Spider-Man: Far From Home Returning to Theaters With Extra Action Scene
Spider-Man is swinging back into theaters. Spider-Man: Far From Home, which became Sony’s top-grossing film of all time after topping Sam Mendes’ and Daniel Craig’s excellent Bond caper Skyfall (2012), is headed back to theaters over Labor Day weekend. Like Avengers: Endgame before it, Far From Home will come back boasting new footage. In this case, it’ll include a brand new action scene. What that scene is, of course, is being kept under wraps. We have our guesses.
The Labor Day release for Far From Home will begin on Thursday, August 29. The new version Sony will be bringing to theaters is four minutes longer than the original and includes the aforementioned brand new action sequence. Avengers: Endgame also returned to theaters (on June 28) with some extra footage, too. The result of Endgame‘s re-release was momentous; it pushed the Russo Brothers epic past James Cameron’s Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time.
What might this new Spidey sequence be? We have our hunches, especially based on something Tom Holland said about a certain Spidey vs. bad guys scene that was ultimately cut from the film. The reason it was cut was that it slowed the pace of the story’s first act, which wouldn’t matter for a re-release. We could tell you what that scene entailed, but, if you’re going back to the theater to see Far From Home again, we figure you’d like to be surprised.
For those looking to see Far From Home for the first time by taking advantage of the re-release, the premise of the film is this: in a post Endgame world, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) heads off to Europe with his friends, still mourning the loss of his mentor and friend Tony Stark. While abroad, Peter’s life is once again upended by good guys and bad guys alike. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and a newcomer to the scene, Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal), better known as Mysterious, pop up to complicate Peter’s European idyll. Chaos ensues.
For more of our Spider-Man: Far From Home coverage, check out our conversation with screenwriters Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna, production designer Grant Armstrong, and voice over artist Roy Samuelson, who provided the narration for blind and low vision audiences.
Featured image: Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME. Courtesy of Sony Pictures