Spider-Man: No Way Home: IMAX Trailer Reveals Best Look at Doc Ock's Belt, Strange's Sanctum & More

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Spider-Man: No Way Home has quickly become one of the most anticipated Spider-Man movies of all time, and it seems to be reaching the same status within the MCU's upcoming slate. There's no bigger sign of this than when one's trailer beats the records of Avengers: Endgame—that's no small feat.

The trailer was constantly talked about for months before it was released. Many people were convinced it was simply never going to show up. Thankfully for everyone across the world, the day finally arrived.

Within everyone's first look at the film came new glimpses of Alfred Molina's Doc Ock, several other villain appearances, and Peter's life in shambles thanks to Mysterio shattering everything around him.

The trailer was picked apart frame-by-frame for weeks, but now, fans can start the whole process over again.

An IMAX ratio version of the trailer was released, and with it comes new looks at Doc Ock, Doctor Strange's house, and more.

No Way Home Trailer Reveals More

The official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home has been released in the IMAX ratio, and with it are some new discoveries.

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One of the biggest new tidbits came from the most talked-about moment in the trailer: Doc Ock's reveal. With the wider shot, the top portion of a belt can be seen.

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From the small glimpse that can be seen, it's hard to tell if it matches what was seen in Spider-Man 2 or if it's a slightly new design.

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The above is a shot from Alfred Molina's debut as the famous villain with a clear shot of the belt which wraps around him and supports his four metal arms. The lighting throws off the scent a little bit, but it seems that they are nearly the same thing.

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One of the biggest theories coming out of the trailer's original release was that Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock made an appearance just off frame. The shot in question can be seen above, and as the IMAX trailer showcases, that forearm is sadly not Daredevil's.

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Fans can see that the IMAX trailer gives the Sanctum Sanctorum some more space to breathe.

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A full shot of the Sanctum Sanctorum can be seen above, where a lot seems to unfold for Peter Parker in his upcoming adventure.

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Going inside of the Sanctum, more of the winter wonderland within can be seen.

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A full shot with the wider IMAX ratio can be seen above as Doctor Strange greets Tom Holland's Peter Parker.

The full IMAX trailer can be seen below:

The original trailer for reference can also be seen below:


IMAX Finds a Way Home

With a movie like Spider-Man: No Way Home, even the slightest of glimpses can be the biggest of matters for many fans. Just seeing the top of Doc Ock's belt has already sparked a multitude of conversations. 

With all of the rumors about the many villains returning, what hasn't been known is how much their overall designs would change. After all, it would seem that Electro is now yellow and not blue, so who else will get some new style?

Doc Ock has been the only confirmed villain to return so far with Willem Dafoe's Goblin being a close second—that laugh is about all the confirmation most need. It's hard to ignore the many signs which point to the likes of Electro, Sandman, and Lizard all being present in the trailer in some way, shape, or form.

As for how they are all going to look, well, that will have to wait until December 17 of this year when Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters worldwide.

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Release Date
December 17, 2021
- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.