Spider-Man: No Way Home poster
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Spider-Man: No Way Home poster gives first look at the Green Goblin ahead of movie release

Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will be up against two classic villains in the new movie

by · Manchester Evening News

With the release date of the next Spider-Man film, No Way Home, getting ever closer, Marvel has released a new poster which hints at the two classic villains he’ll be facing off against.

The new film is heavily rumoured to include appearances from former Spider-Men Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire, though there’s no confirmation of that yet.

There are two big takeaways from this poster, and both are about the villains Tom Holland’s Peter Parker will be facing this time around in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

You can clearly see the metal limbs of Doc Ock, the robotically appendaged mad scientist played by Alfred Molina, who was last seen in 2004’s Spider-Man 2. In the background, there’s the Green Goblin, who first appeared in the first Spider-Man in 2002.

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Marvel’s original tweet included the tag line “ The Multiverse unleashed,” which is another hint that the Green Goblin will be played by original actor Willem Dafoe. Molina will be digitally de-aged to match his appearance in Spider-Man 2.

But that’s not all. Marvel also encouraged fans to zoom in on the details in the background of the poster, and some particularly eagle-eyed fans have managed to identify fellow villains Electro and Sandman from hints in the poster.

Behind Spider-Man there’s a fork of lightning, which hints at Electro’s involvement, and the plumes of dust snaking up into the sky behind Spider-Man are actually pointers that Sandman is back in the game.

That’s four villains from other eras of Spider-Man films for Tom Holland’s Parker to get to grips with. He could probably do with some multi-dimensional back-up.

The official synopsis says: “For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighbourhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a superhero.

"When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man."