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Why Electro's Redesign In Spider-Man: No Way Home Has Fans Connecting Him To Tony Stark

On November 16, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios premiered a roughly three-minute-long trailer for the upcoming "Spider-Man: No Way Home" to the delight of numerous fans hotly anticipating its release. Though the oft-rumored addition of previous Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has yet to be confirmed, some viewers thought one line in particular strongly hinted at their inclusion.

While the possibility of a film starring all three of the most recent live-action Spider-Men fighting alongside one another has garnered considerable discussion alone, among the many details revealed in this latest trailer was a new look for Jamie Foxx's Electro, a character first introduced in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Whereas that film featured an original design for the classic "Spider-Man" villain, in "No Way Home" Electro will more closely resemble his appearances in the franchise's comic book source material.

Days later, a TV spot for "No Way Home" debuted additional new footage of Electro (via TrailerSpot on YouTube), leading fans to wonder if the character's new suit might utilize technology invented by Tony Stark.

Electro's powers seem emanate from an Arc Reactor

Among various other new footage, this recent "Spider-Man: No Way Home" TV spot includes a close-up look at Electro's upper torso. Prominently featured is what some viewers think might be an Arc Reactor, which Tony Stark used to keep himself alive and power his suits beginning in the first "Iron Man" movie. User @TeamDowney1965 was among numerous Twitter accounts to point out the similarities between that component of Electro's suit and Tony Stark's proprietary technology.

As for how the villainous Electro might have come upon such a thing, fans have a few different theories. Writer Richard Newby, for example, proposed that Tony Stark's technology would simply exist for use by the masses in the same way Google technology exists in our world. User @McBDirect, meanwhile, theorized that the Tony Stark of his home universe might have developed Electro's suit in order to help him contain his superpowers. User @wellppi also pointed out that an early comic book version of Electro wielded a similar-looking technology, suggesting that there's a possibility Tony Stark may be entirely uninvolved in the conception of Electro's new suit.

More details about the Arc Reactor-like device from which Electro's powers seem to emanate should be revealed when "Spider-Man: No Way Home" premieres in theaters on December 17.