Our beloved web-slinger will crawl back to the silver screen sooner than expected.

In a report by THR, Sony Pictures has shifted the release date of the new “Spider-Man” movie from 28th July 2017 to 7th July 2017.

Source: iDigitalTimes.
Source: iDigitalTimes.

The new live-action “Spider-Man” movie doesn’t have an official title yet, but it will star Tom Holland in the title role, which was previously portrayed by Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.


The British teen is expected to make his debut appearance as the young Peter Parker/Spider-Man on Marvel‘s “Captain America: Civil War“, which will be released on 6th May this year. The new web-slinger movie will be directed by Jon Watts based on a screenplay by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.

The “Spider-Man” franchise was previously under Sony’s control, but the studio and Marvel announced in February 2015 that they’ve reached a deal to share Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Former Sony Pictures chairperson Amy Pascal and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige are co-producing the new “Spider-Man” film.

Source: CNN.
Source: CNN.

In the same report, THR also revealed that Sony has shifted the release date of the “Jumanji” remake.

Based on Chris Van Allsburg’s Caldecott Medal-winning adventure book of the same name, the movie was originally slated for release this Christmas (25th December 2016). However, similar to “Star Wars: Episode VIII“, it has been pushed back by 7 months. It now lands on 28th July 2017, the date that was just vacated by the “Spider-Man” film.

Jake Kasdan is directing the remake while “Con Air” scribe Scott Rosenberg is attached to write the script with his Midnight Radio producing partner Jeff Pinkner based on a draft by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.

Source: Sony Pictures
Source: Sony Pictures

Sony isn’t the only studio that has shifted its movies’ release dates as Disney and Lucasfilm also pushed back the release of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” from 26th May 2017 to 15th December 2017.

The shift allowed Disney to place “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, which was previously set to be released on 7th July 2017, on the date vacated by the “Star Wars” film.

Source: THR via Comic Book Resources.

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