Empire has revealed the details for the December issue of their monthly magazine, with a world exclusive feature on Spider-Man: No Way Home where the team was given access to the cast and team behind the movie, creating a pair of covers that might be teasing characters coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe other than Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin.
The first trailer for the film revealed that both villains would be returning after previous cinematic debuts in other Spider-Man movies from outside of the MCU, with the former being fully shown and the latter being explicitly teased.
Out of the two Empire magazine covers, the subscriber variant includes several elements to represent characters in the movie such as the robotic arms from Doctor Octopus, the Pumpkin Bomb for Green Goblin, the emblem and mask for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Doctor Strange’s Eye of Agamotto.
However, two other icons that appear on the cover may have teased other returning characters. A giant fist that appears to be made of sand is pictured on the right and a bolt of lightning in a green box is featured on the left.
These could be for Sandman and Electro respectively, the former of which featured in Spider-Man 3 from 2007 – the same series that Doctor Octopus in the new movie is from. The latter lightning emblem is featured in a green box, resembling the classic comic costume of Electro – though the villain did feature in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Minifigures for both last appeared in 76178 Daily Bugle in 2021 and 76014 Spider-Trike vs. Electro from 2014 respectively.
A new LEGO set dedicated to the film – 76185 Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop is available with two others inspired by both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home – 76195 Spider-Man’s Drone Duel and 76184 Spider-Man vs. Mysterio’s Drone Attack. It could be that future sets will include these two teased characters, but nothing beyond the trio of models has been confirmed by the LEGO Group at this time.
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