As December 2021 draws closer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans and critics alike are eagerly anticipating the long-awaited theatrical debut of Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures' Spider-Man: No Way Home. Early box office estimates already have Tom Holland's threequel in the running for the biggest film of the year, and stories from the movie's production and outside media alike are only escalating that hype.
This latest Spidey film is confirmed to feature at least something of a Fearsome Five, comprised of villains from every live-action Spider-Man movie of the 21st century. All of these powerful villains come along with rumors that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will reprise their roles as Peter Parker, sending fans into a frenzy on a scale hitherto undreamt of.
While there is still some time remaining in North and South America until tickets for No Way Home officially become available for pre-order, theaters in other parts of the world have opened their sales for the Multiversal movie. Although it may have been expected, this is causing a round of mayhem in the cyber-mission to obtain tickets for Spider-Man's third MCU solo outing.
No Way Home Crashing the Internet
Upon ticket sales beginning for Spider-Man: No Way Home, multiple theater websites across the globe are crashing due to high demand for tickets.
The website for Hoyts Cinemas in Australia is working to resolve the issues caused by extremely high traffic volume, and the chain apologized for the difficulty in acquiring tickets:
"Well, it certainly is Spider-Monday! We have had incredibly high volumes of website and mobile app users to book tickets to Spider-Man: No Way Home. We have resolved this internally and apologise for the inconvenience. We can't wait to see you on December 16!"
The Village Cinemas website is also confirmed to be experiencing these same problems from so many people looking for No Way Home tickets.
Moviegoers in the United States are experiencing similar issues in the ticket purchasing venture with major theater sites such as Regal and Cinemark Theatres.
Spider-Man 3 Already Making Its Mark
Even though Marvel Studios has had a rough time at the worldwide box office in the pandemic era, Spider-Man: No Way Home truly feels like something different on all fronts. For a studio that boasts three of the top four opening weekend box offices of 2021, and their No Way Home co-collaborator Sony Pictures boasting the fourth with Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the Spidey solo adventure is simply on another level.
Some predictions have speculated that No Way Home could earn as much as $185 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office, with worldwide estimates sending it to over half a billion dollars in its first four days alone. This would give the movie not only the biggest box office return of 2021 but one of the biggest success stories for any movie over the past couple of years.
Following a rollercoaster ride of a promotional tour, fans have held nothing back in voicing their opinions and excitement about just how big No Way Home could be. As tickets fly off the cyber-shelves in the coming weeks all across the world, the threequel's likelihood of being a smash sensation is becoming Thanos-levels of inevitable.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will swing into theaters on December 17, 2021. Tickets will officially go on sale worldwide on November 29.