Since its release on December 17, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has made waves and broken records.
Dubbed as one of the best Marvel movies of all time, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has a fresh rating of 94% and an audience rating of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Many critics have given the superhero film a thumbs up for its exquisite mix of humor and action, and this has reflected in jaw-dropping box office earnings.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Smashed Pandemic Records
As The Blast previously reported, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” exceeded all expectations earning a whopping $253 million the weekend of its opening.
On Friday, when it premiered, the movie bagged $121.5 million, earning the title of the second-biggest opening day of all time behind “Avengers: Endgame.”
Among the numerous post-pandemic films released, the Marvel superhero movie ranks as the highest opening record. Internationally, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” earned $334.2 million from 60 countries, amounting to $587.2 million in worldwide revenue.
All of these records speak to the fact that “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is a terrific movie, but is it Oscar-worthy?
Tom Holland Believes Spider-Man Is Oscar-Worthy
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Holland, the titular character of “Spider-Man,” spoke about the possibility of the movie making it to next year’s Oscar nominations, despite the usual exclusion of superhero movies. Holland said:
I’ve made Marvel movies and I’ve also made movies that have been in the conversation in the world of the Oscars, and the only difference, really, is one is much more expensive than the other. But the way I break down the character, the way the director etches out the arc of the story and characters — it’s all the same, just done on a different scale. So I do think they’re real art.
Holland referenced his Marvel colleagues Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Downey Jr., who all made superhero movies and Oscar-worthy films. “They will tell you that they’re the same, just on a different scale. And there’s less Spandex in ‘Oscar movies,'” Holland mentioned.
“The Impossible” Actor Would Love To Host The Oscars
Still on the topic of the Oscars, Holland touched on the subject of being a host of the prestigious award ceremony. When asked by the interviewer, the 25-year-old noted he was too busy at the moment with the “Uncharted” promotion tour and other film projects lined up.
“So maybe one day in the future. But no, not right now. Honestly, I just don’t have the time,” Holland said. However, minutes later, the British actor took back his words and expressed enthusiasm about hosting the Oscars.
Of course I would host the f–king Oscars!’ I just went to the bathroom and I was looking at myself in the mirror and I was like, ‘What kind of f–king idiot wouldn’t host the Oscars?
When asked if he’d love to go solo or have a co-host, Holland insinuated that he would love to partner with his co-star and girlfriend, Zendaya. He quipped, “By myself would be great, and with someone I love would be even better. I think a shared experience is always better than a solo experience.”
As for whether he could convince Zendaya to be his co-host, Holland promised to try but made no assurance.