The Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer recently dropped, blowing the minds of MCU fans all over the world. With production and release delays from Covid-19, fans have had a bit of a waiting game to get started with Marvel’s Phase 4, though one spectacular Disney+ series after another has certainly helped. While trailer releases on big films in the past, like Avengers: Endgame, carried plenty of hype, this time it’s a little different since fans have absolutely no idea what will happen going forward. The trailer felt a little like it brought us more questions than answers, and below are the top eight questions that fans desperately need to be answered.
1. What is up with Dr. Strange?
Fans immediately noticed that the usually no-nonsense Strange isn’t exactly acting like himself in the trailer. Why would strange so casually agree to help Peter when he’s been so callous in the past? Is that really Strange, or is someone controlling him? It is possible that Dr. Strange is just going through a slight character adjustment to make him less serious, just like Thor did in Love and Thunder. One way or the other though, most fans seem to agree that something weird is going on with Dr. Strange.
2. Will Ned and MJ forget that Peter is Spider-Man?
In the trailer, Dr. Strange can be seen casting a spell that will make the entire world forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. As Peter suddenly realizes that that means Ned and MJ will forget much of their experiences together, Strange pretty much tells him that it’s either all or nothing. Ned and MJ have been essential characters in the previous two Spider-Man installments. It would be a hard blow to many fans to lose all the depth and development we’ve seen from them along the way, let alone how it would make poor Peter feel.
3. Is this all because of Loki?
In his self-titled Disney+ series, the god of mischief was part of a series of dominoes that resulted in the multiverse literally coming unglued in the mother of all cliffhangers. Is what happens in Spider-Man: No Way Home part of that multiversal chaos? Fans are finding it hard to believe that multiple multiversal breaking events have happened so closely together and are unrelated.
4. Where are Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield?
Spider-Man alumni from their own film franchises, Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield, have long been rumored to be involved in this film. Though they seem to be missing in the trailer, the presence of their most iconic villains indicates to fans that we may yet see multiple Spider-Men coming together in No Way Home.
5. Why is it snowing in the Sanctum Sanctorum?
When Peter first approaches Dr. Strange, it seems to be snowing in the Sanctum Sanctorum and Strange is even wearing a ski jacket. Furthermore, it seems like Wong and Strange are arguing a lot, and according to Insider, Wong can be seen leaving through a portal carrying packed bags. More shadiness from Strange, giving fans further reason to think that maybe not all is as meets the eye.
6. Where is Aunt May?
We only see Aunt May and Happy Hogan for a minute in the trailer, but things look a little tense. Since Spider-Man is a character that usually has origins with foundational baggage from Uncle Ben, the only character that ever really dies in comic books. Fans are wondering if the unthinkable may happen to Aunt May in this film.
7. Did Marvel just slip Daredevil into ‘Spider-Man’?
While Peter is in custody, those arms leaning over him on the desk look a lot like Charlie Cox, who played Matt Murdock, AKA Daredevil in the Netflix Daredevil series. This seems like a long-shot theory, but Murdock is a lawyer and many fans have long wanted some sort of canonization of the Marvel Netflix series into the MCU.
8. Does this mean all the villains are back?
In the trailer, it seems there was a clear shot of Doc Ock, but we also heard the iconic voice of Willem Dafoe in the unmistakable cadence of The Green Goblin. We also caught glimpses of Electro and hits at the return of Lizard. While no one can be sure exactly who is returning for this film, if the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is going to be web-slinging through the multiverse, there’s no telling who he may run into.