Spider-Man: No Way Home's premiere is inching closer, meaning that marketing has been ramping up in the past few weeks.
The promotional drive for No Way Home has been under extreme fan surveillance since Multiverse-related rumors began hounding the film in 2020. The reported castings of Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, Jamie Foxx's Electro, and Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus from Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man universe further fueled the fire, prompting fans to speculate what the movie's storyline could look like.
No Way Home's first trailer gave a tease of what to expect while also confirming Strange and Doc Ock's inclusions. The first batch of footage also exceeded expectations by breaking Avengers: Endgame's record for trailer views.
In the weeks leading up to the second trailer's premiere, No Way Home's marketing has mainly focused on the thrilling bridge battle between Octavius and Holland's Peter Parker. The latest teaser also gave another sneak peek at the eventful fight, providing more dialogue from both characters.
Now, another extended look at the pivotal scene has been revealed.
Spider-Man Goes Up Against Doctor Octopus
Sony Pictures officially unveiled a brand-new TV spot for Spider-Man: No Way Home, showcasing a fresh look at the bridge battle between Tom Holland's MCU hero and Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus.
The 15-second promo shows Octavius mocking Peter's "fancy new suit," pointing out that it will not save the web-slinger from his attack.
A shot of the Iron Spider's legs is also highlighted, prompting the villain to tell his robotic tentacles that they have some "competition:"
Another shot of Octavius' tentacles grabbing Spider-Man was also showcased in the promo:
The TV spot can be seen below:
A Clear Reference to Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man Revealed
The latest Spider-Man: No Way Home TV spot provides an exciting look at the banter between Tom Holland's web-slinger and Alfred Molina's villain from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man universe.
Octavius' mocking of Peter's "fancy new suit" should further provide hints that he is referring to Maguire's Spider-Man, considering that he is aware of the previous costume design of the Marvel hero. The spot also highlights the fact that the Iron Spider's legs could become useful in the bridge battle, especially considering the powerful robotic tentacles of Octavius.
It will be interesting to find out if No Way Home's visuals would include a showdown between Iron Spider's legs and Octavius' tentacles, but this spot appears to confirm that it would be part of the intense bridge battle. The trailer already spoiled the fact that Octavius will gain the upper hand by absorbing the nano-tech from the Iron Spider, leaving many to wonder if this will be the last time that they will see the armored suit's legs on-screen.
It's also worth pointing out that Peter's chattiness is still apparent in the battle, a key trait of Spider-Man in the comics. Many would agree that the fascinating exchange between Octavius and Peter would be a must-see.
It is possible that a reference to Maguire's version could also be included during the fight, with Octavius potentially comparing the MCU's version's fighting style and talkative nature to the previous iteration of the Marvel hero.
Whatever the case, No Way Home's bridge battle seems poised to become one of the exciting moments in the movie.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to premiere in theaters on December 17, 2021.