Marvel has been teasing multiple villains for Spider-Man: No Way Home since the first official trailer for the movie back in August.
Now, thanks to the latest issue of Empire Magazine, we’ve learned that two more classic Spider-Man villains are joining the roster to face off against Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
This is your friendly neighborhood spoiler warning. If you want to know nothing about Spider-Man: No Way Home, turn back now.
According to the magazine, Rhys Ifans’ Lizard (Dr. Curt Connors) from The Amazing Spider-Man, as well as Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman (Flint Marko) from Spider-Man 3 will be joining the growing list of villains in No Way Home.
Images of the magazine posted on Twitter mention the two actors.
— Everything CBM (@EverythingCBM) October 27, 2021
And, Empire Magazine posted the subscriber cover for the No Way Home issue, which teases Sandman in the bottom right of the cover.
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) October 22, 2021
The original No Way Home trailer confirmed Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man 2, while also including teases to Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Jamie Foxx’s Electro — who was already confirmed to return.
There have also been rumors that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are reprising their roles as Spider-Man as well, though Garfield has only denied those rumors, saying, “this is not something I’m aware I am involved in.”
And if all these rumors weren’t enough for you, there’s also the Venom 2 post-credits scene that shows Venom and Eddie Brock transported to what appears to be the same Earth as Holland’s Peter Parker. It remains to be seen if they’ll be a part of No Way Home also.
In addition to today’s news, we also got a fresh look at Doc Ock fighting Spider-Man, which caused Doc Ock to trend on Twitter.
— Matt Ramos (@therealsupes) October 27, 2021
Holland says the cast and crew are treating No Way Home as the “end of a franchise,” and it certainly seems like they are going out with a bang. Holland will star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, with Zendaya and Jacob Batalon also returning as MJ and Ned. No Way Home is set to hit theaters on December 17.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.