It has already become news that Sony and Marvel are betting on a Spider-Man: No Return Home (Spider-Man 3) campaign for the Oscars. But the strategy may have run into a problem.
According to Variety, a BAFTA 2022 representative has communicated that Spider-Man: No Return Home (Spider-Man 3) is not eligible for the awards. Here’s why: Sony didn’t make the feature film available to voters on the regular deadline.
This gets in the way of the Oscar campaign because having BAFTA recognition is considered important for getting nominations. It is no accident that BAFTA is known as the “British Oscar”.
Of course, it’s possible that Sony and Marvel will ignore this issue and continue to invest heavily in the Oscar campaign. However, not getting eligibility for the Oscars top thermometer is something that could mess up plans a bit.
Spider-Man: No Return Home is still in theaters
Spider-Man 3, titled Spider-Man: No Return Home, features Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon. The cast also includes Jamie Foxx as Electro, Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.
Willem Dafoe returns as the Green Goblin to lead a group of villains from the multiverse. The villain was the main character of the first Spider-Man with Tobey Maguire. Molina’s Doctor Octopus is also from the same trilogy, while Foxx’s Electro is from Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker films.
The film is directed by Jon Watts.
“For the first time in Spider-Man cinematic history, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and can no longer separate his normal life from the great risks of being a superhero.”
“When he asks Doctor Strange for help, the stakes become even more dangerous, and they force him to discover what it really means to be Spider-Man,” reads the film’s synopsis.
Spider-Man 3, titled Spider-Man: No Return Home, is now in theaters. Peter Parker’s films are not on Disney+, but the other MCU productions are on the platform.
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