As the hype continues to build for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Variety brings word that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ upcoming third Tom Holland-led Spider-Man film has likely secured a theatrical release at the world’s second-biggest film market, with a newly released Chinese poster indicating that it will soon hit theaters in China. This would mark the first MCU Phase 4 film to get a China release approval, following the debuts of Black Widow, Shang-Chi, and Eternals which all struggled to pass the country’s censorship and screening.
Even though Spider-Man: No Way Home currently has no official date yet for its Chinese theatrical debut, this definitely solidifies its box office performance by potentially becoming this year’s biggest and highest-grossing movie.
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Spider-Man: No Way Home sees the return of Tom Holland as the beloved titular wall-crawler, who will now be joined by Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. They’re expected to team up against Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, who are currently the only ones that had seemingly confirmed their return. Like WandaVision, it has been confirmed that No Way Home will tie into the events of Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The third installment to the MCU’s Spider-Man films will also feature the return of most of the first two films’ cast including Emmy winner Zendaya (Euphoria, Dune) as MJ, Jacob Batalon (50 States of Fright) as Ned, Marisa Tomei (The King of Staten Island) as Aunt May, Tony Revolori (The French Dispatch) as Flash, and Hannibal Buress (Tag) as Coach Wilson.
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Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to hit theaters on December 17, 2021.