A Brazilian version of the new trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home appears to inadvertently contain an edited shot that could point to undisclosed elements in the upcoming film.
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As you’d expect, the new No Way Home trailer was released in multiple areas yesterday, with minor changes being made around the world. This included a version that was posted by the official Sony Pictures Brazil account – However, fans noticed that a certain shot takes a little longer than the English language version and possibly shows that a character was cut out of the scene for the trailer.
The shot in question shows Spider-Man jumping towards Lizard, Sandman and Electro in a construction yard. However, as highlighted by Binge Watch This (below), the Brazilian trailer runs about a second longer and shows lizard seemingly being hit in the head by … something invisible.
– Binge Watch This (@BingeWatchThis_) November 17, 2021
As expected, fans immediately suspected that one or both of the Spider-Man takes of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield had been cut out of the shot for the trailer, and that in the final film, one of them will punch Lizard in that scene. Chances are, of course, that an edited character could be someone we already know featured in the film – Doctor Strange, for example – but many see this as too much coincidence to be anything other than the much speculated return of Maguire to be and Garfield.
Rumors have been circulating for months of the return of the previous two Peter Parkers in the new film (aided by the addition of the MCU multiverse). But while we now know that several villains from the older Spider-Man films will be returning, including Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, the Spider-Man actors themselves have repeatedly denied that we will see a live-action team from Spidey.
This new shot may suggest otherwise – and it wouldn’t be the first time Marvel films have withheld or obscured plot details in trailers. For example, the Avengers: Endgame trailer is known to contain several changed and unused settings. We’ve also seen several previous occasions where actors lied about their involvement in Marvel projects before it was released.
Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer 2 screenshots
We don’t have to wait long to find out what’s going on, as it’s scheduled for release on December 17th in the US. For those looking to secure their tickets for Spider-Man: No Way Home, it has also been announced that they will go on sale on Monday November 29th.
For more information, see Holland’s comments on why No Way Home is being treated as the “end of a franchise” and why the movie is “brutal”, “dark” and “sad”.
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