Jumanji and Spider-Man release date changed
Sony Pictures has announced a few changes to their release calendar starting with their upcoming Spider-Man reboot, a co-production with Marvel Studios. Previously set for July 28, 2017, Spider-Man will now be released on July 7, 2017. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales previously held that spot, but it was just moved to May 2017.
Tom Holland will star as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in the upcoming film, after making his debut in Captain America: Civil War. He’ll be joined by Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. Set to be directed by Jon Watts, the solo Spider-Man movie will be written by Vacation writers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.
Another change comes with their upcoming remake of Jumanji, originally set for release on Christmas Day, which will now open in theaters on the old Spider-Man release date of July 28, 2017.
Bad Teacher and Sex Tape helmer Jake Kasdan will direct the Jumanji remake from a screenplay by High Fidelity and Con Air scribe Scott Rosenberg with frequent Bad Robot executive producer Jeff Pinkner serving as a consultant. The Jumanji remake will return to the source material that inspired the 1995 film, re-adapting Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 children’s book in which a magical board game causes jungle plants and creatures to invade a quiet American suburb. Directed by Joe Johnston, the 1995 big screen take on Jumanji stars the late Robin Williams opposite Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson.