Like all rumors, this should be taken with a grain of salt. A Reddit user, claiming to be the manager of a theater, revealed an alleged e-mail detailing an August 30th re-release of Spider-Man: Far From Home. DiscussingFilm reached out to their own sources and claim to be able to confirm this rumor.
The most interesting part of the original rumor and e-mail is how the re-release is described as a “director’s cut”. This would mean that our Far From Home experience will be completely different this time around. Unlike when Avengers: Endgame was reissued with only one deleted scene added to the end of the film. One idea is that there will be a short film shot by Peter, similar to the one from Homecoming, that will show him fighting the mob, selling toys for money to go to Europe, and getting his passport.
As for the reason for the re-release… money. Would it be anything different? Far From Home is the top-grossing Spidey film of all time for the worldwide box office, but it is a little less than $30 million from topping the original Spider-Man and its $403 million domestic take. My question is, whose idea was it first? Disney and Marvel would love to hold it over Sony’s head that they made the top-grossing Wall Crawler film of all time in all markets, but Sony loves making money and could have been the ones to pull the trigger too. Either way, Sony was in on the deal since they own the distribution and get all of the money from the Solo Spidey films.
If it truly is a director’s cut of the film, it’s a good way to do a reissue. A lot of people were upset with how little extra came with the Endgame re-release, but that didn’t stop people from going as they propelled it over Avatar to become the #1 film of all time at the global box office. Promising a whole new experience at the theater for Far From Home could be enough to get an extra $40-$50 million domestically, and if it’s released worldwide you could easily see the film getting an additional $100-$150 million. As of this weekend, Far From Home has made $374 million at home and $1.1 billion worldwide.
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