Zendaya and Tom Holland naturally stole the show as they attended the world premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home in Los Angeles on Monday evening.
The on-and-offscreen couple, both 25, were seen affectionately posing alongside one another at the Regency Village theatre, where they beamed bright ahead of the screening of their latest Marvel film.
The Euphoria star showed off her modelesque 5′ 10″ physique in a plunging dress with bedazzled webs, while at Holland looked dapper in a chocolate suit, with the 5′ 8″ actor adding to his frame in heeled boots.
It-couple: Zendaya and Tom Holland, both 25, stole the show as they attended the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was held at the Regency Village theatre in Los Angeles on Monday evening
Adorable: The on-and-offscreen couple who reprised their roles as MJ and Spider-Man were seen posing for photos together
Zendaya — who never misses in the style department — rocked a plunging custom Maison Valentino dress which featured an exaggerated slit up the left leg.
The nude dress was nearly backless with the exception of thin black crisscross straps and was adorned with ornate black beads fashioned to resemble a spider’s web.
Boost: Tom did his best to match his girlfriend’s height in sleek Christian Louboutin boots with a thick block heel
The Emmy-winning actress paired the dress with Christian Louboutin pumps which also sparkled, and wore her hair in scalp braids which extended past her waist.
On her head she rocked a beaded and lace eye mask which was fashioned to resemble a black spider for more over the top glamour.
She flashed stunning diamond drop earrings and a hefty sparkler and band on her fingers from Bulgari, and wore dramatic winged eye makeup in her lid crease.
The full look was put together by her go-to stylist Law Roach who helped curate another iconic fashion moment for Zendaya, and also styled Holland for the premiere.
Also rising to the occasion for his big evening, The Captain America: Civil War actor looked snazzy in a rich chocolate suit fashioned by Prada, and sleek Christian Louboutin boots with a thick block heel.
Stunning: The Euphoria star showed off one of her most head-turning and aptly themed red carpet looks, which included a spider-like eye mask and a plunging dress with bedazzled webs
Iconic: Her latest iconic fashion moment included a custom Maison Valentino dress and Christian Louboutin shoes which was put together by her go-to stylist Law Roach
Beyond: The Emmy-winning actress proved to ace the theme as she showed off an eye mask which resembled a spider to pair with the slinky garment and diamonds from Bulgari
Captivating: Her arrival — which was marked by throngs of cheers — stopped Holland dead in his tracks as he interrupted an interview with an ET reporter to say ‘I think Zendaya just showed up’, at which point he watched her grace the red carpet in awe
Killing it: Also rising to the occasion for his big evening, Holland looked snazzy in a rich chocolate suit fashioned by Prada
He radiated happiness with Zendaya by his side as they posed for a few photos together before some larger cast snaps.
The pair however had arrived separately, with Holland stopping dead in his tracks as he heard screams that indicated his leading lady had arrived at premiere.
‘I think Zendaya just showed up,’ Holland said as he stopped mid-chat with ET. ‘That sounds like Zendaya just showed up,’ he reiterated before watching her make her grand entrance.
Height difference: Tom and Zendaya had previously spoken about how ‘ridiculous’ it was that people scrutinized their height difference as she stands at 5-foot-10 inches, while he stands at 5-foot-8-inches
ROUND UP OF SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME REVIEWS
Deadline – Pete Hammond
This movie does what the best movies always do: They thrill you and move you and make you want to cheer in a crowded theatre. In light of the pandemic this movie is a holiday gift not only to moviegoers, but also to exhibitors, because if EVER there was a film poised to save the movie business — just like Spidey always saves the day — it is this splendidly-crafted endgame.
Jon Watts, the wunderkind director discovered via the superb indie Cop Car , once again weaves his own magic on the series and creates, with the help of screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Summers, not just the best pic yet in the Spider-Man series, but truly one of the year’s best movies.
Holland, Zendaya, and Batalon are a priceless trio, and the various villains and ‘others’ who pop in and out make this pure movie fun of the highest order. Fans will be in heaven
Producers are Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige. Sony releases it on Friday. This film will make a billion, and it deserves to. Franchise movies, Marvel Movies, Comic Book Movies – you name it – just don’t get much better than this.
