While much of the conversation surrounding Spider-Man: No Way Home has centered on its Multiversal plot and the potential for Spider-Men, fans have also been talking about Sony and Marvel's lack of marketing for the Tom Holland-led threequel.
For months, fans waited and debated about when a trailer or poster would drop, with some theaters actually using fake posters in lieu of any official material.
Now that Marvel's Eternals has debuted in theaters and No Way Home's second trailer has finally dropped, the film's promotional campaign has finally ramped up with interviews from the cast and crew and about as many TV spots as there are villains.
Now, just weeks away from the film's December 17, 2021, debut, the studios have revealed two new theatrical posters teasing more of Doctor Strange and Peter Parker's Multiversal misadventure.
New Spider-Man: No Way Home Posters Revealed
Golden Screen Cinemas shared two new official posters for Spider-Man: No Way Home featuring Tom Holland's Peter Parker and Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange.
The first poster shows Doctor Strange and Spidey in his Iron Spider suit swinging from the mirror dimension into the heart of New York City where the Green Goblin and Doc Ock's tentacles await.
The artwork also shows JK Simmons' J. Jonah Jameson and that visual of Peter Parker being labeled as both Spider-Man and a public enemy in the background, highlighting how the loss of Peter's secret identity is central to the film's plot.
The second poster is slightly simpler, with both the web-slinger and Strange seemingly in the mirror dimension and about to enter a portal.
New Spider-Man Posters Tease Destruction
Even though these posters only feature Doctor Strange and only one Spider-Man, there are still a number of details worth paying attention to.
First of all, in both posters, Strange is still wearing the Eye of Agamotto,even though Thanos destroyed it and the Time Stone in Avengers: Endgame. Some have speculated that this could explain Strange's odd behavior in the film's trailers, and it's worth noting that neither Marvel or Sony has hidden that fact or offered any explanation.
Secondly, at the bottom of the first poster, Doc Ock's arms appear to be reaching up from layers of burning wreckage. This is similar to the bottom half of the first No Way Home poster, which also showed Ock's arms reaching upward with Holland's Spidey perched on a heap of debris.
However, this hasn't been seen in any of the film's trailers or TV spots apart from an explosion at what appears to be the building housing FEAST.
Since the film is called No Way Home, it's possible that this visual, coupled with Ock's arms, are implying that the villains' homeworlds have been destroyed? However, they could also represent Peter's life before his identity was revealed and perhaps foreshadow what's to come.
Regardless, after months of waiting, Spider-Man fans, as well as theater chains, are happy with any posters, trailers, or teasers they can get ahead of Spider-Man: No Way Home's theatrical debut.
Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into theaters on December 17, 2021.