Spider-Man: No Way Home has been all MCU fans have been able to talk about over the last few months. This fervor was proven when the trailer dropped and smashed records; yes, even that of Avengers: Endgame.
The first teaser showed a lot of aspects of the film, from a magical spell going awry to the reappearance of villains from previous installments of the Spider-Man franchise. Of course, with villains like Alfred Molina's Doc Ock, one would assume that a certain Spider-Man might not be far behind.
To further connect the MCU to older Spidey installments, the trailer clearly showed one of Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin bombs alongside his laugh playing ominously in the background.
Speaking of Dafoe's green menace, new footage from the teaser also contained a haunting parallel to 2004's Spider-Man which seems to have been missed by most.
GREEN GOBLIN'S PRESENCE IN NO WAY HOME
This bridge in particular happens to be the Queensboro Bridge, one of the 10 major bridges in New York City.
This is the same bridge that was featured in a famous scene in Tobey Maguire's original debut as Spider-Man.
The scene in question is the classic dilemma that Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin presents the webslinger: save a bunch of innocent citizens or the love of his life.
Could fans see a different MJ in the same Green Goblin's hands when the film drops this December?
GREEN GOBLIN IS BACK IN THE MCU
Many were obviously excited by Alfred Molina's money shot at the end of the trailer, but something about Willem Dafoe's Goblin return is even more exciting. The fact that Marvel felt keen on including this homage is potentially an ominous sign of bad things to come for Zendaya's MJ.
This lends even more credence to what is shaping up to be the worst kept secret of the decade: Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield seem to have MCU debuts in their futures. At this point, there will be far more disappointment if they end up not making an appearance at all.
Sadly, there's a real chance that fans will have to wait until December 17 to truly know for sure. That said, it's kinda hard to dismiss leaked photos getting officially taken down by the studios.