The trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming just dropped this week and is so new that it’s still dripping with fanboy excitement drool. The film itself doesn’t come out until July 7, 2017. Nonetheless, the “M” in Marvel stands for “MONEY, ALL OF IT” and they just announced that the sequel is already scheduled.
Based on the success of the global trailer launch yesterday for Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Culver City studio has announced that its sequel Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 will open on Friday, July 5, 2019.
Deadline also reports that the sequel’s release date has moved the release date for Bad Boys 4 up to Memorial Day weekend of the year 2019. Yes, there’s going to be a Bad Boys 3 and 4. Is Will Smith competing with Marvel in releasing as much needless product as possible to siphon all of the money out of the world?
The geek in me is wondering if this means the films are a two-part story. The cranky curmudgeon in me is wondering how many goddamn times do I need to see Peter Parker get his powers from that pesky radioactive bug? How many reboots of remakes can Hollywood put out until it’s completely put its metaphorical head up its own metaphorical ass? It’s already there, isn’t it?
And, wow, is the new Peter in fifth grade in this current movie? Kid looks young. I don’t know if I want a 10-year-old trying to prevent a ferry disaster. They’re easily distracted and prone to crying. The 10-year-olds I know are also way too busy guilting their parents into making a deal with Satan to acquire Hatchimals for them. Who has time to be super-heroing?
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