Mystery 'Spider-Man' trailer has fans in a frenzy

The trailer for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” — or some model of it — reportedly leaked online this weekend, sending tens of millions of followers looking out social media for any tidbits from the brand new film. The movie, the third installment starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker, hits theaters in December.

What the leaked trailer really confirmed is difficult to know since its already been erased from the web. And Sony, the movie’s studio, did not instantly reply to a request for remark concerning the leak, so there are nonetheless quite a lot of unknowns.

The trailer itself actually would not matter as a lot because the fervor round it. The consideration is yet one more nice instance of simply how widespread Spider-Man is on the cineplex.

The Spider-Man franchise — which is at present shared between Sony (SNE) and Disney’s Marvel Studios — is among the hottest manufacturers in field workplace historical past, notching greater than $6.3 billion on the international field workplace, based on Comscore (SCOR). That contains the final two Sony/ Disney movies — 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” — which have earned $880 million and $1.1 billion worldwide, respectively.

The character in some ways helped create the blockbuster comedian e-book period Hollywood is at present experiencing. 2002’s “Spider-Man,” which starred Tobey Maguire because the hero, shattered field workplace information on the time earlier than happening to make greater than $800 million globally. That movie spawned two sequels earlier than Sony changed Maguire with Andrew Garfield in 2012.

Sony additionally discovered success with 2018’s animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which made $375 million worldwide and gained an Academy Award.

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“No Way Home” is so extremely anticipated partially as a result of there have been rumors that Maguire and Garfield could join Holland due to Marvel’s “multiverse” storylines, which open up the collection to a mess of characters and realities. Those rumors have been shot down, however the casting of prior villains, such as Jamie Foxx’s Electro, has some followers holding out hope.

Theater house owners are additionally optimistic that “No Way Home” will probably be the kind of blockbuster that may assist them get again on their ft. The movie is ready to hit theaters on December 17, and might be the largest blockbuster of the 12 months. If that is the case, it couldn’t solely usher in a ton of cash, but in addition assist the trade springboard into 2022.

So, sure, there have been some hits and misses thus far this 12 months on the field workplace, but when the response to a briefly leaked trailer is any indication, the trade’s greatest hit has but to swing into theaters.

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