Fans hoping that Spider-Man: No Way Home star Tom Holland would swing into their theater on opening night were unsuccessful.
The actor and another special surprise guest (for spoilers, we won’t name them) planned to drop by the TCL Chinese Theater and AMC at The Grove mall Friday night in Los Angeles and surprise moviegoers.
However, according to multiple sources, the roadshow was canceled just hours earlier due to concerns over COVID-19 and potential crowd-control issues.
This news comes as Hollywood becomes increasingly concerned about recent COVID spikes as more cases of the highly distributed Omicron variant are reported. Variety previously reported that after the premiere of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on Monday, a top agent at one of the major talent agencies tested positive for COVID-19 after both the premiere and the Netherlands’ more selective afterparty in front of about 75 people at Offsunset . The red carpet outside the Regency Village theater in Westwood required industry insiders and A-listen to show proof of full vaccination and a negative PCR test before watching the film.
The “Spider-Man” crew certainly have reason to celebrate, as the Netherlands’ sixth outing is the friendly neighborhood web-slinger opened its doors to rave reviews from fans and is on track to raise more than $240 million this weekend. to earn at the cash register. The Sony-Marvel film already broke records, grossing $50 million in Thursday night previews and opening day of $121.5 million, the second highest in domestic box office history.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. continues with his plans for the world premiere of “The Matrix Resurrections” and an open-air after-party on Saturday night in San Francisco. Participants must provide proof of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test r . to showresult within 72 hours of the event or a negative rapid antigen test result within 24 hours of the event.