The Spider-Man: Far From Home release date was moved from July 5 to July 2. The move will create slightly more distance from Far From Home and The Lion King. Both films are looking to tap into juvenile and adolescent markets and the push might help Disney avoid competition amongst its own titles. While admittedly, owning so many blockbuster properties that you need to space releases is a good problem to have – it could be detrimental to both films if they split the market.
The three day move also pushes Far From Home two days in front of Stranger Things. While it is possible this rescheduling is a coincidence, one of Netflix’s most iconic shows certainly has the potential to eclipse any film’s debut.
From director Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) on a school trip to Europe. However after a mysterious and powerful villain (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins terrorizing cities abroad, Parker must forgo his relaxing expedition and once again save the world.
Spider-Man is a proven property that re-ignited the superhero genre in 2002. However, without a big impact on the MCU, it is possible that Far From Home may come across as just another Spider-Man film. The upcoming film will be the seventh live-action Spider-Man title in less than twenty years.