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Re Porter - I'm ready for Spider-Man
bethany porter

OK, for everyone out there who is normal and does not obsess over movies and Marvel stuff, the “Spider-Man No Way Home” trailer came out Nov. 16 and I am so excited to see this movie.

It has been heavily rumored that certain characters will return and some have flat out been confirmed in the trailers. If you are someone who wants to avoid any potential spoilers, stop reading now. As every Spider-Man fan knows, Tobey Maguire played the superhero in the Sam Rami trilogy and Andrew Garfield portrayed him in the reboot “The Amazing Spider-Man.” They have both been rumored to return and team up with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.

The movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was an animated movie that came out a few years ago which had multiple Spider-people from other universes all come together. This movie made a live action crossover team up possible by introducing the concept of a multiverse to fans. Maguire and Garfield have not been officially confirmed to be in the movie, yet, but there are some clues to their involvement. 

Sony, which shares the rights of Spider-Man with Disney, has been acting suspicious. There have been multiple leaks going on with set photos, videos, and even the first trailer leaked. Garfield was even asked during a late night show about the leaked footage of him suited up holding onto scaffolding. Addressing leaked footage on a late night show is odd, and Garfield claimed it was photoshopped. 

Villains from both Maguire’s and Garfield’s movie have been confirmed in this movie and showed up in the trailers proving that the universe where these Spider-Men are from exists in the Marvel universe. Willem Defoe’s Green Goblin is coming back along with Alfred Molina’s Doc. Ock and Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman from Rami’s movies. Jamie Fox is returning as a better version of Electro from Garfield’s movies along with Rhys Ifans’ Lizard. 

The trailer also has evidence of people being removed. Marvel is known for doctoring its trailers to avoid spoiling shots. In “Avengers: Engame” they removed Pepper Potts out of a particular scene and changed the number of Infinity stones Thanos had in the gauntlet in the trailer. In the “No Way Home” trailer, there is a shot where Peter is facing off against all the villains. In one version of the trailer, the Lizard is shown being hit in the face by nothing. It is believed one of the Spider-Man actors was removed from this shot. 

I'm looking forward to this movie so much I've already asked the theater about getting tickets in advance. I am preparing for disappointment if Maguire and Garfield are not in it, but can you imagine how cool it would be if they were? Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil in the Netflix series, is also heavily rumored to be in the movie. I cannot wait. I hope nobody needs me on Dec. 17, because I have a date with hopefully three versions of Spider-Man and fingers crossed Daredevil too.

Standard reporter Bethany Porter can be reached at 473-2191.