Following the phenomenal cliffhanger of Avengers: Infinity War, the next film in line was something to look forward to impatiently. Avengers: Endgame became the most anticipated MCU film of its time even before it was announced. And now, it appears as if the hype surrounding Spider-Man: No Way Home is almost as intense.
The gradual increase in this excitement is not even surprising. After all, the movie will feature so many returning villains. And on top of that, we have the rumoured cameos of some returning web-heads. In addition, the potential introduction of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil elevates the spectacle of the show Marvel is about to put up.
Social media has been brimming with discussions about upcoming projects for months now. Marvel fans were on edge as they waited for the movie’s first trailer to finally release. Mainly because Sony was more secretive about the details than ever before.
And when the first teaser finally came out, the viewership records scaled so high they surpassed even the numbers held by 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
This in itself is a huge masterstroke. And it implies that the enthusiasm circling No Way Home’s release is enormous. Even Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has come around to address this massive response.
Is Spider-Man: No Way Home’s buildup bigger than Avengers: Endgame?
Recently, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige interviewed with Screen Rant. Feige acknowledged that he was excited to see fans anticipating Tom Holland’s next Spider-Man outing with such a colossal zeal.
Feige particularly said that “the anticipation for No Way Home… is as big as anything we’ve felt before.” This implies that he thinks the exposure of the project is either equal to or greater than the hype for Avengers: Endgame:
“… certainly the anticipation for No Way Home, I would say, is as big as anything we’ve ever felt before, which is good timing as the movie’s about to come out.”
Suppose a Marvel movie promotes an impending feature of villains like Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock and Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin. As well as the rumoured returns of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Then its success is nothing but spectacular and imminent.
Marvel’s plans for the Spider-Man franchise
Of all the three actors in the franchise, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has the most appeal and is widely popular. Marvel directors, namely the Russo brothers, have compared Holland to becoming the next Robert Downey Jr. in the MCU. They believe Holland’s hero checks out all the qualities of a leader in that way.
Tom Holland has suggested that No Way Home is probably his last project in the MCU as Spider-Man. However, the production specifically hints at the opposite. There are rumours about the character returning for another full-fledged trilogy. And this time around, the premises will portray his hero during Peter Parker’s college years. Although, the question that stands is this. Will these upcoming projects scale as high as the previous one.
Meanwhile, Spider-Man: No Way Home inches closer to its worldwide release in theatres is scheduled for December 17, 2021.