In the older comics and in earlier movies, Peter Parker often struggles as hard to make ends meet as he does to fight evil. Clearly, he should’ve gotten into the ticket resale business. With the premiere on the horizon, Spider-Man: No Way Home tickets are going for insane prices on eBay, including tickets that have sold for a whopping $25,000.
CBR reports there are currently over 400 Spider-Man: No Way Home tickets listings on eBay, though not all of the sellers are trying to get thousands for them. There are plenty of sellers asking for only a couple of dollars profit from their resales, while on the other side of the spectrum, eBay’s sold listings show that in at least two instances, tickets have sold for $25,000. Other groups of tickets have sold for as high as $15,000. The Independent reports that one seller put up five tickets for sale for the strangely specific price of $14,200.69 while making sure to note that the price was “non-negotiable.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home tickets went on sale Monday morning, and the demand for seats crashed numerous global ticket sale services like Fandango, MovieTickets.com, AMC, and more. In the wake of the pre-sale madness, while some of those lucky enough to secure tickets celebrated only that they would be able to see the flick on opening night, others clearly had dollar signs on their minds.
In at least one shocking case, the race for Spider-Man: No Way Home tickets has escalated to violence. Videos appeared on Twitter yesterday of a number of fist fights reportedly breaking out in a shopping mall in Mexico. According to CBR, the scuffles allegedly started after some fans tried to jump ahead in line while waiting for No Way Home tickets. You can see the video below.
What’s behind all this insanity? Well, the race for Spider-Man: No Way Home tickets is doubtless driven by the question absolutely no one wants a “no” answer to: Are Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man: No Way Home? And, more importantly, do they appear as their respective versions of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, from the previous films? In spite of denials from just about everyone in a position to know either way — including Charlie Cox, who is rumored to be appearing as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil — fans refuse to believe Tom Holland won’t be joined by the earlier Spider-Men.
To be fair, in spite of the aforementioned denials, fans may have good reasons to believe Maguire and Garfield will be in the flick. Holland and the others can say no all they want, but from supposedly “leaked” photos whose legitimacy no one can either confirm or debunk, to what seems to be the presence of digitally erased characters in the last trailer for the film, evidence seems to be mounting that the cast will be bigger than we know, though we doubt that’s worth getting into fist fights just for Spider-Man: No Way Home tickets.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters Friday, December 17. By Saturday, December 18, many of us will know whether or not Maguire and Garfield are in the flick. If they’re not in the film, then the people who spent thousands for tickets are likely to be in a bad mood for a while.