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‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Delayed Until 2023

Fans will be waiting a little bit longer to return to the Spider-Verse.

Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-fans will have to wait a bit longer for the next entry in Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-verse. The highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been pushed to June 2023. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was originally set to premiere in October 2022, but has now been delayed another 8 months. Producer Chris Miller tweeted “More time to make it great” with a spider emoji.

The reasons for the delay have not been revealed, but its likely a technical one, given the complex animation and design of the series. It may also be a financial decision to position the film during the summer blockbuster season. Either way, we have high hopes for the film, given its gorgeously animated and moving predecessor.

Across the Spider-Verse sees Shameik Moore return as Miles Morales, who is invited into another multiverse adventure by his pal Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman (Hailee Steinfeld). Together, they will face off against Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac). Jake Johnson will be reprising his role as Peter B. Parker, and new addition Issa Rae will voice Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman. The film will be a two-parter, with Sony Animation simultaneously working on Part Two, which will be released on March 29, 2024.

In addition to both chapters of Across the Spider-Verse, Sony is developing Spider-Women, a female-driven spinoff that will follow three generations of Spider-Women, focusing on Gwen Stacy, Cindy Moon / Silk, and Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman. The spinoff will be set up by the Across the Spider-Verse films.

In the meantime, if you’re craving more multiverse shenanigans you buy the Spider-Man: No Way Home Blu-Ray, 4K Ultra HD, and Digital HD, which dropped last week in stores everywhere. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is also available for rent and purchase pretty much everywhere. And of course, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hit theaters on May 4.

(image: Sony Pictures Animation)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.