Marvel and Sony are less than a month away from releasing Spider-Man: Homecoming in theaters, and have just announced tickets are now on sale by debuting a few new promo images. Audiences have anxiously been waiting to see more of Tom Holland's Spider-Man ever since he debuted in Captain America: Civil War, and the time has almost come for them to get the chance to do so. Not only will this be the first Spider-Man solo film in six tries that is connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it also marks the beginning of Marvel and Sony's unprecedented relationship and ability to both use Spidey.
The two studios have worked extremely hard to bring the most accurate portrayal of Peter Parker to the big screen and have made a point of keeping him in high school. His scientific knowledge has already been on display, but Peter's other passion of photography has not been highlighted. That has changed with these latest images, which were released to coincide with tickets now being on sale.
Fans eager to purchase tickets ahead of time for Spider-Man: Homecoming's opening weekend - or even the early Thursday night previews - can now do just that by heading over to Sony's website (link in the tweet below). With it expected to be one of the biggest films of the summer, the earlier fans can secure their tickets to Homecoming, the better it should be. Plus, some of Peter's latest work can be seen below.
— Spider-Man (@SpiderManMovie) June 12, 2017
Tickets being available now may not seem like that big of a deal for some, but it is oftentimes a great way to make the moviegoing experience less stressful and guaranteeing your place in the showing of your choosing. Not only that, but it can also be a great signifier for studios to gauge interest and determine just how big their film will be. Spidey's previous appearance in Civil War broke the record for most pre-sale tickets for a superhero film and went on to gross over $1 billion globally. This came right on the heels of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice breaking the record earlier that year, before it went on to make well over $800 million worldwide.
Other recent blockbusters have solidified their stature as an upcoming box office juggernaut, by way of their pre-release ticket sales. Beauty and the Beast's pre-sales pushed it to being the highest selling family film of all-time, while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story claimed the title of highest pre-sales of 2016 - and both of these films went on to gross over $1 billion worldwide.
If it is reported in a few weeks that Homecoming holds some sort of new record for either the month of July or superhero movies in general, Sony and Marvel should expect their collaboration to soar at the box office. It is already tracking for an opening bigger than $135 million, but this could climb higher based on pre-sale numbers and the eventual critic reaction - if it is good. With the new images further showing an understanding of Peter and what a teenage photographer with superpowers would do in today's world, hopefully that will be the case.
Source: Sony Pictures
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019