‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Called Out Viewers Who Watched the Leaked Trailer

It’s been a doozy for Marvel Cinematic Universe fans. First, the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer leaked and spread over the internet on Aug. 22, 2021. Then, Sony raced against the clock to remove it, only to premiere the official trailer at CinemaCon one day later. Despite the commotion, fans are ecstatic to get a real glimpse into the upcoming film.

But Sony and Marvel won’t forget about the infamous leak. The production’s social media account had a few words for those who viewed the unofficial clip; they may have been playful jokes, but the hint-worthy message was clear.

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Tom Holland at the press conference for ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ | Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images

The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer leaked online

It was all quiet on the Twitter front until an unknown source leaked the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer. Countless social media users shared the video, and Sony Pictures chased down every post, slapping each with a copyright infringement statement.

The leaked post appeared to be a video recording of the trailer. The quality wasn’t the best, but fans celebrated at the sight of what they were waiting for. Before the leak, Marvel Studios remained tight-lipped on any information regarding the new flick. This sent fans into a tizzy—they had anticipated a trailer for months since the film is scheduled for a Dec. 17, 2021 release.

No one knows who leaked the trailer yet, but the distribution companies won’t forget the stressful incident.

What the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ account said to fans

After unveiling the trailer at CinemaCon on Aug. 23, 2021, the production called out those who viewed the unofficial clip. Although it may have been in jest, the posts exemplify that Sony and Marvel won’t forget about this short-lived scandal.

The Spider-Man: No Way Home Twitter account praised the fans who waited for the official trailer, calling them “the real ones.” Some Twitter users saw this as a passive-aggressive slap against the leak’s viewers. Others, however, saw the tweet as a playful joke.

The movie account wrote another tweet with a similar tone: “You all better be watching this as many times as you asked for it,” the account posted.

Although these tweets were amusing, they carry a deeper meaning. Sony and Marvel don’t enjoy unofficial inside scoops. After all, this wasn’t the first time one of their projects was leaked. Daniel Craig‘s Quantum of Solace was also revealed online before its release.

The official ‘Spider-Man’ trailer shows unwanted fame for Peter Parker

Now that the real trailer is online, viewers see that Peter Parker lives under the public’s microscope. The trailer opens with MJ and Peter reading the news about Spider-Man.

MJ and Peter’s relationship may be put to the test now that the world watches his every move. Peter can’t even walk down the school hallway without classmates recording him. This film doesn’t only emphasize the MCU’s creative universe; it also unravels how invasive modern media and technology can be.

Some fans might recall the leaked “We Believe Mysterio” T-shirt, implying that part of the public sides with Mysterio. The trailer reinforces this point because Peter is labeled “public enemy #1” and law enforcement questions him on Mysterio’s apparent death.

Peter is desperate to terminate the unwanted attention. So he enlists Dr. Strange to help him. Little did they know they would tamper with “the stability of space-time” in the multiverse.

The trailer includes several hints at other possible returning characters. From the massive lightning bolt that could be Electro to the pumpkin bomb that should be the Green Goblin’s, the one character who shows their face shocked many viewers: Doctor Octopus.

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