Spider-Man: No Way Home is slowly rising in the box office ranks of the highest-grossing movies of all time. The Tom Holland-led threequel has been a consistent frontrunner in the weekend box office ever since its worldwide premiere back in December 2021, showing no signs of slowing down. So far, No Way Home has earned $1.8 billion in total, making it the sixth-highest grossing movie of all time.
No Way Home's box office dominance led some to speculate if a theatrical re-release is in order for the film to break the top five list.
This isn't the first time that talks about re-releasing a film to boost its box office earnings came to light. MCU movies such as Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home were both re-released back in 2019, with the former unveiling a post-credits scene and a tribute to Stan Lee while the latter showcased an extended cut.
Now, while the film is still playing in theaters, it seems that No Way Home could follow in the footsteps of its predecessor in terms of its re-release strategy.
When Will Spider-Man: No Way Home's Extended Cut Release?
Reddit user u/Slight-Key3232 shared that an extended cut of Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in the second week of March in Indonesia.
This rumor was corroborated by the moderator team of the Marvel Studios Spoilers subreddit, who stated that an extended cut could debut in theaters on March 11, 2022.
Back in 2019, Far From Home was re-released about two months after its initial premiere in the United States and Canada. The sequel's extended cut featured four additional minutes of a never-before-seen action scene.
More Scenes From No Way Home
Based on this rumor, it looks like No Way Home could go all-in to try and reach the $2 billion mark at the box office. If the re-release happens, it is unknown which scenes could be added to the threequel's extended cut, but past reports could hint at just that.
A previous report mentioned that No Way Home's Blu-ray release would include over 100 minutes of extra content, meaning that the rumored extended cut could consist of any footage from those special features.
An extended cut allows more opportunities to showcase an additional look at Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock and Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's Spider-Men. Many would agree that seeing more scenes between the three Spider-Men should further encourage diehard Marvel fans to return to theaters to experience the threequel once again.
On top of the deleted scenes, an interesting featurette from the rumored list of digital extras could also be added. Based on the report, a special entitled "A Meeting of the Spiders- Heroes Panel" could be featured, and this could be centered around the three Spider-Men.
No Way Home's promotional tour in its pre-theatrical release didn't include interviews featuring Maguire and Garfield, which is understandable due to the movie's heavy secrecy. While a special panel involving the three was released weeks after the movie's release, this notable featurette could serve as a worthy addition to the extended cut, thus serving as a perfect send-off for No Way Home's theatrical run.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now playing in theaters worldwide.