First 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' trailer wows fans with returning villains from Sam Raimi era

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Watch the first teaser for Spider-Man: No Way Home

The official trailer for highly awaited superhero film Spider-Man: No Way Home has been released, confirming the return of at least two villains from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films.

Alfred Molina returns as multi-armed menace Doctor Octopus, a role he first played in 2004’s Spider-Man 2.

He appears towards the end of the trailer, emerging from a collapsing bridge with his metallic limbs, while a green bomb belonging to Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin is also seen along with his sinister laugh.

British actor Tom Holland reprises his role as the web-slinger from the first two movies in the series.

Spider-Man: Far From Home comes to cinemas on 17 December (Sony Pictures)
Spider-Man: Far From Home comes to cinemas on 17 December (Sony Pictures)

At the end of the most recent film – 2019’s Far From Home – Spider-Man’s identity was revealed to the world and the new trailer deals with the fallout.

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The newly unmasked Peter Parker accompanied by love interest MJ – played by Zendaya – struggles to adapt with the attention and he turns to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange for help.

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However, his spell goes wrong, unleashing multi-dimensional chaos.

“We tampered with the stability of space-time,” Doctor Strange tells Peter.

Spider-Man: Far From Home comes to cinemas on 17 December (Sony Pictures)
Spider-Man: Far From Home comes to cinemas on 17 December (Sony Pictures)

“The multiverse is a concept about which we know frighteningly little.”

Also returning from previous Spider-Man films is Jamie Foxx’s Electro. Former Peter Parker actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are also rumoured to be returning but that remains to be officially confirmed by the studio. 

Alfred Molina as Doc Ock (Sony Pictures)
Alfred Molina as Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures)

The trailer, officially released to theatre owners at the Cinema-Con event in Las Vegas, leaked on social media on Sunday.

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The Spider-Man: No Way Home Twitter account nodded to the controversy when sharing the teaser.

Spider-Man: Far From Home comes to cinemas on 17 December (Sony Pictures)
Spider-Man: Far From Home comes to cinemas on 17 December (Sony Pictures)

It said: “Shout-out to the real ones who are watching the trailer for the first time right now.”

Fans are suitably over-the-moon with the trailer after waiting so long for confirmation for the many rumours swirling around Holland's third solo Spidey movie.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released on 17 December.

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