After Marvel Studios' Eternals hits theaters in November, Spider-Man: No Way Home is the next MCU adventure on the horizon. With less than two months until its December 17 release, promotional artwork and images are finally starting to surface for No Way Home.
Due to this, fans are finally getting a good look at some key elements in the movie. This includes Spider-Man’s new suit, Doctor Strange’s involvement in the plot, and teases of the threequel’s potential over-abundance of villains.
Now, a new batch of stills taken from the set of No Way Home have surfaced that highlight the film’s ensemble cast.
Doc Ock, Doctor Strange Highlight New Stills
Empire Magazine has shared a new batch of stills taken from the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home which highlight the film’s ensemble cast.
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Tom Holland is shown in what appears to be the basement of Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum.
The area abruptly changing to a natural, stone-walled lair could be a visual indication that this scene will involve Multiversal workings.
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The next still highlights Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, who will make his return via the Multiverse in No Way Home.
Reprising his role from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, where he starred opposite Tobey Maguire, it’s still a mystery just how Otto Octavius ends up face-to-face with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.
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Zendaya and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man show up in a new still, presumably in the scene directly following the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home’s post-credits scene where Peter Parker’s identity as Spider-Man is revealed to the world.
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The fourth new still highlights Doctor Strange in his classic MCU attire, looking particularly displeased by whatever he’s witnessing.
Expectations for Spider-Man: No Way Home
The basement setting that Peter finds himself in is the most intriguing of these four images as it poses the implication that Spider-Man will once again find himself in a situation like never before. Hinting at a new, mysterious location that has Peter ready for danger in his Spider-Man suit, the webhead is likely going to have his guard up throughout the franchise threequel.
The inclusions of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus in these new stills are exciting ones, setting high expectations for their appearances in No Way Home.
Molina's Doc Ock making a resurgence is one of the film's most intriguing elements, and fans everywhere are excited to see just how he made his way into the MCU - and why.
Zendaya recently revealed that "as soon as (Peter and MJ) get to be in love, everything else starts to crumble." This still of MJ with Spider-Man is likely the beginning moments of what the No Way Home star says will be felt throughout the film.
As for Doctor Strange’s involvement in the third Spidey outing in the MCU, he seems willing to help Peter Parker in promotional footage. But eventually, something goes awry to cause Strange to have to chase after Spider-Man across the Mirror Dimension.
It looks like Spider-Man will be at odds with the Sorcerer Supreme in this threequel film before they become allies again, and this new still of a displeased Doctor Strange could be further indication of the Sorcerer Supreme being at odds with the webslinger in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Rumor has it that a second trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home isn’t far off, so fans will have a better idea soon about what else they can expect from the franchise’s third installment.
But until then, Marvel and Sony are putting heavy emphasis on Doc Ock and the Sorcerer Supreme being in No Way Home, as well as Peter and MJ having to navigate new waters as Spider-Man fights for a normal life.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will hit theaters on December 17.