The newest Spider-Man film releasing to theaters this weekend

Sony Pictures

Zendaya and Tom Holland in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

Tom Holland will reprise his role as the web-slinger himself in his third Spider-Man film, “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which released to theaters just before the holiday this week.

Even with its early release, it still looks like the film to beat for this weekend totals.

In the third installment of the “Spiderman: Homecoming” series, Peter Parker (Tom Holland, “The Impossible” and “Avengers: Infinity War”) decides to join his best friends Ned (Jacob Batalon, “Every Day” and “Avengers: End Game”) , MJ (Zendaya, “The Greatest Showman” and “Zapped”) and the rest of the gang on a European vacation.

However, his plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, “Pulp Fiction” and “Jackie Brown”) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.

The website NME reported earlier this year that cigar-chomping J. Jonah Jameson could appear in the newest Spider-Man film.

In a recent interview with ComicBook producer Eric Hauserman Carroll, NME said he discussed the concept of introducing both Jameson and the Daily Bugle into the Marvel Cinema Universe.

“We’ve absolutely talked and thought about those characters a lot, specifically in reference to this film,” Carroll said.”What we just want to make sure we’re (presenting) them in a way that doesn’t make you feel instantly like you’ve seen them before.”

Holland said in a Fandango interview that the hard part with this third Spider-Man film is that it’s the first movie he’s made without Robert Downey Jr., whose character Iron Man died in “Avengers: Endgame.”

“It was a bit daunting, but that’s why it was nice to have Jake Gylenhall come in and play Mysterious in this film, because he kind of fills the shoes of Peter’s mentor and he does it really nicely,” he said.

Directed by Jon Watts, the film is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.

Another film released before the holiday that might attract viewers this weekend is “Midsommar,” a horror film directed by Ari Aster.

Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.

This film has an NR rating.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.