The Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer was released August 23, 2021 and was met with eager arms. Guinness World Records reported that the trailer broke the record for the most viewed movie trailer in 24 hours. Guinness also stated the trailer racked up, “355.5 million views across all platforms on it’s first day.” The previous record was 289 million views, held by Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame.

Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man, responded to the trailer on his Instagram account, saying, “The love and support you guys have shown for the film is so exciting,” and, “that [the trailer] is just the tip of the iceberg.”

The trailer follows the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home when Peter’s identity has been revealed to the world. Parker enlists the help of Dr. Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) to make the world forget his secret identity. However, things go awry. The trailer makes references to the multiverse, with Green Goblin’s laugh, and an appearance from Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus. Jamie Foxx is also reported to reprise his role as Electro.

This has led fans to create rumors of more potential appearances of past actors, the most popular being the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as their versions of Peter Parker. Rotten Tomatoes also stated, “…rumors indicate Charlie Cox will play Matt Murdoch from Netflix’s Daredevil series — apparently to represent Spider-Man in court.”

Ain’t It Cool News noted that Peter’s request to Dr. Strange comes from the “One More Day” arc created in 2007 by J. Michael Straczysnki and Joe Quesada. “In the comic story, Peter asks Dr. Strange to save Aunt May’s life after she is shot as a result of the world knowing he is Spider-Man. Several attempts to change the timeline fail and Peter is given a choice from the demon Mephisto to save May’s life in exchange for his relationship with Mary Jane, to which the couple agrees.” This leads fans to speculate that Mephisto could finally make an appearance in the MCU.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is also looking to break more records, including the highest grossing movie sequel (currently $2,797,800,564,) highest-grossing film at the global box office on opening weekend (currently $1,195,000,000,) and the fastest time for a movie to gross $1 billion (currently 5 days.) All of these records are currently held by Avengers: Endgame.

Viewers won’t know any of this for certain until the film is released in theatres on December 17, 2021. Until then fans will just have to speculate and theorize until we learn if Rotten Tomatoes’ was right about this potentially being “the biggest film of the webhead’s cinematic career.”

Posted by Morgan Ryan

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