Before the MCU came through with the promise of a multiversal story, Sony won everyone’s heart in 2018 with its cool, animated portrayal of multiple Spider-Mans in one movie. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was a bonafide hit, grossing ~ $375.5m million worldwide. Naturally, everyone became eager for the sequel, which Sony had already announced even before the first movie arrived.
Originally scheduled for release in April 2022; this sequel, titled Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part I), later shifted to debut in October of this year. However, that appears to no longer be the case.
The upcoming film will see Mile Morales (Shameik Moore) continue his multiversal adventure. The working synopsis we have for now reads:
“Miles Morales embarks on an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team.”
This new, epic adventure is now expected to swing into theatres on June 2, 2023, eight months after it was previously scheduled. A follow-up sequel, Across the Spider-Verse Part II, is currently slated for March 29, 2024.
No exact reason was given for this delay, but it most likely has to do with the intricacies of production. If this is something to be worried about, looking at the way a follow, recent Sony movie turned out, remains to be seen. Fingers crossed.