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Spider-Man beats Avengers with more views in 24 hours

Tom Holland stars as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in Columbia Pictures’ ‘Spider-Man’: No Way Home’. Image credit: Columbia Pictures
Tom Holland stars as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in Columbia Pictures’ ‘Spider-Man’: No Way Home’. Image credit: Columbia Pictures

The “Spider-Man: No Way Home” teaser trailer has lived up to its billing as the most anticipated one of all time by breaking the 24-hour all-time record for most global views. It generated 355.5 million trailer views, eclipsing the previous record holder, “Avengers: Endgame”, which drove 289 million views. It should be noted that it generated this record-breaking number of views despite a leaked trailer with unfinished visual effects spreading on social media on Aug. 23.

Amazingly, this new record is more than double that of views for the second trailer for “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, which hit 135 million views at the 24-hour mark. Not only that, but also the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” teaser trailer generated the largest 24-hour social media conversation volume of all-time with 4.5 million mentions globally.

Peter and Stephen

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Doctor Strange and Tom Holland stars as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in Columbia Pictures’ ‘Spider-Man’: No Way Home’. Image credit: Columbia Pictures
Be careful what you wish for. Image credit: Columbia Pictures

The Spider-Man movie, which is the third one to star Tom Holland as Peter Parker and his alter ego Spider-Man, will be the first film in the cinematic history of the superhero to show him unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life.

The whole world now knows his secret identity, which makes Peter worried about the danger his unmasking poses to the people he holds dear, including Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), MJ (Zendaya), and Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon).

Peter decides to go to the one person he thinks can help him: Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Peter’s wish? That Doctor Strange would cast a spell that would make the whole world forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man.

Things, however, don’t go according to plan. Which is an understatement.

Sinister Six?

First of all, two supervillains from the original Sam Raimi trilogy of “Spider-Man” movies, which starred Tobey Maguire, are apparently back. We hear what sounds like the laughter of the Green Goblin (played in the “Spider-Man” movie by Willem Dafoe) as a pumpkin bomb lands.

Then, we see metal tentacles. And Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina) himself, breaking the internet by saying just two words: “Hello, Peter.”

While less obvious, the trailer also seems to show two supervillains from the two “Amazing Spider-Man” films directed by Marc Webb, which starred Andrew Garfield. We saw yellow lightning that may have come from Electro, and what appears to be the Lizard behind Peter Parker in one of the scenes. Some even believe that Sandman, another supervillain that appeared in the Raimi movies, is in the scene which showed the yellow lightning.

Will we finally see the Sinister Six? And if their supervillains are in the movie, could the Maguire and Garfield versions of Spider-Man be far behind?

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” will be distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, the local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.