With the novel coronavirus shutting down tentpole movies and postponing production on comic-book TV shows, nerds must resort to streaming services for repeat fixes of what they’ve already seen while movie theaters shutter. That doesn’t quite match up to seeing what’s to come in the MCU’s Phase 4 since Black Widow‘s release has been postponed (likely until November’s The Eternals slot), but is there a way to get a fresh Marvel fix in the meantime? One Spider-Man fan in Toronto, Ontario is getting things done, sort-of. He’s spinning rooftop webs to pass those long stretches of self-isolation time.
Toronto morning show host Brandon Gonez tweeted the evidence of this Spider-Man spotting outside a Best Istanbul eatery in the Kensington Market neighborhood. Spidey is social distancing pretty well, although we can’t say the same for those who are passing beneath his web.
In unrelated #Covid19 news… check out what I just witnessed…
Spider-Man: “Have a good March break!”
Kid: “What are you making?”
Spider-Man: “Just a spider web buddy!”
— Brandon Gonez (@brandongonez) March 18, 2020
Regardless of what else is happening during this video (and no one appears to be surprised at all to see a costumed guy weaving ropes for fun), this little boost has made a few people’s days, at least.
OMG! This made my day. I’m a flight attendant who just had the worst day of my career and this made me laugh out loud! Thank you!
— Blair Boudreau (@teddyblair) March 19, 2020
Peter Parkour is always on duty 😂
— Michelle Jobin (@michellejobin) March 18, 2020
Just your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman…
— Jeanette M (@JJMcCurdy8) March 18, 2020
Keep pumping out the feel good stuff buddy!
— Shawn Gibson🍵 (@nobleloonlodge) March 18, 2020
Ontario has only just witnessed its second death from coronavirus in a case that’s suspected to have been local transmission. At least 250 active cases have been reported, and that number’s expected to grow, of course. Spider-Man doing his thing, and doing it safely, will hopefully help people push through these next weeks and months before humanity can control the rapidly spreading disease.