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In defence of Marvel

A global pandemic is no match for the Marvel multiverse, says Rosie Millard

2 October 2021

9:00 AM

2 October 2021

9:00 AM

The teaser for Spider-Man: No Way Home, out this Christmas, which had a record number of 355 million views in the first 24 hours of online availability, delivers three minutes of thrills. Tom Holland is back, in the titular role, with his girlfriend from the previous Spidey movie, his best friend Ned, references to Mysterion, jokes from Benedict Cumberbatch as master wizard Dr Strange, plus engagement with that most playful of Marvel concepts, the multiverse.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage opens in cinemas on 15 October, Eternals on 5 November, and Spider-Man: No Way Home on 17 December. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is out now.

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