Fans Think Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield Are in the New 'Spider-Man' Trailer

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Well, Spider-Friends, the second trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home has come and gone. We saw the return of several Spidey villains from years past (five, to be exact), including Willem Dafoe's still-terrifying Green Goblin, and the promise of tons and tons of action. What else do you even need?

More, apparently. If you've had the misfortune of spending even just a few minutes in the No Way Home doldrums (read: YouTube comments, Reddit, annoying younger siblings), you'll know that the fandom will never be satisfied until former Spider-Men Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are officially confirmed for this damn thing. Spoiler: Tuesday night's trailer does not include Maguire and Garfield. Which means that fans have been banished to another month of grief and speculation. Curiously, the early returns of which are fans arguing that they did see Tobes and Andy in the No Way Home trailer.

Let us explain.

First, some context. Marvel is notorious for editing out spoiler-y details in its trailers. Remember the big Civil War airplane hangar battle? The glimpses we got of the moment from its trailers digitally scrubbed out Tom Holland's Spider-Man, so that fans wouldn't be tipped about his grand Marvel Cinematic Universe arrival. Now, a screengrab posted to Reddit found similar-looking trickery in the No Way Home preview. If you watch the few-second-long clip, taken from the Brazilian No Way Home trailer, you'll see that the Lizard (from Garfield's The Amazing Spider-Man) suddenly jerks his head to the right, as if he's being punched by someone who isn't Holland's Spidey. If you really feel like going galaxy-brain here, look at how both Lizard and Jamie Foxx's Electro both seem to be looking in different directions, shown by this fan edit:

Listen, this could mean everything. It could mean nothing! But if you're asking Esquire's Marvel desk, our money is still on Maguire and Garfield joining in on the fun this December. Let's not stress ourselves out too much in the meantime, OK?

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