by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
With Star Wars: Episode VIII and the next Pirates of the Caribbean films moving dates, July 2017 has become a wide open playground. Enter Sony, as the studio has now moved two of its movies into the heart of the summer season.
First is a push back. Jumanji, the remake of the 1995 Robin Williams family film that was based on Chris Van Allsburg’s award-winning book, has been pushed from Christmas 2016 to July 28, 2017. The movie, which tells the story of a couple of kids who play a jungle-themed board game and release a man who became trapped in the game years earlier, currently has the date all to itself.
Another film that sits alone for the time being is Spider-Man. Moved up by more than a year, the web-slinger’s second reboot jumped from July 28, 2018 all the way up to July 7, 2017. Tom Holland, who makes his debut as Peter Parker in this spring’s Captain America: Civil War, will star in the film.
How this affects Marvel Studios and their shared universe, which Spider-Man will now be a part of, has yet to be revealed. Marvel already switched dates around to shoehorn in a sequel to Ant-Man in its Phase Three. Hopefully Spidey swinging forward by a year doesn’t throw the MCU off its tracks too much.