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Footage Emerges Of ‘Brawl’ For Spider-Man: No Way Home Tickets

by : Cameron Frew on : 30 Nov 2021 19:05
Diario de Morelos/Facebook

The immense demand for Spider-Man: No Way Home tickets led to a fight outside a cinema. 

The upcoming Spidey sequel is going to be the biggest movie of the year, there’s no doubt about it. While already having the upper hand with the world’s favourite superhero, a roster of past villains have kicked the nostalgia engine into high gear, not to mention the possibility of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield returning alongside Tom Holland.

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Ticket presales for No Way Home have been the highest since Avengers: Endgame, with many expecting it to be a billion-dollar blockbuster. However, it’s been a similarly frustrating battle to get tickets, with opening day bookings plagued by crashed websites unable to cope with the demand. Apparently, there’s even been a ‘brawl’ outside a cinema.

Spider-Man No Way Home. (Sony Pictures)Sony Pictures

News website Diario de Morelos shared a short clip of a fight outside a movie theatre in Mexico. It’s a short scuffle, although one person gets kicked in the face before it’s broken up.

‘They were beaten in #Cuernavaca cinema by young people who wanted to get in line in the pre-sale of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the most anticipated film of the year,’ the outlet wrote alongside the video on Facebook and Twitter. The full circumstances of the altercation remain unclear.

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The clip has amassed more than 1.3 million views across social media. ‘If they know that the movie is going to be on the bill for more than a month… ridiculous people, what’s the rush?’ one user wrote. ‘I would not do that because I am a fan of Spider-Man and Peter Parker would never do that,’ another tweeted.

‘Nothing justifies violence and less for a movie that will be around for more days, by God they look like animals with forgiveness of animals,’ a third wrote.

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Ahead of the film’s release and commenting on the ticket mania, one Kentucky exhibitor told Deadline, ‘I have not seen anything like this since Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Once the tickets went on sale, they went through the roof. I added more screens. Thank you Sony.’

Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into cinemas on December 15. 

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Cameron Frew

Entertainment Editor at UNILAD. 2001: A Space Odyssey is the best film ever made, and Warrior is better than Rocky. That's all you need to know.

Topics: Film and TV, Mexico, Spider-Man, Spider-Man: No Way Home

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