Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts just posted to Instagram for the first time in nearly two years. He's been kinda busy. His posts prior to June 2019 stop pretty soon after the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming in July 2017. But now it's time to promote the new movie, which Watts revealed is finally "done," as in ready for eyeballs later this month in China and then over here on July 2.
Now that Jon Watts is here, maybe we can expect to see more fun behind-the-scenes cast photos like this one:
What are they looking at? Love the expressions. Zendaya and Tom Holland fans are really reading into the pic, but I'm curious about the scene they're watching play back. Jacob Batalon (Ned) joked of the image, "They’re all looking at my closeups," noting that -- once again -- he was left out of the fun.
Tom Holland replied to Jon Watts' question on what he missed in his Insta absence, writing "So much boss" with a laughing emoji.
In addition to Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) and Zendaya (MJ), Jon Watts tagged Tony Revolori, who is back as Eugene "Flash" Thompson, plus Angourie Rice as Betty Brant, and Tom's brother Harry Holland.
Apparently they all vanished in The Decimation of Avengers: Infinity War and returned five years later at the same age in Avengers: Endgame? That's the running theory, anyway, although the Spider-Man: Far From Home cast didn't seem to understand the time jump elements.
Spider-Man: Far From Home's big promotional push has been going on for about a month now. Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal got the party off to a ridiculous start last month. Gyllenhaal is new to the team as Mysterio, who is as mysterious as his name. Holland also recently tag-teamed with MCU co-star Chris Hemsworth for a brilliant video where they interviewed each other about their respective new movies -- Spider-Man and MIB: International.
Jon Watts directed Spider-Man: Homecoming to a $117 million opening weekend in 2017, with the summer movie ultimately making $880,166,924 worldwide from the combined domestic and foreign markets. Early box office tracking for Spider-Man: Far From Home suggests it could open between $90 million and $120 million over 3 days. That's a pretty wide margin, but Marvel and Sony would surely hope it leans more toward the higher end. Plus, with an unusual Tuesday, July 2 opening to get ahead of the July 4 holiday, it may be judged over six days.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released here in the United States on July 2. Keep up with everything headed to the big screen this year with our handy 2019 movie schedule.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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