‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ overloaded ticket sites. That’s good news for theaters

The demand is a good sign for cineplexes, which could use a major blockbuster to end 2021 on high note after yet another challenging pandemic year.

While 2021 produced several comparative successes — including “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” “F9: The Fast Saga” and Venom: Let There Be Carnage” — those films were blockbusters of the pandemic era, and could have been bigger if not for the health crisis.

But now “No Way Home,” which is being released by Sony , could more closely resemble a blockbuster from the pre-pandemic era.

And rumor has it some of those previous Spider-Man actors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, could join current star Tom Holland in the new movie.

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