Benedict Cumberbatch Didn’t Believe In Kevin Feige’s ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Prediction
One of the biggest films of all time had many lofty expectations from the people behind it, and it turns out that Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t believe in Kevin Feige’s Spider-Man: No Way Home prediction.
There perhaps has never been a film confronted with similarly alarming circumstances, and yet performed at such an incredible level, than the latest installment of Marvel and Sony’s MCU Spider-Man franchise.
The third film in the Jon Watts-led Spider-Man saga, Spider-Man: No Way Home was a celebration of the characters 20 years on the big screen, bringing together some of the iconic Peter Parkers of the past, and some of his most menacing villains.
In a multiversal adventure that has set the bar for Marve, Spider-Man: No Way Home is a thrill ride that tells what is quite possibly the most brutal and tragic Peter Parker story ever told; and explores the very nature of the heroism that exists in the comic industries greatest creation.
With the raging COVID-19 pandemic, there were any who stood cautiously optimistic as to the potential box office success of a film with an assumed dwindled consumer base, as audiences had repeatedly shown resilience towards braving the pandemic for the theatrical experience.
What unfollowed was a record-breaking theatrical run for Spider-Man: No Way Home that affirmed cinemas were alive and well, and that audiences were still willing to be there for their favorite hero.
It has recently been revealed, however, that one person intimately 9involved in the production also held some reservations as to how the film would perform in theatres, as Benedict Cumberbatch has recently revealed that he didn’t believe in Kevin Feige’s Spider-Man: No Way Home prediction.
In an interview with Empire, Cumberbatch stated, “I think when Kevin Feige first said, ‘We’ll know about the future of cinema, or the cinemagoing experience, after this film,’ I was like, ‘Okay, everyone’s drinking too much of the Kool-Aid around here.”
The actor who played Doctor Strange in the film concluded by rating that, “my ignorance was showed up,” which is how almost everyone felt after the films phenomenal and unexpected theatrical success established the MCU as a force to be reckoned with, and one of the biggest films of all time.