24 Jul 2020 11:15 AM +00:00 UTC

Tom Holland's Spider-Man 3 Gets Delayed Again

The coronavirus pandemic has seen production shutdown in various TV shows and films, along with theater closures that have studios holding off releasing big features. The latest to get hit is Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man 3, taking the spot of James Cameron's second Avatar movie.

Initially set for release on November 5th next year, Variety reports that the third Spider-Man film will now hit theaters on December 17, 2021, a month delay. As fans may know, this isn't the first time that the Spider-Man sequel got pushed back, since it was originally scheduled to premiere on July 16, 2021.

Spider-Man 3 took the spot originally slated for Avatar 2, which itself was delayed until December 16, 2022. Sony taking an updated December date puts Spider-Man 3 in place to get a higher chance to succeed at the box office. This gives the movie a shot to dominate the holiday season.

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Lead star Tom Holland is starring as Nathan Drake in the Sony live-action Uncharted movie. The studio is hoping to begin filming Spider-Man 3 in September, with Holland saying that the best-case scenario is for the Spider-Man sequel to wrap up filming early next year.

It remains to be seen what'll go down in the third movie, but with Spider-Man's identity getting compromised in the ending of Far From Home, there's no doubt that there are foes eager to face off with the wall-crawler.

As mentioned above, Spider-Man 3 is now set for release on December 17, 2021.

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