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Filipino MCU fans petition for Spider-Man: No Way Home December release. It won’t launch in the Philippines until January 8, 2022.
Aray ko, as they say in Tagalog.
By that time, social media would’ve long spoiled the movie.
In fact, on January 8, 2022, Quiapo would’ve sold hundreds of bootleg DVDs.
What’s with the delay?
It stands for the Metro Manila Film Festival.
However, local Spider-Man fans have a less family-friendly interpretation of it.
The MMFF is an annual event that begins on Christmas.
It ends on the first weekend of January.
Moreover, only Tagalog pictures are shown.
In other words, unless Jacob Batalon teaches the cast Tagalog, there’s no Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The whole movie is invisible, not just whoever punches the Lizard.
Although the MCU dominates the Philippines’ all-time box-office champs, Spider-Man: No Way Home is on hold.
Even worse, Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in the Philippines last.
Frustrated by the delay, MCU fan Lance Chua created a petition.
Since then, it has generated over 40,000 signatures.
There’s even a video now.
Filipino MCU Fans Petition for December Release for Spider-Man: No Way Home
Speaking to Geekosity, Chua stated his goal:
I hope that with the number of signatures that my online petition received, Columbia Pictures Philippines will realize that they are making a big mistake in delaying the movie. I just would like to watch the movie without coming across huge spoilers.
Undoubtedly, Spider-Man: No Way Home is the year’s biggest film.
Thus, by waiting so long, it could lesson its impact.
Piracy eats profits.
But will it work?
Similarly, DC followers campaigned massively to release The Snyder Cut.
Afterwards, HBO Max succeeded in doing so.
Nevertheless, Columbia Pictures Philippines might not be able to.
After all, the MMFF is a powerful entity.
In fact, the MMFF notoriously postponed Disney’s Star Wars sequels before.
Spider-Man No Way Home was billed as being something like Avengers: Endgame. If a similar thing happened again to the Philippine release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, then you may expect a huge uproar from Filipino MCU fans once again.
Avengers assemble indeed.