In honour of the 60th anniversary of the Spider-Man comic book character and the 20th anniversary of Spider-Man films, Sony today announced that a fan cut of its massive hit Spider-Man: No Way Home, dubbed Spider-Man: No Way Home – The More Fun Stuff Version, will be released in theatres this Labor Day weekend in the United States and Canada, with new and extended scenes. According to a statement on Sony’s social media, additional nations will be added soon.
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Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, August 9, with screenings beginning on Friday, September 2.
The theatrical edit of No Way Home clocked in at 148 minutes, making it the fourth-longest MCU film to date, trailing only Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Eternals. Whilst the amount of footage provided lots of amazing moments from beginning to the end, many fans felt that some material was left on the cutting room floor.
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Fans have learnt of deleted scenes that could have provided even more interest to the already riveting threequel in recent months. This contained extra material with Charlie Cox’s Daredevil in his debut MCU film, as well as a longer rendition of Peter Parker’s confrontation with the Green Goblin when Norman Osborn first arrived, and this appeared to be just the tip of the iceberg.
Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire broke the news via video, fooling around before confirming that the film would return to theatres in the United States and Canada on Friday, September 2nd (the start of Labor Day weekend). This expanded cut, dubbed “The More Fun Stuff Version,” will incorporate never-before-seen scenes from the MCU threequel, as previously rumoured in February.
Amit Chaudhari, a well-known insider, revealed the names of five deleted sequences that Sony intends to incorporate in this version, stating that the company was “saving these & more to cross $2 billion” at the box office. These sequences will add more than 15 minutes to the 148-minute duration of the theatrical cut:
Interrogation Scene Extended – 2:25
Peter Day at Midtown High – 5:25
Undercroft Montage – 1:35
Happy’s Very Good Lawyer – 1:35
The Spideys Hang Out – 4:25
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This is the third biggest theatrical re-release of an MCU film, following Avengers: Endgame in June 2019 (which added six minutes of additional footage) and Spider-Man: Far From Home in August 2019. (with four minutes of extra scenes). Sony has also done this twice, with Venom: Let There Be Carnage reopening at theatres in January and Morbius returning to theatres in early June.