As a 1960s Cartoon, the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home is really good

by - – What could be better than a trailer for Spider-Man? A retro-styled Spider-Man trailer. You’ve almost certainly seen the first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Tom Holland’s perhaps final film as the wallcrawler has a lot of fans excited about what all the world hopping may lead to, whether it’s the return of old enemies or the introduction of new friends and threats to beat up on Peter Parker. But who cares about it when we can see a vintage version of the trailer?

No Way Home’s soundtrack is combined with excerpts from the 1967 cartoon that used to run on ABC, as well as 1981’s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, thanks to Youtuber Darth Blender, who enjoys producing movie trailers utilizing material from animated shows. The inexpensive animation has to reflect the sometimes overdone scope of a contemporary 2021 picture, such the intended fear of seeing Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock walk up to tear Holland a new one, thus the remixed trailer lends itself to some charm. (What isn’t charming is the Asian character who is supposed to stand in for Wong.) Yeesh.) Blender does, in fact, use the oft-mentioned scene of two Spider-Men precisely where you’d expect him to.

It’s arguable if the 1967 cartoon was truly excellent or not. It’s largely lived on through many, many memes that you’ve seen on social media recently as the first animated take on the hero, voiced by the late Paul Soles. During its three-season run, some of the episodes were ridiculous at best and a complete snooze at worst. It makes trailers like this one intriguing historical snapshots that may entice younger fans to check out the program and see how the hero has progressed in animation…assuming the show ever makes it to Disney+.

On December 17, Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in cinemas.