Sony Pictures is re-releasing “Spider-Man: Far From Home” with a new action scene.

Starting Aug. 29, a new extended cut, featuring four minutes of a never-before-seen action sequence, will be released in theaters in the United States and Canada. The film will also be available in IMAX and large formats in select locations.

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” is the latest Marvel film to return to theaters this year, following Disney’s re-release of “Avengers: Endgame” earlier in the summer. After garnering $2.74 billion worldwide, the Marvel finale film was reintroduced to theaters in June in an effort to beat “Avatar’s” all-time box office record of 2.79 billion. The film succeeded in July, becoming the biggest movie in history with more than $2.7902 billion in global ticket sales.

“Spider-Man Far From Home” has also seen its own fair share of success at the box office, becoming Sony Pictures highest grossing film ever on Sunday with $1.109 billion in global ticket sales, overtaking previous title holder “Skyfall” which accumulated $1.108 billion during its own global run. The film’s domestic opening was also an all-time opening six-day record for Sony Pictures, scoring $185.06 million in weekend ticket sales. Additionally, the film outperformed its predecessor, 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which featured Tom Holland’s solo film debut as the webslinger.

9 responses to “‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Gets Re-Release With New Scene”

  1. IG-88 says:

    Some idiot said on Facebook/IMDB, “I remember when Hollywood used to re-release a movie in theaters after 30-50 years after its initial release.” Well, that dunce remembers a time that never existed. Gone with the Wind was in perpetual release from ’39 through ’43 and got rereleases every 7 or so years after that until ’79, when it started getting releases for every 10-year anniversary. Disney is famous for having re-released all their animated films in 7 year cycles. The original Star Wars got re-releases in ’78, ’79, ’81, ’82, and ’97. The other films in that trilogy, as well as the Phantom Anus, also got rereleases. So did Superman, Jaws, Star Trek II, The Sound of Music, Ghostbusters, ET, and a host of other films. When a movie was massively successful, it usually got a re-release the following year. These newer re-releases are obviously different types of cash-grabs, in that they are trying to beat a record, but they are really not much different than those before (and the addition of extra footage is similar to the SW Special Editions or the CE3K Special Edition).

    • EricJ says:

      You’ll notice most of those big re-releases cut off at about 1982–
      That’s because before the days of VHS, re-release double-features of last summer’s hits were what small distribution companies sent around to theaters to fill the last week or two before next week’s big opener, since it didn’t matter and independently-owned theaters needed something.
      And then VHS did hit, and there was no reason to re-release movies in theaters unless A) you were Disney and used a creative-accounting loophole to work in the VHS sales figures, or B) you come bearing gifts, like 3D, IMAX or said Close Encounters “SE”. Otherwise, theaters had no time for you anymore.

      Marvel hopes the “Endgame-supporter rally” would work for ANY of their movies, and, umm…nope. Don’t work like that.

      • IG-88 says:

        Yes, the last general re-release period I recall was in ’85. Jedi and ET (I think) got re-released early in the year, and Ghostbusters got one during that summer. None of them did well enough to justify the expense of advertising, striking some new prints, etc. And VHS was indeed the major culprit (though cable was already making re-releases unnecessary). However, recently, there have been several non-special edition re-releases. Two years ago we saw Spielberg’s preferred cut of CE3K (not the SE, which was 1980), and before that there was . . . Raiders? Top Gun? I can’t remember the specifics, just that around Labor Day we got some anniversary or semi-anniversary re-releases of some classic movies–and not in just a few dozen theaters, which is the usual, but in several hundred or even 1000+. Another aspect of our nostalgia culture, I suppose: bring back the concept of the major re-release just for the sake of major re-releases.

  2. Bill says:

    So basically your best move for any new Marvel movie is to just wait until it hits home video.

    Got it.

  3. This is just sad.😞

  4. sgoldwater2017 says:

    Yes and I’m less intrigued than I might have been because it’s an added action sequence – which for me anyway are the least interesting parts of these films.

  5. Cristofer says:

    How about instead of me shelling out MORE money to see something that is slightly different, Sony issues me a refund for my original ticket price for being presented an incomplete film? The I can decide if I want to pay the money to see this iteration or not.