If you're one who tends to peruse film-centric social media, you may have noticed that Marvel fans haven't exactly been demonstrating a great amount of chill when it comes to the pending release of Jon Watts' Spider-Man: No Way Home. The new blockbuster is now less than six months away from hitting theaters, and while we haven't gotten to see a single frame of the movie yet, anticipation is starting to seriously boil. Perfectly illustrating this, the extreme hype has resulted in a rapidly spreading viral leak of the first trailer, forcing people behind the scenes at Sony to jump into action and try and scrub to copies of the bootleg footage from the internet.
It surely won't be long until the official trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home is posted online, but many fans cast aside a key virtue this weekend when an extremely low grade version was leaked (and when I say "low grade version," I mean a recording of a TikTok of a recording of a phone recording a watermarked copy). As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, the fuzzy footage spread around Twitter like wildfire, with users making copies and uploading to their accounts, but the studio has acted quick to try and clamp it all down with a copyright statement.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to hit theaters just in time for Christmas this year and while it should be noted that there are two other Marvel Cinematic Universe titles set to be released between now and then – namely Destin Daniel Cretton's Shang-Chi And The Legend of the Ten Rings and Chloe Zhao's Eternals – fans are over-the-top hungry to discover what is next for the world's favorite webslinger. It's hard to forget that Spider-Man: Far From Home ended with a crazy cliffhanger, as Spider-Man was both outed as Peter Parker and declared to be a terrorist, and MCU diehards are dying to discover what happens next. Oh, and let's not forget that the film is also set to include Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, and that there have been non-stop rumors about Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire appearing as alternate universe versions of the character.
We still don't know for sure exactly when the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer is going to premiere, but it is worth noting that Sony is hosting a presentation tomorrow night during CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and the odds seem high that the event will feature a first look at the blockbuster. Regardless of when the footage does launch, you can be sure that we will have it for you here on CinemaBlend as soon as it goes live – so be on the lookout for that, as well as all varieties of updates about the soon-to-arrive Tom Holland movie.
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