It's only fitting that Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to be Marvel Studios' last film of 2021, seeing how highly anticipated it is. If any proof is needed, look no further than the viewership of the first teaser trailer.
One reason for such intense hype is the return of Alfred Molina's Doc Ock from Spider-Man 2, alongside the rumored inclusion of past villains in Green Goblin, Sandman, and Lizard, and Jamie Foxx's Electro.
Those villains are only a fraction of why fans are so excited. The biggest reason comes down to two names: Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
Rumors have been spewing across the internet consistently over the last few months about them returning as their respective Spider-Men. Fans have been hoping that, if true, the studio would see fit to include a shot of them in the next trailer.
As exciting as that would be for audiences worldwide, it seems that Marvel Studios and Sony are in disagreement about what to include in the film's final trailer.
Why Is Spider-Man's Second Trailer Not Here Yet?
According to CinemaBlend's Sean O'Connell, the wait for Spider-Man: No Way Home's next trailer is taking so long due to Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures' disagreement over the inclusion of "THEM" (Tobey Maguire & Andrew Garfield) in the teaser.
In a tweet, O'Connell said that "One studio wants to show THEM, and the other is very much," followed by a gif of Garfield's Peter Parker from 2002's Spider-Man saying "I missed the part where that's my problem", although O'Connell doesn't specify which studio is taking which side.
"As for that Spider Man: No Way Home trailer and why it’s not finalized? One studio wants to show THEM, and the other is very much..."
While it has not been officially confirmed that Maguire and Garfield will be returning for the MCU sequel, the two Spider-Man actors have consistently been at the heart of No Way Home rumors for nearly a year.
Spider-Men, the Worst-Kept Secret?
It's kind of odd that one of the studios is so dead set against showing the two potential returning Spider-Man. Provided their appearances happen, it truly is one of the worst-kept secrets in the movie industry right now.
With that in mind, showing them in the final trailer would only boost the film's box office performance.
This would be especially pertinent for those general audiences who don't actively pay attention to all of this movie talk. Just a small, non-revealing shot of the two of them would cause a dramatic increase of filled seats on opening weekend.
If the two Spider-Men don't make it into the next trailer, then fans will have to wait until December 17 of this year to see if any of the rumors hold true.