Die-hard fans of “Spider-Man” who cannot wait for the next reboot of the comic book character’s third adaptation can celebrate to the latest news: the Marvel film starring Tom Holland as the new Peter Parker is coming to theaters earlier than expected.
Comic Book Resources reports that from the Marvel moving the “Spider-Man” reboot to a release date of July 7, 2017 — about 2 weeks earlier from the originally announced July 28 release date.
The website relays the report by The Hollywood Reporter which says that the move is an effect of the shuffle in the schedules of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film called “Dead Men Tell No Tales”. Since “Spider-Man” has moved to an earlier date, Sony’s “Jumanji 2” will take the July 28 slot. The movie, based on the well-loved adventure book by Chris Van Allsburg, was originally scheduled to debut on December 25, 2016.
Meanwhile, Screen Rant notes that although the change in the “Spider-Man” schedule will not affect other Marvel films, the studio has already been criticised before for delaying the adaptations of “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel” just to squeeze in another “Spider-Man” reboot.
/FILM also suggests that scheduling “Spider-Man” near the Fourth of July weekend will be beneficial for the film since the previous “Spider-Man” films that debuted on the same weekend have enjoyed a successful box-office opening.
The website notes that “Spider-Man 2” in 2004 and “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012 opened well around the celebrated holiday.
Also, despite many reports suggesting that a third reboot of the web-slinging hero is already tiresome for viewers, /FILM is positive that the Tom Holland-starrer will still generate excitement because the new Spidey get to share screen time with the likes of Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans).
Marvel’s “Spider-Man” reboot will be directed by John Watts.