Spider-Man: No Way Home is one of MCU’s most popular and loved films yet. It was packed with classic characters and was an awesome experience for the fans. And yes, the film is a huge blockbuster and certainly succeeded in fitting viewers’ extremely high expectations.
Recently, Electro actor Jamie Foxx revealed his role in accidentally spoiling the film. An interviewer showed his post on Instagram that spoiled his comeback and started the rumor.
Jamie Foxx Reveals What Happened After He Spoiled Spider-Man: No Way Home
Jamie Foxx while talking about his new Netflix comedy Day Shift talked about his accidental leak and the chaos that ensued before the movie was released. He told:
“It was crazy. It was like a- it was like a rock concert when we did that film. And I thought Sony did a fantastic job of mystique. You know what I’m saying? Holding things, keeping things – you know, I kind of almost blew it. … As soon as I got on the set and there was all three Spider-Mans, I was like this (picks up cell phone). ’Oh, we up in here, baby, ‘bout to go live…’ And somebody just dove on me like I was a fire.”
“I was like, ‘What the hell?’ ‘Shh! No one’s supposed to know.’ ‘Okay, my bad. Okay, we ain’t supposed to know that all three of them are here!’ But I think they did a great job in doing that, bringing some mystique. And I think that that’s what was needed to get people back in the theater.”
And it worked! Spider-Man: No Way Home came out to be the film that brought the most audience score back to the theater in flocks following the COVID restrictions that affected the theater business. The movie earned more than $1 billion worldwide and tickets sold out for shows rapidly.
How Jamie Foxx’s Accidental Spoiler for Spider-Man: No Way Home Benefited the Film?
No Way Home is the best example of how spoilers can help hype audiences and can benefit a project. If this spoiler hadn’t been produced by him or by insider reports, the publicity alone may not have driven the same kind of conversation and gathering of such a huge crowd. The hype that was seen making up till the release was somehow possible because of that.
Using such strategies is a burning topic among fans, but too much of it could cause a backlash. As these things continue to move forward, the effect of leaks and created hype will only grow with the times. We can only guess the direction it chooses to go.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently streaming on Disney+.