It is the season of action far away from home, which was set in a motion on a gigantic scale with AVENGERS: ENDGAME and SPIDERMAN’s 3rd offering with Tom Holland as the new Spiderman would also take on the bad guys away from home. This is for the first time that Spiderman would move out from his home turf of New York to the different corner of the globe in the 9th version of the Spiderman saga.
The narrative for taking SPIDERMAN away from his home turf was set when the AVENGERS:ENDGAME was conceptualized and after the death of the uncle TONY STARK in AVNEGERS:ENDGAME, SPIDERMAN:FAR FROM HOME was given a perfect launch to build on the nostalgia associated with the relationship between Spiderman and Ironman. After all, the master control of the templates of Marvel series comics lies with the Marvel Studios and its boss Kevin Feige has gone on record to underline that SPIDERMAN: FAR FROM HOME would indeed bring curtains down on The Infinity Saga.
It is all about planning and not allowing the tempo of anticipation that had built up with AVENGERS: ENDGAME among the audience to ebb away and rake on the mullah with the same theme. The only difference from AVENGERS: ENDGAME would lay in the fact that the fights that Spiderman would wage would be on the terra firma or on earth where perhaps his web is able to weave the charm with great panache.
Being released on the eve of US Independence Day, i.e. 4th July, SPIDERMAN is going to underline the valor and pride and perhaps would also be an attempt on the part of the marvel Studio to help Spiderman graduate to a new role and rise up to claim the mantle of being a part of Avengers per se, from being a side addendum as he has been portrayed in the AVENGERS SAGA so far.
Interestingly, to build up the anticipation and euphoria around SPIDERMAN, releasing in India at a time when the whole country is caught in the magic of the ICC World Cup, 2019, Marvel Studios carried an interview with Tom Holland on the eve of India-England league match to assuage and perhaps convey a message to the fans that this Spiderman was also a cricket fan as well! Ben Holland underlined that he was a great fan of cricket in the interview-perhaps to be in sync with the current mood for cricket in arguably one of the biggest markets in the world of entertainment India.
Spiderman continues to maintain its streak of breaking box office records of maximum collections in USA and it is to be seen whether the same kind of collections would be collected from box office in India as well?
Even my son, who is such a big cricket fan and a budding cricket player has decided to go and watch SPIDERMAN:FAR FROM HOME along with his cricket club friends as he feels that he has to express his solidarity with Spiderman who has shown through the interview that he follows cricket closely and had betted for India to win.