Spider-Man Trailer Catches Audience in its Web


Spider-Man gets ready to face Dr. Otto Octavius in the Sony Entertainment trailer.

Santino Woo' 22, Arts and Entertainment Editor

The trailer for the up and coming Marvel Studios’ movie, “Spider- Man: No-Way Home” passed its predecessors “Avengers: Infinity
War” and “Avengers: Endgame” as the most viewed trailer ever on YouTube, with a whopping 355.5 million views. The trailer begins after the events of “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” in which Mysterio reveals Spider-Man’s identity to the world: Peter Parker.

Facing the horrors of this reality, Peter goes to fellow Avenger, Dr. Strange, to help create a spell in which the world forgets about his alter-ego. Strange conducts a spell that accidentally opens the multiverse, leading to chaos. The trailer ends with a peek at Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, who first appeared in Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man trilogy back in 2002.

Click on this interactive timeline to see how the Spider-Man movies have developed over the years.

The multiverse is going to play a massive role in this movie and is going to be further explored since its introduction in the summer-hit series, Loki. Additionally, the following movie is going to be Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, so it should be interesting to see what drastic events happen in this upcoming blockbuster. Brendan Passanissi ’23 loves the idea of a multiverse because “it’s unlimited potential to bring in characters and other references to make fans happy… it just adds a layer of fun and creativity that’s good for everyone.”

The idea of a multiverse has brought up one question among fans: Will Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s versions of Spider-Man appear in the film? Only time will tell. The Spider-Man trailer brought so much excitement for what Marvel has in store for its fans next. Fans can catch Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters on Dec. 17.