Variety – Peter Debruge
Peter Debruge, who was reviewing for Variety, also praised Watts’ film and said he brought a ‘welcome continuity to this latest trilogy’, following previous outings from both Andrew Garfield and Toby McGuire.
Debruge said: ‘[Spider-Man: No Way Home] wrangles the unwieldy premise into a consistently entertaining superhero entry, tying up two decades’ of loose ends in the process.’
The critic said that the film carefully walks its audience through the ‘logical loop-de-loops its plot requires’, but otherwise ‘sticks to a relatively straightforward idea of the multiverse’.
The Hollywood Reporter – John Defore
In contrast to other reviews, John Defore, called the latest Spidey outing the ‘least fun’ of the triology – however he arged that it may be an intentional shift for the superhero.
He wrote: ‘[Spider-Man: No Way Home From] does use its multiversal mayhem to address the only real problem with the Holland-era webslinger: the Iron Man-ification of the character, in which his already amazing powers keep getting overshadowed by the gadgets given to him by billionaire jerk-hero Tony Stark.
‘This is the least fun of the Watts/Holland pictures by a wide margin (intentionally so, to some extent), but it’s a hell of a lot better than the last Spidey threequel, Sam Raimi’s overstuffed and ill-conceived.’
One of Defore’s major issues with the film was that it lifts too much from antimation hit Spider-Man: Into The Multiverse, saying: ‘That rollicking, eye-popping adventure was so fresh, funny and exciting that No Way Home can really only look stodgy in comparison, relying on the novelty of faces we haven’t seen in a while and building up to the kind of operatic emotional moments the previous Watts films tended to avoid.’
He concluded the review by admitting that the final scene brings ‘lightness’ and ‘hope’ to future Marvel films as he revealed his hopes for Holland to be a ‘friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man for a while’.
The Guardian – Benjamin Lee,
The Guardian review, written by critic Benjamin Lee, also noted Holland’s Spider-Man’s move away from the ‘breezy teen movie vibe’, seen in his earlier two films and instead delivered a ‘slickly choreographed adventure that will appease a broad fanbase this Christmas’.
Awarding the film three stars, he wrote: ‘Director Jon Watts does a pretty solid job here, tasked with a considerable upping of the ante while bringing back numerous baddies from the previous Spider-Man universes, delivering a propulsive, slickly choreographed adventure that will appease a broad fanbase this Christmas’.
Den Of Geek – Don Kaye
Critic Don Kaye, wrote: ‘Make no mistake, there is lots of fan service in. But we’re happy to report that the film–unlike so many other villain-heavy superhero movies–somehow makes it work
At the heart of it all is Holland’s stellar performance, and we sincerely hope that he isn’t going to hang up his web-shooters after this.
It features Holland’s best work as Peter and Spidey to date, with the film driving him toward emotional extremes he has never previously touched. His chemistry with Zendaya and Batalon is also real (Zendaya exudes a lot of warmth here while she and Batalon also provide gentle comic relief).
Tom and Zendaya — who star as Peter Parker and MJ — had previously spoken about their height difference being overly scrutinized as she stands at 5-foot-10 inches, while he stands at 5-foot-8-inches.
The sweet pair seemed to confirm they were a romantic item as they were captured kissing in July, though both have not spoken about the status of their relationship publicly.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is the third film in the franchise starring Zendaya and Holland. The movie comes after 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Perfect pair: The castmates turned lovers solidified their rumored relationship over the summer as they shared a kiss while driving in the Silverlake neighborhood of LA
Brotherly love: Tom was pictured with his two brothers by his side as they supported him
Core group: Film stars (left to right) Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, and Holland pose for a group shot at the premiere
Support team: No Way Home stars Marisa Tomei (left) who plays Parker’s aunt May and Jacob Batalon (right) who plays Parker’s best friend Ned Leeds were seen posing for some photos
In high spirits: The duo looked animated as they posed for a photo on the red carpet
Dr. Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch who stars in the film as Dr. Stephen Strange was seen with his wife Sophie Hunter at the premiere
Helping hand: In No Way Home, Spider-Man seeks out Dr. Strange Cumberbatch) to help restore his secret identity which breaks open the multiverse
The 2021 film sees Peter Parker grappling with life and his reputation after his identity as a superhero was exposed by Mysterio (played by former Spider-Man star Jake Gyllenhaal) in the last movie.
