A Brazilian version of the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer appears to accidentally include an edited shot that could hint at unrevealed elements of the upcoming movie.
This story includes what could be spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home – if you want to know nothing about the movie going in, turn back now.
As you’d expect, the new No Way Home trailer was released in multiple territories yesterday, with slight edits made across the world. That included a version posted from the official Sony Pictures Brazil account – but fans noticed that one specific shot runs a little longer than in the English language version, and potentially shows that a character has been edited out of the scene for the trailer.
The shot in question is of Spider-Man leaping towards Lizard, Sandman, and Electro in a construction yard. However, as pointed out by Binge Watch This (below), the Brazilian trailer runs for around a second longer, and shows Lizard being seemingly struck in the head by… something invisible.
— Binge Watch This (@BingeWatchThis_) November 17, 2021
As you might expect, fans immediately suspected that one or both of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s takes on Spider-Man have been edited out of the shot for the trailer and that, in the final movie, one of them will strike the blow on Lizard in this scene. There is of course the possibility that an edited character could be someone we already know is in the movie – Doctor Strange, for example – but many see this as too much of a coincidence to be anything other than the much-speculated return of Maguire and Garfield.
Rumours have been flying for months about the return of the two previous Peter Parkers in the new movie (aided by the addition of the MCU multiverse). But while we now know that multiple villains from the older Spider-Man movies will be returning, including Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, the Spider-Man actors themselves have repeatedly denied that we’ll be seeing a live-action Spidey team-up.
This new shot may well suggest otherwise – and it would be far from the first time Marvel movies have withheld or obfuscated plot details in trailers. The Avengers: Endgame trailer notoriously included multiple changed and unused shots, for example. We’ve also seen multiple previous occasions in which actors have lied about their involvement in Marvel projects ahead of release.
We don’t have too long to wait until we find out what’s going on, with release set for December 17 in the US. For those looking to secure tickets to Spider-Man: No Way Home, it was also revealed that they will go on sale on Monday, November 29.