The first Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer came out in a frenzy in August 2021. Fans eagerly awaited its release for many weeks, and when it finally did come out, Marvel fans raced to social media to share their theories, insights, and thoughts. Eagle-eyed fans of the MCU were quick to read into the trailer, picking it apart to find out what the intricacies of the upcoming movie's plot might be.
Here are a few Spider-Man theories that fans shared on social media. Vote up the theories that make the most (Spidey) sense.
A Different Type Of Strange
Throwing out my wild theory now that the dr strange in Spider-Man no way home is a variant— Cartier ®️ (@CartierCamFPS) August 24, 2021Spidey-sense tingling?
Sixth SensePhoto: Spider-Man: No Way Home / Sony Pictures Releasing
From Redditor u/Elranzer:
Spider-Man: No Way Home - There's going to be more than six villains returning, and some will be "good" guys...
(This is of course just speculation but hey, that's what we're doing in this sub this week.)
We know (kinda) that the following villains are returning simply from the teaser trailer:
(1) Doc Ock (SM2) - Confirmed
(2) Green Goblin I (SM1) - Confirmed
(3) Sandman (SM3) - Hinted at with sand in the teaser
(4) Electro (TASM2) - confirmed (possibly alt-universe with Yellow energy instead of Blue)
(5) The Lizard (TASM1) - Hinted at in teaser
Other sources can throw in the following:
(6) Scorpion (Homecoming) - Hinted at
(7) The Vulture (Homecoming) - Still alive, revealed in Jared Leto's Morbius
(8) Mysterio (Far from Home) - Possibly still alive
(9) Baron Mordo (Dr. Strange) - Where has he been lately? He'll probably be there to tie-in to Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
And we can possibly speculate:
(?) Paul Giamotti's The Rhino ... because why not?
(?) Does Ned become the Hobgoblin in this? Possibly an alt-universe Ned? Does Green Goblin die halfway through and Ned replaces him as Goblin?
(?) Any number of unannounced surprise returning or new villains
Alfred Molina has been saying that the story pulls in villains from their moments of death. Many of these villains were redeemed just before they died.
I speculate there will be an insane Hero Ensemble consisting of:
Doc Ock (redeemed)
Sandman (redeemed, and appears to be saving Spider-Man in the teaser from Electro)
The Lizard (redeemed)
To battle the Sinister Six:
Green Goblin (Dafoe)
? (possibly Rhino)
? (possibly Hobgoblin)
(JK Simmons' J. Jonah Jameson is here too, but he's not one of the supervillains.)
Also, Dr. Strange will be outside of both groups... but in the Hero group if any.
They have said that Spider-Man: No Way Home is going to be the most ambitious MCU movie ever, and that's compared to even Infinity War (which I hold as more ambitious than Endgame).
The other big ensemble movies (Civil War, Infinity War, Endgame) all introduced new characters in addition to the giant returning cross-over cast. There's no reason to doubt that there might new villains completely.
By allowing some returning villains to be "good guys," the movie can still have the Sinister Six with more than six villains in the case.
tl;dr: The Sinister Six will happen, but there will be "good guy" (redeemed) villains and so there will be more than six villains.
Basically this is Avengers: Villains Edition.Spidey-sense tingling?
Who Are You?
NO WAY HOME Theory:— Walt (@Uber_Kryptonian) August 24, 2021
After botching the Spider-Man secret identity removal spell, it somehow also affected Strange. He sees Peter in the Sanctum Sanctorum thinking he's trying to break in or steal something. Then, they battle it out in the mirror dimension. pic.twitter.com/wBCFMscnbySpidey-sense tingling?
#SpiderManNoWayHomeTrailer theory:— *High* Priestess (@darksheikftf) August 24, 2021
villains that appear from other universes are the people who know his real identity. Dr Strange spell didn't erase their memory... It found everyone in the multiverse who knew and brought them to one place!
WHO ELSE KNOWS PETER IS SPIDERMAN?!Spidey-sense tingling?