Los Angeles: The third instalment of the hugely successful Spider-Man movies will make its worldwide premiere in Japan next month, Sony Pictures Entertainment said.
Spider-Man 3 starring Tobey Maguire as the beloved Marvel comics hero will open in Japanese theatres on 1 May, three days before it opens in the United States, the studio confirmed on its website.
The official opening will follow a premiere in Tokyo on 16 April.
The previous two Spider-Man films have raked in more than $1.6 billion (Rs7,083 crore) worldwide since the first movie was released in 2002, making it one of the most successful franchises of all time.
However Maguire triggered speculation that Spider-Man 3 may be the last film in the series, telling Australian media recently that the latest film felt like a natural full-stop.
“To me it seems like this is a natural point for the team to break up,” Maguire was quoted as saying.
“We have a lot of story conclusions that were going along for the main characters for the first two movies and kind of tie almost everything up for the third movie.”
Maguire added: “It feels like a trilogy to me and it feels like the end.”