Sony Pictures has the rights to Spider-Man and most of the immediate Marvel universe around the character, despite Disney continuing to expand the MCU with three new films and numerous more Disney Plus episodes in 2023. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to 2018’s smash hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is almost here.
Before the original film’s release in 2018, most of the same writing and directing crew had already begun working on the first of two sequels (Beyond the Spider-Verse will debut in 2024). The news was made public in November of this year — animation is scheduled to commence in June 2020. Originally titled Beyond the Spider-Verse—Part 1, Beyond the Spider-Verse, eventually got its name.
In the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe saga, the mind-bending concept of a multiverse connecting countless universes, each with its own Spider-People, is at the heart of Into the Spider-Verse and its sequels. No Way Home, the third live-action Spider-Man film produced by Disney’s Marvel Studios, continued the tradition of the original animated films by examining the concept of Spider-Man clones meeting one other. Now, with Across the Spider-Verse, the scale, and premise are being taken to extremes.
Before its June release, here’s everything you need to know about Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. We also have a list of the top movies and TV shows set in multiple dimensions, such as the Academy Award-winning Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.
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What is the Release Date for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse?
The original release date for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was April 8, 2022, however, the date was pushed back to October 7, 2022, due to concerns over the film’s box office success in the face of a global pandemic. It also missed that deadline.
The movie will have its final release on June 2nd, 2023. If all goes according to plan, the rest of this month will be jam-packed with blockbuster competition, including Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Pixar’s Elemental, The Flash, and Indy Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: How to Watch It?
When it premieres on June 2, 2023, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be shown only in theaters. Considering this is a Sony production unrelated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Disney, it is highly unlikely to appear on Disney+ after its theatrical run finishes. Although Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is already accessible on Netflix, Disney+, and Sling, it’s anyone’s guess which streaming service will carry the sequel.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: What is It About?
To prevent Wilson Fisk from entering an alternate realm where his wife and kid are still alive, Miles Morales and the Spider-People from other dimensions shut down his hazardous collider in the final moments of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
After the final battle, the heroes returned to their dimensions, and Miles accepted his new role as a responsible adult, both with and without his Spider-Man mask. But, Spider-Gwen managed to get in touch with him from her world, which came as quite a shock.
Cartoon News Network confirms Spider-Man: Across the Spider-release Verse’s date via a tweet on their official Twitter account. Take a look at the tweet provided below.
New look at ‘SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE’.
The film will release June 2 in theaters. pic.twitter.com/ffP8232i6l
— Cartoon News Network (@CCNCartoonNews) April 4, 2023
To head the Spider-Force, a collection of Spider-People from all around the multiverse who are tasked with safeguarding the multiverse’s integrity, Miguel O’Hara, alias Spider-Man 2099, will play a significant part in the sequel, as teased in the humorous post-credits scene of Into the Spider-Verse. In an unexpected turn of events, Miles will find himself at war with the Spider-Force and Gwen over how to deal with the threat posed by the Spot.
Gwen Stacy’s Earth-65, Spider-Man India’s Mumbattan, Spider-Man 2099’s Nueva York, Spider-’70s-inspired Punk’s New London, and a fifth universe whose identity is being closely guarded are all on the table for fans to explore.
The film will also go into the sentiments of jealousy and competition between Miles and Spider-Punk over Gwen’s affections, promising to be an intensely personal trip.
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Trailers for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
On December 5, 2021, the first sneak peek trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was released. It provided us a glimpse of the incredible journey he will take, as well as a longer-than-anticipated look at Miles and Gwen’s first reunion on screen. Click the link to preview:
On December 13, 2022, over a year later, the first official trailer was released. It gave us a glimpse of Miles’ future development as a character and introduced us to Spider-Force. Look at this:
The Cast of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Shameik Moore (Miles Morales), Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy), Jake Johnson (Peter B. Parker), Oscar Isaac (Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099), Brian Tyree Henry (Jefferson Davis), Jorma Taccone (The Vulture), Luna Lauren Vélez (Rio Morales), and others also return to lend their voices. There is little hope that Nicolas Cage’s Spider-Man Noir will appear in the upcoming film.
Jason Schwartzman (Jonathan Ohnn/The Spot), Issa Rae (Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman), Daniel Kaluuya (Hobart “Hobie” Brown/Spider-Punk), Greta Lee (Lyla, Miguel’s AI assistant), and Shea Whigham (George Stacy/father) Gwen’s have all joined the growing list of A-name voice actors. Spider-Man India, voiced by Karan Soni, is also introduced (Deadpool).
Tom Holland (Spider-Man: No Way Home) may also make an appearance, however, this has only been hinted at so far.