With movie theaters across the globe fighting to regain their footing and their audiences, the prospects of Spidey swooping in to save the day this December look promising. The trailer for the new Spider-Man blockbuster dropped this week and sent the Twitterverse, the Marvel Universe, and most other universes into hysteria, shattering viewership records all along the way.
Variety reports the teaser trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is scheduled to hit theaters December 17th, has set a new all-time record for the most global views in the first 24 hours, with 355.5 million views. That staggering number far surpasses the previous record held by the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, which picked up 289 million views when it debuted in December 2018.
And if you’re one of the handful of movie lovers that has not yet watched the action-packed trailer, or if you simply would love to watch it for the 14th time, here you go:
According to Sony Pictures, the No Way Home trailer also turned heads in historic fashion on social media, earning the most-ever mentions of any movie preview over the first 24 hours, with 4.5 million mentions worldwide. In the United States alone, No Way Home drew 2.91 million mentions over 24 hours, nearly doubling the 1.94 million mentions over the same period for Endgame’s trailer.
In the film, Parker seeks out the help of Stephen Strange (aka Doctor Strange) to help make his identity as Spider-Man a secret again, leading to a dangerous alternative. The film was directed by Jon Watts, written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, alongside Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, J. B. Smoove, Benedict Wong, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina and Jamie Foxx.
Trailer hysteria aside, expectations for the new Spider-Man will be incredibly high when it debuts in U.S. theaters December 17th. The previous film in the series, 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, is Sony’s highest grossing movie of all time, earning over $1.1 billion worldwide.
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