Sony Pictures has pushed back its two untitled "Spider-Man" sequels to revamp their release schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Tom Holland's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" was one of 2019's most successful films, grossing $1.13 billion at the worldwide box office. The rescheduled film is the third installment in the franchise, which launched with 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
Holland's video-game adaptation "Uncharted" moved forward from Oct 8, 2021 to the July 16, 2021, a slot that had been occupied by his "Spider-Man Far From Home" sequel.
Disney and Marvel Studios also announced Friday afternoon that they were pushing back the release of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" sequel from Nov 5, 2021 — the new date for the Spider-Man: Far From Home" sequel — to March 25, 2022.