Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker, Jacob Batalon returns as his friend Ned, Zendaya returns as MJ and all three in the first stills of No Way Home. Holland shot Uncharted, the third film, and gave his Uncharted hair a much cooler hairstyle, although he admitted he refused to wear a wig to make it look like Peter Parker’s Spider-Man.
The trailer appears to confirm a number of important details about the film, including that the loss of Peter’s secret identity will play a crucial role in the plot. The film’s title doesn’t bode well for Peter Parker’s future at the MCU.
Sony intended to build on the entire Spider-Man franchise that Disney had begun by producing a series of films about Spidey’s greatest villains, including Venom and Morbius.
The series of possible guest stars has made more headlines in recent Marvel movie news, with many former Spider-Man stars returning to set the internet alight. Reports suggested that Benedict Cumberbatch would reprise his role as Doctor Strange in the forthcoming film.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige confirmed at Disney’s Investor Day in 2020 that the events of Doctor Strange: Multiverse: Madness would be linked to the film. The casting rumors go beyond the old Spider-Man villains, with a Collider report suggesting that former Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would play roles in the film, suggesting some sort of multiverse team of spiders well versed in live-action.
For starters, the image was a gift from the film crew – which doesn’t sound much – but the art contains references to Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man suit and the iconic font used in the “Spider-Man” films by Sam Raimi.
The shot is probably a deliberate reminder that Spidey in this film is from Holland and that Peter’s life is comparable to that of other Peter in other universes. The MCU did not adapt the controversial comic story “One More Day,” in which Peter sacrificed his marriage to Mary Jane to save the life of Aunt May, but included elements of Peter visiting Doctor Strange to make the world forget that he is Spider-Man.
Marvel wanted to make more profit from the third Spider-Man film, while Sony wanted to keep its existing contract, in which Marvel received a modest five percent of the first dollar merchandising revenues.