Spider-Man: No Way Home Loves Its Fans
The first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home arrived last night and it has taken the internet by storm — largely by confirming a lot of the rumors and predictions. I’m excited. See for yourself.
In case you don’t know what’s going on, that’s Alfred Molina returning as Doctor Octopus, the character he played in the movie Spider-Man 2 from way back in 2004. And we can also see a pumpkin bomb from Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin. As far as we know, these actors are not playing new versions of these characters.
It would seem that the villains from the original, early-2000s Spider-Man movies are somehow going to travel through the Multiverse to show up in Spider-Man: No Way Home to fight the current movie Spider-Man.
Obviously, this is cool and I’m very excited. But I’m curious whether or not casual fans will get what’s happening. I fondly remember every single character from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, but are casual fans going to understand the implication of Doc Ock showing up in the new movie? Will they recognize the Green Goblin’s pumpkin bomb? Or maybe Marvel is so confident in the pop culture power of their Spider-Man films that they’re just going to go for broke and hope everybody is able to keep up.
Either way, we’ll hopefully find out on Dec. 17 when Spider-Man: No Way Home arrives in theaters.
Posted on August 24, 2021, in Marvel, Movies, Spider-Man and tagged Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
I think that if casual fans can handle “Into the Spider-Verse” and “Loki,” then it’s not a major issue.
There’s also Dr. Strange (who I have somehow blinked out on being in the film) as a filter and Exposition-Guy when needed.
We also do know who Spidey has fought, because outside of the movies, every MCU hero has only ever dealt with nameless and faceless thugs and crooks. So even if only some fans recognize these villains, the rest will know they aren’t who the MCU Spider-Man has fought, just A Spider-Man, and understand that this is what the story will about this time.