“Spider-Man: No Way Home”Premiered on December 16 around the world and is to date the most successful film released in theaters in the pandemic.
As detailed Box Office Mojo, the website dedicated to counting movie box office revenues, the latest installment directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland has raised so far US $ 1,372,600,664, thus surpassing the saga of Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and those of the same current protagonist.
As if this were not enough, “Spider-Man: No Way Home“It is also the fastest Sony production to reach 1 billion in revenue since” Star Wars: The Force Awakens “did it in 2015.
And all this success responds to the enormous expectation that has generated since mid-2020, in the heat of the Coronavirus wave, the rumors of a spider verse of Spider-Man with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, included.
With three weeks in theaters, and with the approval of the critics and the public mostly, secrets, details and curiosities of the filming of “Spider-Man: No Way Home”Are the ones that are arriving. Recently, excerpts from behind the scenes of the tape were disseminated on social networks. Also, the scriptwriters Chris McKenna y Erik Sommers They reflected on what it was like to write this story loaded with multi-realities.
Let’s go in parts. In the images of the “behind the scenes”Mentioned above, we see details of the film shot between New York and Atlanta. The images show us, for example, the stunts of Tom Holland and his double behind the spider suit. In another scene, we see Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus) junto a Tom Holland (Spider Man) already Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) in the sanctuary of the latter.
A scene that attracts a lot of attention and is one of the most beloved of this last film is the moment when Octopus says “Hello” to Spiderman, but this time without effects and supported by the famous blue CGI background.
Regarding the statements of Chris McKenna y Erik Sommers, the scriptwriters declared in an interview to The Hollywood Reporter that by December 2020, Maguire and Garfield signed on to be part of the ambitious project, but had not yet received a script page. “The pressure was mounting as the production rushed to film the critical scenes of the third act of the actors who saw them join with the Peter Parker de Tom Holland.
The interview reveals that around Christmas 2020, the writers sent the scripts for “Spider-Man: No Way HomeTo Andrew and Tobey and were relieved to find that the actors not only liked what they read, but were also enthusiastic partners in further developing their characters.
“They had thoughts, and it was really interesting and useful to see their thoughts.”, le dijo Sommers a The Hollywood Reporter.
“Nobody knows the character so well (or thinks so much about him) as someone who has to embody and sell him. … This definitely shaped what we did. “They (Andrew and Tobey) had great ideas that really lifted everything we were looking for and added layers and a bow, and we really started to hone the idea that these two guys were really helping Tom’s Peter on his journey to becoming who. ends up becoming”. stated McKenna.
“There is a crucial moral moment that they help him overcome at the climax of the film. A lot of that was contributed by Tobey and Andrew’s ideas and shaping what they thought their characters could bring to this story.“He added.
McKenna also revealed that they began to write the script without knowing exactly which characters from the past would return. In the scene where the villains are trapped in Strange’s sanctuary, for example:
“Once it was collectively decided that we were going to take this turn, we had to compromise and do the right thing for the story. If we thought, “This is where this person should come in, this is how he would have an influence on this story and on Peter’s journey, this would be the right place. Let’s write it to have this person. If it doesn’t work, obviously we willSommers noted. “Many times when a creative restriction is imposed on things, it ends up leading to some creative solutions and decisions. We had to plan optimistically and it worked”He added.
In an interview with Befores & Afters, the production visual effects supervisor for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Kelly Port spoke about how visual effects teams made comebacks and elaborate sequences with old and beloved characters possible.
Port explained, for example, that in the scene where the Octopus first meets Peter and starts launching cars, there are actors within them.
“Dan Sudick and his special effects team built some specialized rigs. One was that when the assistant vice chancellor (Paula Newsome) was inside the car, it could tilt 90 degrees down, that is, go from flat to 90 degrees. So when you see her expression, well, she wasn’t a fan of that platform. I felt bad for her! But that was a real fear in her. It was pretty high up and it basically leaned down. “
“Then we put the atmosphere around it. Also, even though it was a live action car with her in it, we had to replace a lot of that exterior surface on the car to get all the proper reflections. One of my favorite shots is when Spidey rocks down, upside down and then turns towards the camera to see Ock, and I love all the reflections there and from all that environment. And then of course there are those big, big explosions that Sudick is great with, like when Goblin drops the bombs. Those were really big explosions that were fun to watch on set. ” Port added.
Port also spoke about the suits of the three Spiderman: “We based our digital suits on what our wardrobe department did. And I think for the most part, they based them on the original costumes. However, there could be a little variation in them. The fact that Tobey and Andrew came from a slightly later timeline, they’re older, so time has passed, and they’ve lived their lives and probably changed their outfits or increased them a bit. “
Another detail revealed by Port was that both the images in which Rhys Ifans (Dr. Curt Connors) and Thomas Hayden Church (Sandman) are seen as humans were recycled from “Spiderman 3” from 2007 and “Amazing Spiderman 2” from 2014. The reasons why the actors did not go to the filming set are unknown until now.
In late December, Amy Pascal, a longtime “Spider-Man” producer, said Holland is expected to continue playing the role of the arachnid in more films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“This is not the last movie we’re going to make with Marvel – [esta no es] the latest Spider-Man movie … We’re getting ready to do the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel, it’s just not part of … we’re thinking of this as three movies, and now we’re going to move on to the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies, “he noted.
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