Marvel fans looking to get hold of tickets to see Spider-Man: No Way Home have run into something of a snag after cinema websites on both sides of the Atlantic crashed and left fans unable to purchase tickets for showings. You can see the trailer for the new blockbuster below:
With a matter of hours, tickets started appearing on sites such as eBay for eye-wateringly large sums of money, with one even listed for $10,000 (£7,500).
Of course, you’d have to have rocks in your head to spend that much on a ticket to a movie that would otherwise cost you less than a tenner, most likely.
However, that hasn’t stopped a number of opportunists trying to turn a quick buck out of the failure of the ticketing websites.
Fans have also been tweeting out their disappointment and frustration about being unable to secure tickets for the hotly-anticipated Tom Holland Spider-Man flick.
One New Jersey based ticket seller said they were offering six tickets for $25,000 - which works out as around $4,000 (£3,000) per ticket. They wrote: “If you know, you know.”
Well, are they gold-plated tickets? Do they come with access to the premiere, a candlelit meal with Tom Holland, and set of Spider-Man-style superpowers? Because maybe it would be a fairer price for all that.
Incredibly, this bundle of tickets is marked as having already been sold on eBay.
A second listed what appeared to be a single ticket for the staggering sum of $10,000 (£7,500).
Another advertised five tickets for the princely sum of $14,000.69, writing: “Price non-negotiable.”
To throw all of this into context, tickets to the cinema in the USA are between $10 and $20.
One person complained: “Imagine being the person who thinks a ticket for a movie which will easily become available in like a day or two is worth that much.
“This is an abuse and feels illegal.”
Well, hopefully few people will buy them, and everyone will just be able to get tickets in the normal fashion eventually.
Another fan simply said that they would ‘just watch it on Disney+ in a few months’, although that could be tough because it’s a joint venture between Marvel and Sony, so there’s no guarantee that it’ll arrive on there.
Either way, fans are dead keen to see the film because it will incorporate a number of non-MCU characters into the latest Spider-Man franchise for the first time.
Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, and Alfred Molina are down to appear as Electro, Green Goblin, and Doctor Octopus, but fans are also convinced that former Spider-Men Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire could also become involved as the Spider-Man multiverse is revealed.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is released on 15 December in the UK and 17 December in the US.
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