Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit digital and Blu-ray in the (very) near future. Released in theaters this July, Far From Home was the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, picking up after the events of Avengers: Endgame as Peter Parker mourned the loss of Tony Stark and accepted the responsibility of being the "next Iron Man." Earning positive reviews from critics, Far From Home was also a massive commercial success, becoming Sony's highest-grossing film of all-time and the first Spider-Man movie to hit $1 billion worldwide.
Spider-Man's been in the news of late, with word that Marvel Studios is no longer involved with the production of Spider-Man films. They couldn't reach a new agreement with Sony, meaning Peter Parker is out of the MCU. Of course, the character will be appearing in other films in the future, but before then, Far From Home will swing into living rooms. And, fans can bring Spider-Man to their homes really soon.
Today, Sony announced Far From Home will be available on digital beginning September 17, followed by the physical Blu-ray release on October 1. The studio also revealed a list of bonus features and a clip from the "Peter's To-Do List" short film. Check it out in the space below:
- New Original Short, Peter’s To – Do - List: Peter has a few errands to run before he can leave on his class trip.
- Teachers’ Travel Tips: Mr. Harrington & Mr. Dell present a few tips on how to traverse the European continent.
- Stepping Up: Explore how Spider-Man was introduced in the MCU, the ways Tom Holland transformed the character of Peter Parker, and what the future holds for Spider-Man.
- Suit Up: The suit doesn't make the hero - but it does play a big role in who they are and who they can become. This piece examines all of Peter's different suits in the movie, and with behind the scenes footage, we see why some suits are better than others.
- Far, FAR, Far from Home: The film's illustrious locations serve story points and establish tone, but they're also amazing to travel to! Hear from the cast on their experiences filming on-location.
- It Takes Two: A special look at the chemistry between Jon Watts and Tom Holland.
- Fury & Hill: MCU stalwarts Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson are back as Agent Maria Hill & Nick Fury!
- The Ginter-Riva Effect: A look at the villain sub-plot and how William Ginter-Riva ties Spider-Man: Far From Home all the way back to the beginning of the MCU.
- Thank You, Mrs. Parker: A look at Marisa Tomei's reimagining of Aunt May, from Homecoming to Far From Home.
- The Brother’s Trust: A quick look into some of the amazing work Tom Holland and his brothers have done through their charity, The Brothers Trust.
- The Jump Off: Interviews with the cast & crew take us through all of the amazing stunts of Far From Home.
- Now You See Me: We examine the evolution of Mysterio and why Jake Gyllenhaal was the perfect fit for the role.
- Stealthy Easter Eggs: Allow E.D.I.T.H. to reveal some of the hidden Easter Eggs you may have missed!
- Select Scene Pre – Vis: A side by side comparison of the Pre-Vis with the film
- Gag Reel & Outakes
- Never-Before-Seen Alternate & Extended Scenes
The timing of this is arguably peculiar, since Sony just gave Far From Home a theatrical rerelease with several minutes of additional footage (which includes the "Peter's To-Do List" short). The rerelease had a positive impact on the film's weekend-to-weekend box office, so it's odd the movie will be on home media in two weeks. People interested in watching Far From Home again can easily wait to own their own copy, rather than making the trek to the multiplex again. That being said, Sony didn't have a lot riding on the Far From Home rerelease, which was basically a novelty to take advantage of the typically slow Labor Day weekend. They weren't gunning for any records, a la Endgame chasing Avatar.
It's impossible to not notice a few of the bonus features explicitly play up Far From Home's connections to the MCU, with featurettes dedicated to Nick Fury & Maria Hill and Iron Man's William Ginter-Riva. The "Stepping Up" supplement sounds like it'll be very painful for MCU fans, as it chronicles Spider-Man's time in the MCU to date and teases what's next for the character. From the looks of things, this Blu-ray release was put together before the Marvel/Sony deal fell apart, and there wasn't any time to change it. Far From Home did set up an exciting future for Peter Parker, but it's one that'll no longer be part of the MCU, so hopefully everything can work out from here.