Months of calls for Sony and Marvel to finally release the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer finally paid off as the studio recently dropped the first look at Tom Holland's next heroic adventure.
Shockingly, the highly-anticipated trailer broke Avengers: Endgame's record for the most views in 24-hours with an astounding 355 million compared to the previous record of 289 million.
With several days passed, the Russo Brothers commented on losing their Avengers: Endgame record to No Way Home by offering their congratulations to the film's star, Tom Holland.
RUSSO BROTHERS CONGRATULATE SPIDER-MAN ACTOR
Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo recently took to Instagram to congratulate Spider-Man: No Way Home star Tom Holland on breaking the 24-hour trailer view record previously set by the blockbuster team-up.
The Marvel directing duo cleverly referenced the film's title as they exclaimed “more like bringing it home,” telling Holland he is “kicking ass and taking names:”
“More like BRINGING it home!! You’re kicking ass and taking names TH!”
WILL THE RUSSOS EVER RETURN TO MARVEL?
Joe and Anthony Russo have directed some of the biggest films in the MCU including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. Based on this, Marvel Studios will almost certainly want them back for another project at the next available opportunity.
As of now, the directors appear to have taken a step back from the franchise as Phase 4 ushers in a whole new era of Marvel movies. The Russo Brothers shared their interest in returning to the MCU whenever the right project comes along, but what that could be is another question altogether.
One would naturally assume the inevitable Avengers 5 to be the perfect project to bring back the directing duo, but it may be time to offer another filmmaker a crack at the MCU's biggest franchise.
With Marvel Studios looking to resurrect the Captain America franchise with a fourth film starring Anthony Mackie on the way, maybe a return to their MCU roots could be in the cards for the Russo Brothers.
Alternatively, the directors' ability to handle such a larger ensemble cast, as they demonstrated with the last two Avengers films, could make them a great fit to helm the MCU reboot of the X-Men which is currently in development.
COULD SPIDER-MAN BREAK MORE ENDGAME RECORDS?
Spider-Man: No Way Home's immense trailer success has undeniably proven that the solo superhero flick is surrounded by just as much anticipation as the grand-scale cinematic event that was Avengers: Endgame.
During any normal time, the Spider-Man sequel would probably have the potential to gross near $2 billion at the box office. Granted, even in pre-pandemic times, it would be unlikely to come close to Endgame's $2.8 billion total, but it could still land itself in the top ten highest-grossing films of all time.
However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is bound to hinder No Way Home's box office success drastically, probably leaving it closer to the billion-dollar mark. Depending on how the Delta variant situation develops in the months to come, Tom Holland's latest solo epic will almost certainly be the biggest film since the pandemic began.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17, 2021.