The untitled “Spider-Man: Far From Home” sequel has been pushed back about a month and will now be released on Dec. 17, 2021, Sony announced on Thursday.
The movie had originally been scheduled for release on Nov. 5, 2021.
Back in April, Sony moved both the “Far From Home” sequel and the next animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” sequel. The Marvel/Sony live-action film moved from July 2021 to the Nov. date, and the “Spider-Verse” sequel moved to Oct. 7, 2022 from its April 2022 release.
Of course Spidey is in good company. Pretty much the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes Sony’s current incarnation of Spider-Man, has been dramatically pushed back as a result of this stupid pandemic you’ve probably heard about. The “Black Widow” solo film for instance was moved from it’s tony May release date to Nov. 3 of this year — a date we’ll wager will also end up changing before too long for obvious reasons — while the rest of the slate was delayed into 2021 and 2022 and beyond. (Though “New Mutants” is still scheduled for an August release.)
But also on Thursday, Paramount announced that two of its biggest upcoming tentpoles — “A Quiet Place II” and the Skydance-produced “Top Gun: Maverick” — have been shifted to 2021, while Disney postponed or rescheduled practically its entire upcoming non-Marvel slate.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” was released on July 2, 2019, and starred Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jake Gyllenhaal. It grossed $390 million domestic and took home over $1.1 billion worldwide.