SALT LAKE CITY — Sony is taking a page from Disney’s book and rereleasing “Spider-Man: Far From Home” in theaters for Labor Day.
Polygon reports Peter Parker’s newest adventure, which was released early last month, will return with four extra minutes of footage on Aug. 29. The move follows a previous decision from Disney and Marvel Studios to re-release “Avengers: Endgame” with six minutes of extra features.
I previously wrote for Deseret News that “Endgame” “returned” to theaters on June 28 for a marketing push, which helped the movie beat out “Avatar” at the international box office. “Far From Home” isn’t necessarily on the verge of beating any records, but the extra footage will likely boost sales for the film, which has already earned over $1.1 billion worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
There isn’t any word on what the reported extra action scene will involve, but ComicBook.com speculates it could be a scene in which Spider-Man fights mobsters inside a New York City restaurant. The scene appears in trailers for the movie, but was cut from the final release.
Alternatively, new concept art published by Marvel Visual Development artist Henrik Tamm shows different scenarios from Mysterio’s illusion, which traps Spider-Man for a visually stunning scene about halfway through the movie.
According to ComicBook.com, the concept art shows Spider-Man fighting against a wave of Iron Man suits. Another slightly-more-out-there image shows Peter staring down a giant mosquito. While both could appear, a fight against Iron Man zombies would probably mesh better with the existing scenes in the movie.
In comparison, the “Avengers: Endgame” rerelease included a new introduction from director Anthony Russo, a tribute to “Avengers” and Marvel creator Stan Lee and an unfinished scene of Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) saving people from a burning building.