No Way Home’ teases villains from past franchises

Gonna be hard to catch these bad guys “just like flies.”

Sony Pictures just dropped the latest trailer for “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which will reportedly feature a murderer’s row of classic villains from before the MCU was created.

“They’re starting to come through, I can’t stop them,” intones Dr. Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) in the epic three-minute preview for the flick, which hits theaters on December 17.

As depicted in the now-viral trailer with nearly 25 million views overnight, “No Way Home” picks up the baton from the previous Marvel film, in which the identity of Spiderman (Tom Holland) is revealed. This prompts the web-slinger to seek the aid of Strange, who casts a spell a la the neuralizer from “Men In Black” to make people forget who he is.

Unfortunately, thanks to multiverse mishap, a murderer’s row of rogues from past Spiderman franchises appear, including Willem Defoe’s scenery-gobbling Green Goblin from “Spider-Man” and “Spider-Man 2’s” Dr. Octopus, played by Alfred Molina.

Also reprising their nemesis role is the zap-happy baddie Electro (Jamie Foxx) from “The Amazing Spider Man 2,” Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman from “Spider-Man 3,” and Rhys Ifans’ the Lizard from 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

The latest trailer for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has arrived, bringing with it some big surprises for Spider-Man’s latest MCU outing. The action picks up right where Far From Home left off: with Peter Parker’s secret identity as Spider-Man revealed to the world, something that Peter tries to enlist Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) assistance in rectifying. Magical multiverse hijinks ensue.
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"Spider-Man: No Way Home" poster.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” poster. Things appear to go wrong in the latest entry, resulting in appearances from a plethora of Spidey rogues from Sony’s past Spider-Man franchises (before the MCU was ever around), including Spider-Man’s Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Spider-Man 2’s Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Electro (Jamie Foxx).

Along with the aforementioned actors, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” will also feature Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau and Marisa Tomei. Jon Watt will be in the director’s chair once again.

Holland previously said that the flick would be the “end” of the current franchise.

Jamie Foxx's new and improved Electro will be a making an appearance.
Jamie Foxx’s new and improved Electro will be a making an appearance.
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