After months of fans begging for new footage, Spider-Man: No Way Home's marketing campaign is officially underway.
Coming off the heels of its massive second trailer, which revealed looks at Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin and Jamie Foxx's Electro, No Way Home has begun to debut new 30-second TV spots ahead of its December 17 release. These commercials utilize mostly recycled footage from past trailers, even going as far as to alter backdrops for previously seen shots.
That said, these spots do occasionally sneak in the new frame or two. Most of these new shots expand upon previously showcased interactions, such as Alfred Molina's Doc Ock's conversation with Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange and Tom Holland's Peter Parker after their infamous bridge battle.
The latest Spider-Man: No Way Home spot doesn't offer much in the new footage department, but does drop a crucial line of dialogue that indicates the presence of a long-rumored character.
Will The Real Peter Parker Please Stand Up?
Hollywood's worst kept secret continues to inch closer to its reveal.
Sony Pictures UK's Twitter page released a new TV spot for Spider-Man: No Way Home, highlighting Tom Holland's Peter Parker as he embarks on his mission to "catch some Multiverse men."
The spot opens with Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange asking Alfred Molina's Doc Ock if he knows "a Peter Parker who is Spider-Man," to which he replies, "Yes."
Strange then points to Holland's Peter Parker, asking if this is the one from his universe, to which the tentacled antagonist simply replies, "No."
The Sorcerer Supreme then monologues about a compilation of recycled footage of the film's various villain visitors, noting that they need to "capture them before they destroy the very fabric of reality."
Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker Teased
It's becoming a matter of when, not if.
Since Jamie Foxx took to Instagram to confirm he was joining the cast of Spider-Man: No Way Home as Electro, the same character he portrayed in Andrew Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fans have tirelessly theorized whether this was a precursor to past Peter Parkers joining Tom Holland on screen. Neither Tobey Maguire nor Andrew Garfield have officially shown face in any No Way Home marketing material, but their presence has been teased.
The first indication that Maguire and Garfield were hiding in plain sight came in the second trailer when fans noticed Rhys Ifans' Lizard taking a punch from an invisible force. Many have drawn the conclusion that the past Peter Parkers are the latest victims of Marvel trailer trickery, as the studio often alters promotional shots to throw audiences off.
While that potentially-changed trailer shot was an inadvertent indication, this line of Doc Ock dialogue is the most blatant Tobey tease fans have received.
Alfred Molina has previously confirmed that this iteration of Doc Ock picks up from "that moment" in the river at the climax of Spider-Man 2. Considering this Doc Ock is indeed the same Doctor Otto Octavius from Spider-Man 2, it's safe to say that the Peter Parker he's teasing is in fact Tobey Maguire's.
Whether Maguire or Garfield show up is still unknown, but this dialogue drop turns the possibility into a probability.
Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into theaters on December 17.