Spider-Man: No Way Home Looks To Topple Another Massive Marvel Record

By Carolyn Jenkins | 4 weeks ago

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Spider-Man has proven that with great power comes great responsibility. Last seen, Peter Parker appeared in Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019. Released right before the pandemic, fans had yet to see a Spider-Man movie in the world following theater shut-downs. Though Marvel is usually a great draw, even Marvel’s Eternals had a disappointing following (via Variety). But with recent box office numbers, fans have demonstrated their love for Peter Parker and the new film Spider-Man: No Way Home. The third film in the trilogy was released on December 17th with staggering numbers. It is so popular that Deadline reports it could possibly eclipse previous record holder Avengers: Infinity War as the second-best domestic box office opening in history. 

This is significant for a number of reasons. Theatergoers have been in steady decline, especially with news of the Omicron variant. Avengers: Infinity War was released in a pre-pandemic world with these numbers. Apparently, there is just something about Spidey and his commitment to doing the right thing that fans need right now. Spider-Man: No Way Home opened with $257.64 million – $260.6 million. Avengers: Infinity War on release was reported at $257.69 million. 

It’s easy to see the draw around Spider-Man: No Way Home. Last we saw Peter, his secret identity had just been broadcasted to the world after his showdown with Mysterio. Mysterio also framed Peter for his death and made it look like Spider-Man was the cause of the drone attack on London. Spider-Man: No Way Home picks up right where we left Peter as he struggles to set things right. The success of the film hinges on the fact that is not even the crux of the film. Peter resolves that issue relatively quickly and it’s on to bigger matters as he faces off five villains from previous Spider-Man films. This ramped up nostalgia for the previous franchises and was a fantastic final movie to the trilogy.

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Tom Holland has been vague about his future as the web-slinging superhero. In an interview with Sky News, Holland commented that he would like to see what else his future holds. The actor has been acting since he was 11 years old, first appearing in The Impossible. Even so, it would be hard to let Holland go as Spider-Man. Fans agree on Twitter that Spider-Man: Far From Home was emotionally resonant and told the story that many were dying to see. Some fans consider him the best comic interpretation of the character yet. Marvel producer Kevin Feige, however, has made certain promises. Whether this would include Holland or not, Feige has stated that Spider-Man 4 will be going into production

It seems that fans will have to wait quite a bit for the follow-up to Spider-Man: Far From Home. But Marvel does not leave their fans hanging. After Doctor Strange’s appearance in the recent Spider-Man film, fans can anticipate his return in Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness. It has been even longer since fans have seen the sorcerer in his own movie since the 2016 solo film. Doctor Strange 2 promises to unite Strange with Wanda after her escapades in WandaVision. Also to return is Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo. Judging from Spider-Man’s recent numbers, there is much to look forward to in the future.