Did Spider-Man: No Way Home's Trailer Just Spoil Aunt May's Fate?

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Spider-Man: No Way Home's long-awaited second trailer has finally arrived and, for the first time in a long time, fans have more to speculate about than just that infamous bridge scene.

In addition to the best looks yet at No Way Home's multiversal villains - and the date for when the threequel's tickets go on sale - the second trailer also featured action-packed footage hinting at Holland's Peter Parker's greatest test yet. 

In fact, a few scenes from the trailer may have just spoiled a pivotal No Way Home character's potential death; and no, it's not Zendaya's M.J.

Is This Aunt May's Last Spider-Man Movie? 

The new Spider-Man trailer might have just spoiled what happens to Aunt May in No Way Home

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After Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange says that "It's their fate," the trailer shows Peter reaching to block one of the Green Goblin's pumpkin bombs that were first shown in the film's original trailer. 

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This is immediately followed by a shot of Peter, almost in reach of the bomb, right as it illuminates and is about to explode.

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Next, the trailer showed a vehicle exploding outside of a building that already had news vans parked nearby. This is immediately followed by another explosion taking place at the entrance of that same building as its awning comes crashing down.  

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A few shots later, there is a clip of Marisa Tomei's Aunt May running with a strained expression on her face in a location with the same lighting where Peter tried to catch Goblin's bomb. 

Will Aunt May Survive Spider-Man: No Way Home? 

The original trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home hinted at this possibility when it showed Happy Hogan, who has admitted to being in love with Peter's Aunt May, taking in an explosive scene with a shocked expression. 

Still, that wasn't the only indication that May might not survive the threequel. Recently, Peter Parker's own Tom Holland warned fans that this Spider-Man film is going to be "dark" and "sad". This news was followed by the well-known scooper Daniel Richtman's claim that, in No Way Home, Holland's Peter "has to suffer and lose everyone he loves."

In both the comics and the other Spider-Man film franchises, Peter loses his Uncle Ben. Perhaps in the MCU's Spider-Man trilogy, Peter doesn't just lose his mentor Tony Stark but also his Aunt May too?

Even if these explosive scenes don't involve Marisa Tomei's May, it certainly sounds like she will still be in danger along with everyone else Peter loves most. 

Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into theaters on December 17.

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- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.