The latest Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer shows Peter Parker and Doctor Strange struggling with their failed spells to make the world forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. The movie villains bring Raimi and Webb Spidey to New York City. No Way Home goes to great lengths to target these evils, but the real shock from the trailer is over. MJ falls from a building with Peter’s hand reached, as someone appears to be Ned, hanging from a pole protruding from the collapsed building. This suggests that Peter may have to make a difficult decision in the film: save his best friend or save his girlfriend.
Just before that particular shot takes place in the trailer, a voice from Peter plays, saying, “It’s my fault I can not save everyone.” That line arouses great concern when Ned and MJ appear a few seconds later in a dangerous and challenging situation – it’s almost as if the trailer is asking fans to believe that Peter could not save MJ. It also resembles the fate of another Spider-Man heroine, Gwen Stacy, who died in Amazing Spider-Man 2. The scene could unfold like this: On his way to rescue MJ, Ned may slip out of the bpost. Hold on and test Peter’s heroes and empathy.
The tone of the No Way Home trailer is much darker than the first. It focuses more explicitly on the villains who want to leave their mark and shows a massive rift between Strange and Peter deciding how best to handle the situation. No wonder Sony saved the clip of MJ falling from the building with Peter chasing her and Ned in danger of this trailer, not the first. While the scene may make fans believe that MJ will suffer the same fate as Gwen Stacy, Peter regrets that he can not “save everyone” by forcing him into a situation where the two do more. He is close to danger and can only save one.
But if Peter cannot save Ned or MJ, this scene could complicate No Way Home in the same way that two of the protagonists’ deaths confused The Eternals. The colorful characters were killed in Eternals to further develop the stories of the white characters. For No Way Home, a black character dies every way, so Peter has a new purpose. To make matters worse, if MJ is killed in No Way Home, here’s another example of cold: a tired crew that was recently executed in Marvel Projects in the Doctor Strange episode of What If… But the trailer stands before that. The scene where MJ or Ned could inevitably die, and the question remains unanswered when the film finally hits theaters.
Watch Peter Parker appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home exclusively in the US on December 17th.