The first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home appears to briefly tease Rhys Ifans’ Lizard.
It finally happened! After (im)patiently waiting for months, fans were finally treated to the first official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home. The first official look came shortly after the trailer was seemingly leaked on Sunday evening. Naturally, the internet lost its collective mind as soon as the trailer dropped. Some of the highlights included Peter Parker interacting with Doctor Strange, Spidey swinging through the city of New York folding upon itself, and of course: Alfred Molina returning as Doctor Octopus.
While Doctor Octopus was the only villain explicitly shown, other villains were teased, such as Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, whose iconic pumpkin bomb was seen rolling onto a bridge, and Jamie Foxx’s Electro, whose lightning levels a park. A more subtle villain tease was also present in the trailer. Some fans believe that Rhys Ifans’ Lizard was seen in the Spider-Man trailer. In a brief shot, a suit and tied-up Peter Parker is seen being startled as a figure locked up behind him rattles in a glass cage. A reptilian-like creature can be seen when the footage is slowed down, implying that Ifans’ Lizard will be rounding out the roster of villains.
It’s not surprising that Rhys Ifans’ Lizard is retuning for Spider-Man: No Way Home but it does certainly come out of left field. Most of the reports and rumors previously suggested that only Willem Dafoe, Jamie Foxx, and Alfred Molina would return as their Spider-Man villains. Regardless, it’s exciting that more villains are being brought into the fold. Who knows, we might even see the likes of the Vulture or Rhino appear?
Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:
“Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems.”
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
No Way Home is currently set to be released on December 17, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film, Kevin Feige, and the rest of the MCU, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.