With his life further on the line, he seeks out Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to help restore his secret identity, but this breaks open the multiverse as five supervillains from alternate realities — who fought other versions of Spider-Man — arrive.
The movie also stars Marisa Tomei as Parker’s aunt May, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Benedict Wong as Wong – a master of the mystic arts and Strange’s mentor, Jacob Batalon as Parker’s best friend Ned, Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin, Jon Favreau as Parker’s bodyguard/head of Stark Industries security and J.B. Smoove.
It’s electric! Jamie Foxx who plays Electro in the franchise was there with his daughter Corinne Foxx who stunned on the carpet
Stylish duo: Foxx (left) lit up the carpet in a glitzy pant suit while Jared Leto (right) wore one of his usual eye catching looks that included red trousers and a plunging blouse with velour blazer
Spider-Man universe: Leto is known for his starring role as Morbius, with Holland previously saying he’d want a face off between the pair
Cute couple: Kumail Nanjiani was present with his wife Emily Gordon
Heating things up: Stars including Madison Beer and model Alexis Ren also turned up to the premiere rocking sexy midriff peep dresses
Father son outing: Terry Crews and his son Isaiah were present
Trying their hand: The father-son duo were seen trying their hand at some Spidey moves
Night out: Tia Mowry (left) rocked a negligee-like dress while Storm Reid (right) opted for a dashing cream jumpsuit
Statuesque: Nicholas Braun i.e. Cousin Greg on Succession looked handsome at the world premiere
Good vs. evil: Jon Favreau (left) plays Parker’s bodyguard/head of Stark Industries security, while Willem Dafoe (right) is reprising his role as Green Goblin
Radiant: Paula Newsome who plays an M.I.T administrator in the film went for a classic black dress
Wong: Benedict Wong who plays Master of the Mystic Arts and Strange’s mentor and friend was present
No Way Home was supposed to be released after next year’s Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, but when production on that film was delayed by COVID-19, they decided to shoot the Spider-Man threequel first.
To make matters more complicated a number of key actors had yet to sign on to the third film as the first day of shooting drew near, and the script for the movie was being re-written frequently during production.
‘Some people were trying to figure out whether they wanted to do it, and we needed all of them or none,’ Holland said in a GQ profile.
Gearing up: Xochitl Gomez who will appear in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness was pictured
Supportive: Kid Cudi (left) who recently played a role in Don’t Look Up, and comedian Hannibal Buress (right) were in attendance at the screening
Family affair: Allison Holker and Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss brought their kids
Edgy: YouTube star Jeffree Star (left) wore a sparkly pantsuit while Ariana Grande’s brother Frankie Grande (right) wore an edgy spray painted coat with chains
Over the top: Amy Pascal, the producer of No Way Home wore a striking fur wrap
Sweet smooch: ‘There are very few actors working now who are versatile in the way that he is’ Pascal told GQ of Holland
Smiling big: J.K. Simmons (left) wore a snazzy hat and grey suit while Impractical Jokers star Joe Gatto (right) kept it cool in sneakers and a graphic shirt
Mentor: JB Smoove plays Parker’s teacher in the movie and was pictured with his wife Shahidah Omar
‘You could ask the director, “What happens in act three?” And his response would be, “I’m still trying to figure it out”,’ he continued to divulge at the time.
But the cast and crew managed to make it work, with Holland even teasing a ‘style of fighting in this film that you’ve never seen in the Spider-Man movies before.’
The film hits theaters December 17.
Giddy: Dwight Howard and his son both look thrilled to see the latest installment of the franchise
Shades of blue: Michael Gandolfini (left) opted for a navy suit while actress Laurel Marsden (right) went for a silk dress with lacy gloves
Cape-like: Shameik Moore wore a sweeping cape-like coat
Personal taste: Terry Seymour (left) donned leather pants and a sparkly one shoulder top while Marsai Martin (right) showed off a corset dress and heels that said ‘punk’
Hot couple: Singer Bryson Tiller and his girlfriend Kendra Bailey matched in all black
Night out with the family: Patton Oswalt was pictured with his wife and daughter
Red hot: Both Sasha Banks (left) and Miles Brown (right) went for a striking red color in honor of the superhero’s uniform, with Banks even showcasing blue hair
Coordinating: Actor Josh Gad also went the hat route and coordinated the color with a dress shirt