Sony Pictures has announced that the first entry of its two-part sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has been delayed from October 2022 to June 2nd, 2023, according to Deadline.
As a part of the news, it seems Sony Pictures has dropped ‘Part One’ from the movie’s previously announced title. The second part, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part Two, meanwhile, has also been delayed to March 29th, 2024. The delays aren’t limited to just Sony Pictures’ currently confirmed Spider-Man movies, as the distributor has shifted a bit of its release schedule.
Taking the animated Marvel movie’s October 2022 spot is Sony’s live-action/CGI animated musical comedy, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile which has been moved up from November 18th to October 7th. It isn’t just about date shifts, as Sony’s next Marvel-produced movie, Madame Web from director S.J. Clarkson has been dated for July 7th, 2023, which is set to star Sydney Sweeney and Dakota Johnson.
Equalizer 3 has also been dated for September 1st, 2023, which will see Denzel Washington and director, Antoine Fuqu reunite for the third entry. The news comes a week before Sony Pictures’ presentation at CinemaCon.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to pick up not too much after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s 2018 Marvel film which earned an Oscar in the best-animated category. The film will see Shameik Moore reprise his role as Miles Morales, the current Spider-Man of his universe, as he meets up with Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099, played by Oscar Isaac, who was previously teased in a post-credit scene in the first film.
Miles will join forces with a team of new Spider-people variants which will include the return of Spider-Gwen, who is once again played by the talented Hailee Steinfeld. It will be awhile until the release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Until then, Sony Pictures released a two-minute first look at the film back in December.