two were standouts, for sure. It’ll also be cool to see Willem Dafoe back as Norman Osborn. I hope he has a least a scene or two where he’s unmasked, as I’m not a fan of the Power Ranger look for the Goblin.
“I’m not a fan of the Power Ranger look for the Goblin”
Like the song says; “And he’s wearing that dumb Power Rangers mask, but he’s scarier without it on.”
There is stuff floating around the internet that implies the mask gets dumped at some point in the film. Which I am rooting for. I despise that goblin suit to the point where it really distracts me if I try to watch the first Raimi Spider-Man movie. Honestly the thing that makes me most trepidatious about the new movie is the return of Willem Dafoe’s Osborn. I like Dafoe, and normally consider his inclusion in a movie a plus, but I really disliked his performance and version of Osborn. Though I tend to put that at Raimi’s feet since I can only assume Dafoe gave Raimi exactly what he wanted.
Conversely, while I am not convinced he will appear in the movie outside of a post credits stinger, while I never having been a fan of the comic’s character Venom I quite enjoy the movie version due to Tom Hardy’s performance. That is a man who took what could have been a paper thin role and threw everything and the kitchen sink at it. I ended up enjoying Venom 2 tremendously even though Carnage is a comic’s character I detest.
Just remembered something I forgot to note above: In the shot of Doctor Octopus at about 1:56, as Dr. Strange is saying, “They’re a danger to our universe,” Doc Ock’s mechanical arms have a definite red and yellow color scheme. Has he retrofitted some of Tony Stark’s Iron Man tech into his arms? I’m thinking so!
My thought is that the arms absorb some of the nanotech from the Iron Spider suit, probably during their first fight. Spidey is using that suit in their fight on the bridge but in pretty much every other scene in the trailers he is wearing other suits.
I bet you’re right!