It took a long time, but Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally arrived on a major streaming service. The gigantic box office hit was released a full seven months ago in theaters but has just now available to watch with a subscription to a streaming service, specifically Starz. Sure, it may not be Netflix or HBO Max but it is a way to watch the film that doesn’t require paying anything extra to watch it. For those who are subscribed anyway.
These days, it’s not uncommon for a big film to arrive on a streaming service mere weeks after it hits theaters. The Batman, for example, hit HBO Max 45 days after it first hit theaters. So the fact that it took Spider-Man: No Way Home seven months is impressive. It’s also interesting as Starz is certainly one of the smaller streaming services out there. But Sony, who distributes and produces the Spider-Man films along with Marvel Studios, does not have a streaming outlet of its own. So, they have a licensing deal in place with Starz. And the company is certainly happy to have such a big hit for its subscribers now.
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Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.”
No Way Home was released in December of last year. The box office had recovered a great deal compared to 2020 at that time. However, even well-liked Marvel films like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings topped out at $432 million worldwide. That’s what made Tom Holland’s third solo Spider-Man film such a surprise. It opened with a staggering $260 million and went on to gross $1.9 billion worldwide. It ranks as one of the highest-grossing movies in history, even taking the pandemic into account.
Jon Watts directed the movie with a script from Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The cast also includes Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe. Plus, most importantly, Tobey Magurie and Andrew Garfield returned as their versions of Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is streaming now on Starz.