Yes, you read it right, Spider-man: No Way Home is getting a delayed release in Philippine Cinemas.
Well, we’re getting the movie next year. January 8, 2022.
Yes, that’s right. THREE WEEKS! And early January NEXT.YEAR.
With the announcement that cinemas and movie theaters in the National Capital Region are now allowed to re-open this month, Marvel fans (basically all of us) are raring to get into the comfy cinema seats with the latest Marvel outing here in the country with Spider-man: No Way Home (since we missed Shang-Chi). However, with cinema opening (and the global release) of the phase four Spider-man movie at the tail-end of the year, the highly anticipated wall crawler adventure is facing it’s toughest foe in the Philippines yet.
Yes, that’s right, it’s the 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival.
While this isn’t the first time the MMFF would block a major global cinema release (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker says hi), this is a first Marvel property getting cockblocked by the local movie festival.
As of this post, the petition has reached 3,867 signatures and it’s going strong. You can in fact head to the petition here. You can also join the noise making by using the hashtag #DontDelayNoWayHomePH over at Twitter of FB.
It’s not only No Way Home that’s getting delayed, but other movies as well
In fact, Ghostbusters: Afterlife (MY, most anticipated movie for 2021) is pushed to January 26 next year. This is just the tip of the iceberg as other movies that are slated for a late 2021 release under Columbia Pictures Philippines will be pushed back to next year.
Hopefully, the petition will push Columba Pictures Philippines to have a slim window to release Spider-man. Or they have a limited early run, and re-release the movie next year similar to what they did with Rise of the Skywalker.