UPDATED APRIL 20, 8:15PM PT: Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse director Christopher Miller has responded. Miller responded to the delays by commenting that there would just be more time to make the film great. See the tweet below:
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse has some bad news.
The Spider-Man universe has had some incredible films, and some not-so-great films. Spider-Man, for instance, was a hit when it arrived in 2002. Morbius, on the contrary, was not as much of a hit. The film flopped at the box office, and remains one of the lowest-scored superhero films on Rotten Tomatoes ever. So it’s a mixed bunch. A hit, however? Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse has been a highly, highly, highly anticipated film. The sequel to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has been surrounded by all kinds of speculation since it was first announced. Will it be as good as the first? Will any characters return? What will the animation styles be in the film? No answers were given, but fans were treated to a first look at the film in December 2021. Now, unfortunately, the film has been delayed.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Delayed In Shuffle
Sony Pictures (through The Hollywood Reporter) has announced that Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse has been delayed from its original release date of October 7, 2022 to June 2, 2023. However, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part II has been added to the release slate, set for a March 29, 2024 release, 10 months after the first. A minor note of interest, “Part I” has been removed from the title for the first film.
Madame Web and The Equalizer 3 were also added to the release slate, set for a July 7, 2023 and a September 1, 2023 release, respectively. There was no reason provided for the delays. When reached, Sony was not available for comment.
What did you think of this news? Are you happy about the delays? Let us know by mentioning @ReviewedCinema on Twitter, and don’t miss Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse when it arrives in theaters on June 2, 2023. Part II arrives in theaters on March 29, 2024.