Spider-Man: No Way Home attempted to trick fans by omitting its returning stars from the trailer, but one scene made it clear something was missing.
When Marvel Studios and Sony released the first full trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans immediately picked apart every frame of footage to find where the trailer had been manipulated in order to fool them into thinking that Tom Holland was the only Spider-Man in the movie. This led to several moments being called out as being doctored, including a blink and you miss it clip that appeared in the international trailer, showing Rhys Ifans’ Lizard being punched by an invisible assailant during the climactic fight scene. The visual effects team has now commented on the trailer error that almost immediately confirmed the presence of more than one Spider-Man in the film.
Over the last decade, fans have come to believe nothing that they see in trailers for upcoming MCU movies as in an attempt to keep their biggest secrets intact, Marvel Studios has been known to include alternative takes of some scenes, add in scenes that are specially shot to misdirect, or remove certain aspects of a scene to make sure that some surprises are not revealed until the film arrives in cinemas.
When the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer arrived, it seemed that Marvel and Sony’s attempts to bamboozle fans wasn’t as flawless as it could have been and visual effects supervisor Chris Waegner mentioned the editing mistake while speaking on online VFX magazine Before and Afters.