Marvel, Sony-backed 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' not arriving this year
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is not releasing on October 7 this year. The Marvel and Sony-backed superhero film will now arrive on June 2, 2023, eight months after its scheduled release. Writer and producer of the film Christopher Miller tweeted that this will give their team "more time to make it great." The film also has undergone a slight change in its title.
Why does this story matter?
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the first installment of the two-part sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, released in 2018. Made on a budget of $90M, the computer-animated superhero film had earned a stellar $375.5M. At the 91st Academy Awards, it was the first non-Disney/Pixar film to grab a trophy in the Best Animated Feature category. So, expectations from the sequel are high!
Movie title changed, too
In addition to the delay in its release date, the film also underwent a minor change in its title. The original was called Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). Now, the 'Part One' bit has been omitted from the film's name. Sony's tweet further revealed that the second part Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse II will get released on March 29, 2024.
See the tweet here:
Plot, voice stars
Shameik Moore (Cut Throat City) will voice Miles Morales or Spider-Man again. In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Morales embarks on an adventure across the multiverse with Spider-Woman or Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld). A new team of Spider-People gets formed and they face a powerful villain. Apart from Moore and Steinfeld, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse stars Oscar Isaac as Miguel O'Hara or Spider-Man 2099.
Other Sony-backed films and their release dates
Instead of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, another Sony-backed animated film will now get released on October 7, 2022. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile will advance from its originally planned premiere date of November 18, 2022, to target the October 7-9 weekend. Apart from these two, Sony's Madame Web and The Equalizer 3 will release on July 7, 2023, and September 1, 2023, respectively.