Sony has delayed Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse by eight months as the release date has moved from October 7, 2022 to June 2, 2023.
The flick has also dropped "Part 1" from the title, but Part 2, the third movie in the animated franchise, is still in development and is set to be released on March 29, 2024.
Presently, the June 2, 2023 release date is only filled with Across the Spider-Verse, with Disney's The Little Mermaid coming out a week prior, and Paramount's Transformers: Rise of the Beasts getting released a week after.
Instead of Across the Spider-Verse, Sony’s live-action/CGI musical comedy Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, which is based on the book series by Bernard Waberm, will open over the Oct. 7-9 weekend.
Sony also announced a release date for its live-action Madame Web movie with July 7, 2023, and Sony also announced The Equalizer 3 will open in September 2023.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the sequel to 2018's Into The Spider-Verse which made over $375 million worldwide and won at the Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales in an adventure across the Multiverse
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse follows the Miles Morales Spider-Man in an adventure across the Multiverse with Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman as they take on a new powerful villain with the help of a new team of Spider-Man versions from alternate universes.
Shameik Moore returns as the titular character; Hailee Steinfeld, known for Marvel's Hawkeye is providing the voice for Gwen Stacy, with returning actors and characters including Oscar Isaac (Moon Knight) as Miguel O'Hara and Spider-Man 2099, and Jake Johnson returns as the older Peter B. Parker Spider-Man, with Issa Rae having joined the cast as the Jessica Drew Spider-Woman.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, with a script from Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Dave Callaham.