Doc Ock’s ominous greeting caps off the new trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has broken the record for the most viewed movie trailer in 24 hours.
The highly anticipated trailer caught many people in its web, racking up 355.5 million views across all online platforms on its first day.
The previous record was 289 million views, set by Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Picking up where Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) left off, the trailer shows the aftermath of Spider-Man’s true identity being revealed.
After Peter Parker (played by Tom Holland) and his loved ones become a target for negative attention from the police, the public and the media, he turns to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help.
Unfortunately, yet unsurprisingly, all does not go to plan.
Rather than making the world forget about Spider-Man’s secret identity, Doctor Strange’s spell might end up revealing more of them.
The trailer contains strange hints at the multiverse being opened, meaning previous incarnations of Spidey, played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, could make an appearance.
It also teases past nemeses such as the Green Goblin, Sandman, and the Lizard.
Alfred Molina reprises his iconic role as Doctor Octopus (Spider-Man 2, 2004) and Jamie Foxx is confirmed to return as Electro (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2014).
Tom Holland reacted to the news of the record-breaking trailer on Instagram Stories, addressing his 46.5 million followers, "This is incredible. I honestly can't believe it. This movie is so crazy and I can't wait to share it with you."
"The love and support you guys show for the film is so exciting. Honestly, that's just the tip of the iceberg. You have no idea what is to come. I'm so excited to share more with you guys, and it feels so good to be back with Spider-Man and showing you trailers, to be having films coming out. This is so exciting."
No Way Home‘s trailer garnered more than double the views of the second trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, which was watched 135 million times in 24 hours. Far From Home is the highest-grossing movie in Sony’s history, earning $1.131 billion.
They’ll be hoping to surpass that figure with No Way Home and break more records that belong to Avengers: Endgame including:
- Highest-grossing movie sequel: $2,797,800,564
- Highest-grossing film at the global box office (opening weekend): $1,195,000,000
- Fastest time for a movie to gross $1 billion: 5 days
Spider-Man: No Way Home opens in theatres on December 17, 2021.
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