Some hardcore fans are willing to do anything to see Spider-Man: No Way Home as soon as possible. Tickets for the most anticipated Marvel movie since Avengers: Endgame are selling faster than anything movies theaters have seen since before the pandemic. Tickets are so hard to come by that fans have resorted to physically fighting over them. In a shocking video doing the rounds on Twitter, fans in Mexico are seen brawling outside the cinema.
The accompanying caption says, “Fans in Mexico were literally killing themselves to get Spider-Man: No Way Home presale tickets.” The fight allegedly broke out after some folks cut the line in the ticket purchasing area.
Tickets for Spider-Man: No Way Home went on sale on Monday, and the demand crashed several movie ticket sites. As hundreds of showtimes sold out in an instant, theater owners scrambled to add as many additional screenings as their venues could realistically handle. Sadly their efforts weren’t enough, with scalpers using sites like eBay to resell tickets at a much higher price. One user even listed tickets at a ludicrous $25,000!
Spider-Man: No Way Home has shattered various pre-sale and opening-day ticket sales records around the world – which means the movie is officially sold out for the opening night. Although the news may be disappointing for ticket-less fans, movie theaters will be thrilled as this kind of demand hasn’t been seen in a while. Considering the movie’s larger-than-life scale, and the various iconic characters that are confirmed to be returning, it’s not surprising that fans are eager to see the film on the big screen.
Spider-Man: No Way Home begins immediately after the events of its predecessor, as Peter Parker finds himself in a difficult situation following the revelation of his secret identity to the public. For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a superhero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange, Peter’s anxiety surrounding the ramifications of a memory-erasing spell tamper with the stability of space and time. After the multiverse is blown wide open, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing the young hero to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will be Tom Holland’s third solo appearance as the famed Marvel superhero. Directed by Jon Watts, the film also stars Zendaya as MJ, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus, Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin, and Jamie Foxx as Electro.
Reprising their roles from previous Spider-Man films are Tony Revolori as Eugene “Flash” Thompson, Parker’s classmate and rival, Angourie Rice as Betty Brant, Parker’s classmate and Leeds’ ex-girlfriend, and Hannibal Buress as Coach Wilson, Midtown School of Science and Technology’s gym teacher. Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released worldwide on December 17, 2021.