Marvel Studios are releasing its third Spider-Man movie, titled Spider-Man: No Way Home. Its release has had many Marvel fans in uproar, but in order to understand where we are going with Spider-Man, it is important to understand where we’ve been with the character.
In the 90s, Marvel decided to sell most of its characters’ film rights to different companies, including Spider-Man going to Sony. Sony then made a Spider-Man trilogy in the 2000s directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man. Then, Andrew Garfield starred as Spider-Man in two movies in 2012 and 2014.
Finally, after many fans cried for it, Disney, Marvel Studios, and Sony made a deal to share the film rights of Spider-Man. Spider-Man/Peter Parker was finally in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)! A new iteration of the character was created and given to, who we all know and love: Tom Holland. He made his first appearance as the character in Captain America: Civil War.
Ever since then, Holland has had two solo movies in the MCU, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, along with the upcoming third movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home.. This movie is really interesting because the plot of the movie is that Spider-Man is trying to make everybody forget his identity, after it was revealed at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. He goes to Doctor Strange to cast a spell that would allow this to happen, but the spell messes up and somehow the villains from the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb Spider-Man films are now entering the MCU.
In the trailers, we’ve seen Dr. Otto Octavius, Green Goblin, Electro, and Sandman, and Lizard, all of whom have been in the non-MCU Spider-Man movies. With the return of these villains, it has raised a lot of speculation that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield Spider-Men will also make an appearance in the movie.
All of this has made Spider-Man: No Way Home one of, if not the most anticipated movies Marvel has ever released. The hype has caused ticket problems in theaters. Since the start of sales, many theaters have been sold out of tickets for the first couple of dates of the movie. Many resellers are taking this chance to get movie tickets and reselling them online. I’ve seen resold tickets get up to the $1,000s (please don’t buy tickets for $1000).
Luckily, I have my ticket for opening weekend, and I hope you do too. Spider-Man: No Way Home releases in theaters December 17th.