It goes without saying that the Coronavirus pandemic has been a very painful time for the entertainment industry. Aside from the massive shutdown of movie theaters across the country, the Coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately negatively impacted cinema itself. In fact, as you likely already know, there has been a seemingly endless series of delays regarding many upcoming movies and many upcoming movie productions. These delays have now extended to the Spider-Man franchise – as it has now been revealed that Sony Pictures has delayed several of their projects featuring the titular webslinger.
As explained by Variety, it looks as though fans will have to wait a little while longer for their much anticipated upcoming Spider-Man films to finally hit theaters. According to the site:
“The studio announced Friday that Marvel-Sony’s “Spider-Man Far From Home” sequel had been moved from July 16, 2021, to Nov. 5, 2021. Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” sequel was delayed by six month from April 8, 2022, to Oct. 7, 2022.”
Luckily the delays only seem to be a couple of months each, but it’s still disappointing for fans to have to wait longer for the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel. But with the way all of these delays are happening and the release schedules for everything seems to be getting rearranged, we can probably expect a busy year.
We’ve already previously reported the similar delay for the upcoming Venom sequel, titled Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The film was originally supposed to be released in October of this year, specifically on October 2. But now the new film will instead be hitting theaters on June 25, 2021.
It seems the overall Spider-Man franchise and its various spin-offs will be having quite a strange release schedule with all the various delays and postponements going on in Hollywood at the moment. Hopefully things will go smoothly now, however, and we can expect production to go as planned assuming the Coronavirus pandemic lifts up.