By: Corie Tucciarella
Speculated by some to be the movie of the year, “Spiderman No Way Home” has web-slinger fans oozing with excitement in anticipation that the man with radioactive blood will soon be swinging across movie screens. The film is slated for general release on December 17th. release across America. It will be the third in Disney’s Spider-Man Franchise.
SPOILER ALERT FOR ANYONE WHO HAS NOT SEEN THE LAST TWO MOVIES:
“Spider-Man No Way Home” will follow the events of “Spider-Man Far From Home,” the last installment in the franchise. That one ends when Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio frames and exposes the hero’s “true identity.”
In doing so, revealing that Peter Parker is the man behind the mask, a target is put on everyone Peter loves. The first trailer is a snippet of what is to come directly after these events- especially Spider-Man seeking help from Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Steven Strange- where he wishes no one would remember him as Spider-Man.
To make this happen Parker and Dr. Strange tamper with the multi-Verse, a huge continuum of all possibilities and events that ever could or were to happen. The multi-verse hinted at in Avengers Endgame will finally receive its long-awaited reveal. These events in the trailer open a world full of infinite possibilities which have fans going crazy.
The second trailer confirms these speculations with the return of Dr. Otto Octavius played by Alfred Molina in the 2002 and 2004 Spider-Man movies- where Toby Maguire acted as the first and original live-action version of the web-slinger.
Multiple YouTubers- such as GeekSeat have posted videos searching for what in the viewership world is called Easter Eggs- Small hints of what is to come in the movie or the future movies.
The No Way Home trailer indicates that the Spiderman brand is still a strong one in the movie world. Sony Announced that the trailer broke the box office record for “number of views” within a 24-hour period.
Sony further stated that the first trailer has much surpassed the original mark held by ”Avengers: Endgame.” The new Spiderman trailer received 355.5 million trailer views worldwide. The original mark set by “Avengers: Endgame” was 289 million views. So, if nothing else, Spider-Man is winning fans’ attention.
The original trailer released under both Sony Picture’s and Marvel cinematic universe’s YouTube pages on August 23 of this year already sits at more than 79 million and 53 million views individually.
So far, the new movie is scaling the skyscrapers of success. Only time will tell if it heroically stands up to all of the hype.