There’s been quite a bit of debacle if any Marvel Studios films would get a release in China, especially with the discussions surrounding Shang-Chi and Eternals. Both projects relied mainly on specific markets with the former even being a strong showcase of Marvel’s resolve to keep the original vision alive by denying edits of LGTBQ+ scenes for specific markets. Yet, it’s a comment by director Chloé Zhao that may be the catalyst for its exclusion. Still, it doesn’t mean they won’t ever release anything in China, as Variety reports that Spider-Man: No Way Home may get approval to release in the Middle Kingdom. It’s a big win for the film especially with how well Spider-Man projects have performed in the country.
A release in China is a big move for any project, as it adds that extra boost during the pandemic for a better box office showing. Ever since the pandemic started, the country has restricted its already limited availability by quite a bit. One of the highest-grossing films of the year is a locally produced one that was released just as theaters opened there. Given Spider-Man’s popularity, he’s very likely to leave an impact. Given all the theories, there’s a chance the film will leave quite a memorable dent in 2021’s box office.