Sony and Marvel Studios have announced that the third solo film starring Tom Holland has been delayed again.
The film was originally set for a July 16th, 2021 release but shifted to November 5th, 2021, and now most recently, December 17th, 2021.
Back in September 2019, Disney and Sony announced a new deal that would help keep Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the MCU with Disney/Marvel retaining 25% of the box office profits and all merchandising rights and put up 25% of the film’s financing. Director, Jon Watts is set to return for the third solo film.
Shortly after Sony’s announcement, Disney and Marvel announced that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness would be moving again from November 5th, 2021 to March 25th, 2022.
Disney also said that Thor: Love and Thunder is moving up a week to February 11th, 2022.
The Untitled Spider-Man Far From Home Sequel isn’t the only film that Spider-themed that Sony has pushed back.
Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is moving from April 8th, 2022.
The studio previously announced that Venom: Let There Carnage would be pushed from Oct. 2020 to June 25th, 2021. Morbius went from July 2020 to March 19th, 2021.
Hotel Transylvania 4 is being moved up from December 22nd, 2021 to August 6th, 2021.
The Phil Lord & Chris Miller-produced Connected now hits theatres on October 23rd, 2020 (previously September 18th, 2020). Vivo from Sony Pictures Animation is going from April 16th, 2021 to June 4th, 2021.
Other release date changes include Fatherhood from Oct. 23rd, 2020, to April 2, 2021. Man from Toronto moves from Nov. 20th, 2020, to Sept. 17, 2021.
Sony’s other Tom Holland film Uncharted, based on the popular video game series shifts from October 8th, 2021 to July 16th, 2021.
Update – July 23rd, 2020: Sony has delayed their Untitled Spider-Man: far From Home Sequel by a few weeks from November 5th, 2021 to December 17th, 2021.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter