Spider-Man: No Way Home has been one of the most talked-about Marvel films in recent history. On top of already smashing through box office records, the new Marvel Cinematic Universe film has achieved a record that hasn’t yet happened on Rotten Tomatoes. The 94% critic review score makes it one of the highest-rated movies in the MCU. But not stopping there, No Way Home has also achieved a 99% audience rating. That rating was achieved by having over 25,000 audience reviews. That means that less than 1% of reviews have been negative. This is the highest rating ever achieved on the site.
It isn’t just the Rotten Tomatoes score that’s crushed either. No Way Home’s box office numbers have been setting records since its premiere. During opening weekend, the Marvel film grossed an astounding $260 million through its first weekend. That surpassed Avengers: Infinity War which amassed $257 million. Only Avengers: Endgame sits higher with its $357 million opening weekend. Not bad for the fact that the world is still in a pandemic. After 10 days since its release, the film has now grossed over $800 million globally. That means it will be the only film in 2021 to reach over $1 billion begging the question of how far can it climb?
The newest chapter in the Spider-Man mythos has been well received by all parties. Although many had thought the success would live and die on the multiverse being done the right way, it seems that all the stops were pulled to deliver an emotional and well-thought-out masterpiece that no one quite saw coming. Bringing in the different iterations of the web-slinger only further made for an exciting film that was full of drama and hope for the future. Tom Holland has still been a bit vague in his response to continue after No Way Home, but it is doubtful he is going to give up on the part just yet.
There is still the Sinister Six to think about. Morbius and Venom have not made their way into the MCU and that should be the next logical step for Marvel to consider, especially since all sorts of timelines are being blended and folded into one another. Spider-Man is and can always be whoever takes on the role of the superhero.
This next phase of Marvel films is sure to be exciting with No Way Home already playing its part with the grander picture of the multiverse. Next up is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Shows like Loki and WandaVision have also tampered with or shown these ideas as well. The MCU knows exactly what it’s doing in this regard, so blending the entirety of the shows and films into one grand broken series of timelines should serve fans for years.