Spider-Man: Far From Home is arriving three days earlier than previously scheduled.
The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, Far From Home will also act as the first movie in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Avengers: Endgame set to officially mark the end of Phase 3.
In the meantime, Sony has been doing its part to promote the film ahead of its release this summer. The Far From Home trailers have included a special appearance by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, but otherwise focused on Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he tries to enjoy a relaxing summer trip to Europe with his friends… only for Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) and several elemental monsters to show up out of the blue, wreaking havoc. As it turns out, Peter will be going on “vacation” a little earlier than originally expected.
Sony has announced that Far From Home will now hit theaters on Tuesday, July 2, rather than Friday July 5. That gives the MCU adventure a head start on this year’s Fourth of July holiday frame, where it’s expected to (easily) beat the competition and take the number one spot at the global box office.
While the new release date will play perfectly with the holiday tag and season, it is strange seeing a Marvel movie getting released on a day of the week that is not a Friday. However, Spider-Man: Far From Home is still set to be a box-office hit and is being tipped to outdo the prequel’s opening weekend gross of $117 million.