For an actor, there is no higher honor than an Academy Award. It typically takes years of dedication to one’s craft to be recognized by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) at the annual Academy Awards ceremony.
Popular A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, The Great Gatsby, The Wolf of Wall Street, Catch Me If You Can), for example, was nominated for seven Oscars over the course of over a decade before he finally took home his first — and only — Academy Award trophy for Best Actor (Motion Picture Drama) for his work in The Revenant (2016).
Marvel Cinematic Universe star Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), however, thinks he may have cracked the code to adding an Oscar to his own movie memorabilia collection with the hugely successful Spider-Man: No Way Home, which finally hit theaters on December 17, 2021.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Holland quipped:
“I do know that I love this character, and I would be sad to say goodbye. But I have achieved basically everything I wanted to achieve as this character, I really think I’m going to win the Oscar for this movie. So there, it’s great.”
While it remains unknown if there will be any additional Spider-Man movies in the MCU — though comments by producer Amy Pascal have led to rumors about a second trilogy — No Way Home wrapped this trilogy up in truly epic fashion for Marvel fans.
North America’s largest theater chain, AMC, also enjoyed a fantastic No Way Home debut. Chairman and CEO Adam Aron expressed excitement regarding moviegoers’ return to theaters for the latest MCU project:
“Needless to say, we are ever so happy to see a record-setting number of people returning to the cinema to capture the magic offered at AMC movie theatres. Yesterday for its opening night [Thursday showings], we hosted some 1.1 million guests to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home at our U.S. theatres. Our congratulations go to Sony Pictures for this wonderfully successful new movie.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently playing in theaters around the globe.
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Joining Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), the official description of Spider-Man: No Way Home reads:
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
Holland and Zendaya (MJ) are joined by Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), and Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus) in the film.
Have you seen No Way Home?