An explosive new trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home has just dropped. Watch it below:
Even by Marvel's usual standards, the build-up to Spider-Man: No Way Home has felt especially fraught with rumours and hearsay.
A lot of talk centred around just how deep into the multiverse the movie will go after it was revealed that the upcoming sequel will bring back Alfred Molina's Doc Ock.
After the latest teaser poster appeared to stealthily confirm the return of Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin, it's safe to say that all bets are off and that whatever ends up happening is going to be one hell of a ride.
But while the prospect of a big-screen multiversal showdown is certainly an exciting prospect, Tom Holland has keen to stress that No Way Home will have a much darker tone than previous iterations of the franchise.
Speaking to Total Film, Holland said: "What people will be really surprised about is that it's not fun, this film, it's dark and it's sad, and it's going to be really affecting.
"You're going to see characters that you love go through things that you would never wish for them to go through.
"And I was just really excited to kind of lean into that side of Peter Parker."
But while Holland is understandably tight-lipped about giving away any details about the plot, his comments most likely refer to the starting point of the upcoming film, in which Spidey deals with the aftermath of having his secret identity exposed by Mysterio.
Jake Gyllenhaal's supervillain not only tipped off The Daily Bugle's J. Jonah Jameson (played by J.K Simmons in another nod to the Raimi trilogy) to the truth about Peter Parker's secret identity, but also framed him for his murder.
With seemingly no other options left available to him, Peter takes a trip to visit Dr. Strange and pleads with the sorcerer to cast a spell that will make the world forget about his secret identity - a decision that appears to have dire consequences.
Holland continued: "Peter Parker is always someone who's looking up.
"He's always really positive. He's always like, 'I can fix this. I can do this.'
"Whereas in this film, he feels like he's met his match. He's like, 'I don't know what to do.'
"That was an aspect of the character that I'd never seen before, and I was really, really excited to try to tackle."
Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in cinemas worldwide on 17 December.
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