Fans online simply cannot stop dissecting the newest trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, trying to find any small sign that perhaps other than Tom Holland will be donning the red-and-blue suit in the film.
And it’s not that fans dislike Holland or anything, it’s just that the plot of the film does seem to open up the possibility that fellow Spider-Man alumni Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield may make an appearance.
You see, the film centers around a botched spell cast by Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in which he was attempting to make the world forget Peter Parker is Spider-Man, after the character’s secret identity was revealed to the world at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
But when the spell goes sideways, it seemingly opens up a portal to the multiverse, or at least that’s the nearest explanation of the plot that we can decipher from the trailers so far. Thus a flurry of other callback characters—only villains so far—are making appearances, such as Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Rhys Ifans’ Lizard, and Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman.
While those villains have all been confirmed, Maguire and Garfield have yet to be officially acknowledged as appearing in the film by Marvel or any of the actors in the movie. That hasn’t stopped fans from speculating, however.
There’s one shot in particular, which takes place on some scaffolding during an action set piece that sees the web-head battling many of the villains at once, that fans are pointing as evidence that it’s not just Holland who will appear as the wallcrawler in the film.
Another user pointed to previously leaked photos that seemed to show the Spider-Men on a similar-looking scaffolding set.
Fans understandably also expressed their frustration at Marvel for choosing to keep the cameos so tightly guarded, if that is indeed the case.
There were some detractors, however, who said the screenshot is most like Holland’s integrated suit. Debate sparked among fans nonetheless.
We’re not sure if the fans are actually on to something or if this is just a case of wishful thinking.
Either way, it’ll be exciting to see what surprises are in store when Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters Dec. 17.