Spidey and MCU fans will not have to wait long after Avengers: Endgame for their next dose of Marvel action as Spider-Man: Far From Home has been moved from July 5th to July 2nd.
The sequel to the 2017 superhero film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is reportedly set to be the first installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 as well as, the first movie to likely deal with the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame.
This revised release date now pushes Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man sequel ahead of this year’s Fourth of July celebrations with no real competition for the first couple of weeks making it a clear victor for the Number 1 spot at the Box Office.
The Fourth of July celebrations should boost Far From Home’s box office numbers making it surpass Spider-Man: Homecoming’s $117 million opening weekend take and more than surpass 2018’s Venom and it’s $80million opening weekend take.
When it comes to Marvel sequels being released in July, particularly smaller projects that follow the juggernaut Avengers movies, they have always fared well at the box office and particularly 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp following Avengers: Infinity War definitely benefited commercially as fans look for answers to such probing questions these blockbuster movies leave us with.
The switch in tone from dark, grand and epic to light, small and fun was also something noted as a good move by Disney marketing going from Infinity War to Ant-Man and the Wasp as it gives fans and audiences a rest bite from the drama and allows them to soak in and digest recent events while not focusing too heavily on the lighter plot that follows.
However, with Spider-Man: Far From Home already publicized with trailers and promotional material and Peter Parker currently is dead in the MCU, fans are questioning just how real the events of this upcoming movie will be and their validity with the Marvel Cinematic Universe or if it is all just an illusion created by the movie’s villain Mysterio portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal.
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Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Micheal Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, Numan Acar, J. B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii and Hemky Madera. Check out the synopsis below:
“Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”
Spider-Man: Far From Home will swing into theaters on July 2nd, 2019.