The Hobgoblin will be in Spider-man No Way Home. Here’s why.

The Hobgoblin Spider-man No Way Home
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Spider-man No Way Home is set to be one of the biggest superhero movies of all time. The first trailer has seemingly already confirmed five of the Sinister Six villains that will make an appearance. However, there is one villain we didn’t see in the trailer that is likely to appear. The Hobgoblin will be the sixth member of the Sinister Six lineup and here’s why.

The Hobgoblin clues

The Hobgoblin
Hobgoblin by @_artkin_

Marvel love to leave clues for fans to find in their trailers and movies. And the latest Spider-man No Way Home trailer is no exception. In one shot of the trailer we see Peter Parker face off against Doctor Octopus on a bridge while wearing his Iron Spider suit. In the background of the shot a car can be seen with license plate number ‘1963-03‘. This is a reference to the Amazing Spider-man comics issue #3 which came out in 1963 and was also the first ever appearance of Doctor Octopus. The same Doctor Octopus Peter Parker is fighting in that scene. Obviously, this is not a co-incidence.

Another scene from the trailer shows Spider-man on top of a train fighting against an unknown adversary. In a blink and you’ll miss it moment, the number 239 can be seen as the train’s number. Why is that number so interesting? You’ve guessed it. Issue #239 of the Amazing Spider-man comics is the first time Spider-man faces off against the Hobgoblin.

The real piece of evidence that seals the deal however has to do with the character of Ned Leeds. In the comics, Ned Leeds, played by Jacob Batalon, becomes the Hobgoblin. An image posted to the star’s Instagram back in October 2020 showed the actor had got into serious shape for the movie. Seemingly for some unknown reason. Now we know why. The sixth member of the Sinister Six in Spider-man No Way Home will be the Hobgoblin.

Jacob Batalon
Jacob Batalon via Instagram

What do you think about this evidence? Let us know in the comments below or over on any of our social media accounts @GeeksGonnaGeek. As always, thanks for reading.

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