Marvel movies aren’t usually known for getting extended cuts, but that’s about the change with Spider-Man: No Way Home, last year’s blockbuster which not only assembled all three live-action Spider-Men on the big screen, but also became the highest-grossing movie of the year and one of the highest-grossing movies ever with $1.9 billion grossed worldwide.
Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment officially announced Spider-Man: No Way Home — The More Fun Stuff Version, an extended cut of last year’s 27th MCU movie. The extended cut will be released in US and Canada on September 2, and it’s expected that more countries in which the extended cut will be released in theaters will be announced soon. You can check the announcement below:
“You wanted more Spidey and you got it! 🕷🕷🕷 Spider-Man: No Way Home: The More Fun Stuff Version swings into movie theaters in the US and Canada September 2! More countries to be announced soon!” — official announcement
According to insiders, the extended cut will be around 15 minutes longer than the original cut, and, as we suspected, it was mentioned that Sony was saving deleted scenes for this cut which they hope will help the film pass $2 billion at the global box-office.
This isn’t the first time that an MCU movie is getting a re-release to get a boost a the box office. Avengers: Endgame was re-released with a bit longer cut two months after its premiere, and although that cut was a disappointment considering it didn’t add much to the original cut and it featured a scene in which CGI wasn’t even fully finished, the re-release still managed to give the movie a boost it needed to become the highest-grossing movie ever at the time. Avatar was re-released in China a year later, which helped it to return to the first place.
If No Way Home passes $2 billion at the box office, it will become the sixth film to do so, and it’s already the highest-grossing Spider-Man film and the highest-grossing film made by Sony ever, but it looks like Sony wants more than that. Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Infinity War are both in front of No Way Home with $2 billion grossed respectively, and No Way Home might have a chance to surpass them next September.