Jan 13, 2022
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How No Way Home became Spider-Man's Endgame

Delving deep into the factors that made No Way Home a mega-hit.

Well, since the rumours started that the Tom Holland starrer will also feature our nostalgic Spider-Man portrayed on screen by the infamous Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, it was more than certain that this much awaited cinematic marvel will make the fans and the box office go ballistic. It’s by far the most successful Spider-Man film and is shattering records as we speak! Well now that the stage is set, let’s delve deep into the most important factors that made this project the mega-hit it is.

What led to the staggering success of the film?

Nostalgic value

The film had countless moments which surged nostalgia and hence it is indisputably the primal reason for the film’s success. While it felt only conceptual to bring the senior Spider-Man back to the big screen, Marvel Studios and Sony Entertainment did the commendable job of actualising it.

The Multiverse of infinite possibilities

The concept of the multiverse was the only rational way in which the fans could not only see the legendary Spider-Man once again, but also their crafty and nasty villains fighting them.

The insane build up

No Way Home is patently one of the most hyped films till date. An excessive amount of hype was built up by the fans who were electrified by the fact that they’d get to see Tobey and Andrew again. Not to mention,there were countless rumours and leaks which kept on trending till the movie was finally released.

Superb direction

It goes without saying that no matter how hyped up No Way Home was, without a captivating story-line and exemplary direction, the film was bound to underperform. However, Mr. Jon Watts (the director) impeccably orchestrated the fabrication of a cinematic masterpiece.

Budget and box office

The budget of the film was a whopping $200 million! Though it seemed difficult to cross the glorious $1 billion mark in the current circumstances, No Way Home managed to surpass it in no time and almost effortlessly. As of India,the film has leaped past the ₹200 crore mark in just 18 days! No Way Home is Sony Pictures’ most successful film till date with the box office collection of a mammoth $1.372 billion!

The future of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man?

Tom Holland said that No Way Home may be his last appearance as Spider-Man. Tom Holland made a statement that he wants to focus on starting a family. He said “I’ve spent the last six years being so focused on my career.” He further went on to say that he may be taking a break from acting and focus more on his life away from work.

However, there’s good news for us Spider-Man fans as Amy Pascal, the producer of Spider-Man: No Way Home has stated that they’re planning another Spider-Man trilogy starring Tom Holland. She said “We are getting ready to make the next ‘Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel. We’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go onto the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies… Yes, Marvel and Sony are going to keep going together as partners.”

Fun facts and hidden details

  • In a scene set in Doctor Strange’s undercroft, Norman Osborn repeated his iconic dialogue “I’m something of a scientist myself” which he said in the first Spider-Man movie released in the year 2002.
  • Dr. Otto Octavius also repeated his dialogue “The power of the Sun in the palm of my hand” which he first said in the movie ‘Spider-Man 2’ released in the year 2004.
  • The Spider-Man trio also recreated the ‘finger pointing meme’ not once but twice!
  • Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man repeated his dialogue “Trying to do better” from the film ‘Spider-Man 2’
  • Tobey’s Spider-Man recreated his hilarious “My back!” meme by saying that his back hurts. This scene left the entire theatre with chuckles.

What does 2022 have in store for us?

  • Following the success of No Way Home, Sony Pictures will release their new film ‘Morbius ’ on the 28th of January, 2022.
  • The DC production house will also be releasing its new film ‘The Batman ’ on the 4th of March.
  • Marvel Studios’ big upcoming project ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness ’ will be released on the 6th of May.
  • Later in the year, Marvel will be releasing ‘Thor: Love and Thunder ’ on the 8th of July.
  • On the 29th of July, DC’s much awaited film ‘Black Adam ’ is all set to be released.
  • On the 4th of November, DC’s ‘The Flash ’ will hit the big screens and will be featuring three Batmen and three different Flashes.
  • On the 11th of November, Marvel’s much anticipated ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ’ will be released.
  • The highest grossing movie ever ‘Avatar’ is also going to have a sequel which may hit the big screen on the 16th of December. The film is reportedly titled ‘Avatar: The Way of Water ’.
  • On the 16th of December, DC’s ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom ’ will also be released.

As stated earlier, it is hard to witness events like No Way Home frequently. Though, the year lying ahead of us is jammed with action packed blockbusters which will be distinct and marvellous in their own fashion.

Major takeaways

  • Production houses could learn from Marvel and come up with fresh concepts like these and success and profits are bound to follow.
  • The year 2022 is going to be blissful for all superhero fans.
  • With the hype around Andrew Garfield’s role in No Way Home, we may get to see him again as the ‘Amazing Spider-Man 'though these still are rumours but pretty concrete ones if you ask me!
  • Marvel Studios is currently at the top of the superhero game and is cementing its spot film by film.


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