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It was Sony Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ worst nightmare–an unauthorized glimpse into Spider-Man: No Way Home was leaked, and fans sprinted to check it out. In a slew of retweets and shares, Sony’s game of tag began fs it hunted down each post. The company may still try to remove every last bit of the trailer from the internet, but the damage was done; fans have already seen it.

Before Sony officially debuts the trailer, the company could investigate how the news-breaking leak happened. Now the question is, who is behind the leak?

Tom Holland talking at Spider Man press conference
Tom Holland at a press conference for ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ | Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

What we know about ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Once Spider-Man: Homecoming debuted, Marvel and Sony already planned two more films. Marvel’s president, Kevin Feige, said the third installment would be a “Peter Parker story that has never been done before on film,” according to Fandango.

Spider-Man Far From Home ended differently from the other films; the public learns that Peter is the masked hero. Fans have seen the classic narrative of the public deeming Spider-Man as the villain. But this upcoming flick complicates matters further. Fans wonder how volatile Peter’s surroundings will be now that everyone knows he is the web-slinger.

However, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans think they already know what’s in store for Spidey. They believe that they discovered the third film’s storyline when the new merchandise was leaked. One of the t-shirts reads, “We Believe Mysterio,” which implies the public is taking sides between Spider-Man and Mysterio.

Not only that, but fans also expect Peter and MJ to explore their relationship in the new film further.

How the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer was leaked

According to Digital Spy, numerous Twitter users weighed in on Feige’s possible response when he uncovers the source of the leak. MCU fans joked about the boss’s reaction through memes and GIFs, with references ranging from the original Spider-Man trilogy to the 2003 Hulk film.

However, the speculation doesn’t answer the question that the studios are pondering. So far, Marvel and Sony have not discovered who was behind the leak.

Despite the jokes about Feige’s presumed frustration, Marvel’s president once commented about fan theories to ComicBook. “The fun thing about online speculation when it comes to our stuff is how sometimes it couldn’t be more off the mark, and sometimes it’s shockingly close, and that’s held true for the last few years,” Feige explained.

Since the source hasn’t been found, MCU fans created another hypothesis for the culprit: Spider-Man himself.

Did Tom Holland hint at the new trailer?

Tom Holland has been the punchline behind Spider-Man leaks. The lead actor is well known for accidentally revealing information about his movies. He spoiled the title of the second Spider-Man film, and now his co-stars refer to his slip-ups in their interviews.

Even Sony used Holland’s habit as a joke in a teaser for the third installment.


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However, the man behind the mask isn’t afraid to throw out a hint. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Holland posted an Instagram story, saying “You ain’t ready!” hours after someone leaked the trailer. Although the actor didn’t explicitly mention his upcoming film, fans assumed he was.

But Holland has not revealed any more secrets this time around. MCU fans anticipate the trailer’s release will be at CinemaCon during the week of Aug. 23-Aug. 26, 2021.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to reach theaters on Dec. 17, 2021.