Avengers: Endgame’s release date got moved up back in December and now Spider-Man: Far From Home also seems to be following the footsteps of MCU finale event. Avengers: Endgame was supposed to be coming out on May 3 but Marvel pulled it back to April 26, just like they did it for Avengers: Infinity War.
The reason for this was to get a worldwide release for the movie so everyone could see it roughly at the same time. With Infinity War, China got a release date for 2 weeks later than the rest of the world, but now they are actually getting a release even before US, as the film comes out on April 24. This will not only help the Box Office numbers, but it will also reduce piracy throughout the world.
But Spider-Man: Far From Home has also got a new release date, but the reason for that is very different. Now instead of Friday, July 5th, the movie will come on Tuesday, July 2nd, in the US and this has also been listed on Sony’s Website. This has been done so the film is allowed to play in the theatres throughout the July 4th holiday week. A holiday would obviously bring more people into the theatres, so it is a tactical move played by Sony.
This change of release only pertains to US, and the scheduled release date for other countries will probably stay the same unless some new updates come in the future. Spider-Man: Far From Home is probably going to be one of the best, if not the best Spider-Man stories of all time. Even if it isn’t great enough to beat Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 (the best Spider-Man film) story wise, it will still become the biggest Spider-Man movie commercially. With amazing visuals and the brand name of MCU, there’s nothing that could stop this film to add itself to the $1 Billion+ film list. If this happens then Spider-Man: Far From Home will also become the first Spider-Man movie to do so.
One of the reasons why this movie could be so great is because of the villain that is coming into play. Jake Gyllenhaal is going to make his MCU debut by giving us the debut of Quentin Beck aka Mysterio on the big screen. Beck is a visual effects maestro, and that ability of his could have been salvaged amazingly well by Marvel. So we can bet upon this film to be as spectacular as Aquaman was in its entirety.
At CCXP, Jake Gyllenhaal weighed in upon how his character gets recruited by Fury and what’s the tie-up between them. He said:
“There are these threats to the world, the Elementals, elemental creatures. And Mysterio is someone who knows about them and wants to make sure that the world is safe from them. And Nick Fury asks him to come on and help because he’s the only one who really understands them. And then he teams up with the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and unfortunately has to make him become more than a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.”
He also spoke about Mysterio with the Los Angeles Times, and he answered the question of why he took on this role in particular:
“It’s great. He’s a great character. It’s one of those things, people have asked me for a number of years, ‘You wanna do a movie like that? If you were asked to, would you?’ And my response has always been, particularly since being at Sundance, so many of the stories have always been, for many years since I’ve been coming here, character-driven, and that has always been my desire, is to find something in that space, that seems to match my skill and also my own honesty. And it just so happened that it does with that part, so I’m glad that people feel excited about it.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out on July 2.