New Marvel/Sony Spider-Man Movie Pushed Up 3 Weeks


Whatever Marvel and Sony have planned for the as yet untitled Spider-Man reboot that will feature Tom Holland as the wall-crawler, we’re going to get to see it three weeks earlier than originally expected, as the movie has a brand new release date.

That news comes courtesy of Variety, which has been covering the shifting of various Disney movies, most notably Star Wars: Episode VIII, which has been delayed until December 2017. The Marvel/Sony collaboration on Spider-Man will now swing into theaters on July 7, 2017, while Sony will move the reboot of Jumanji to fill in its vacated spot on July 28, 2017.

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Initially, the July 7 date was occupied by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but Disney has moved that film up to May 26, 2017 — the date that the next Star Wars movie has left behind. Got all that?

A three-week shift really doesn’t affect very much for most movies, which are completed in plenty of time to hit their release windows. That’s even more true for presumed blockbusters like the new Spider-Man flick, which get the full marketing effort of Disney (this time, anyway) behind them.

One thing that hasn’t changed is when we’ll see Holland as Spidey for the first time. That will come on May 6 of this year, when he appears in some capacity in Captain America: Civil War, explicitly linking him to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.