Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse delayed until 2023
The sequel to Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s acclaimed animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is to be delayed until June 2023 as part of a shake-up of Sony’s release slate over the coming months.
Originally due to land in October this year, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will now debut in cinemas on June 2 2023 as Sony shuffles its upcoming theatrical releases, a move which will also see Will Speck and Josh Gordon’s musical adaptation of beloved children’s book Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile shift forward from November to October 2022.
Lord & Miller are returning to direct the new film, which is set to be the first instalment of what is billed as a two-part sequel to Into the Spider-Verse, with the second part currently slated to arrive in March 2024.
Shameik Moore will also return to voice the film’s central protagonist Miles Morales, the teenage Spider-Man whose continued dimension-jumping antics will see him meet up with another, alternative Spider-Man in Miguel O’Hara – aka Spider-Man 2099 – played by Oscar Isaac.
In other related news, Sony also revealed as part of the announcement that Madame Web, starring Dakota Johnson as the titular villain and directed by S.J. Clarkson, is set to make its theatrical debut on July 7 2023.