Sony Pictures has announced that the theatrical release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is being pushed back from October 7th of this year to June 2nd, 2023. Its prior release slot will instead be filled by the live-action/CGI musical comedy Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.
Across the Spider-Verse is the first of a two-part sequel to 2018’s Into the Spider-Verse, coming from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse II has been confirmed for a March 29th, 2024 release.
Shameik Moore returns as the voice of Miles Morales, a teenage Spider-Man who is transported to another universe where he comes into contact with Spider-Man 2099 (aka Miguel O’Hara), voiced by Oscar Isaac. They will join forces with a new team of Spider-People to face off against a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.
The returning cast also includes Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen and Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker/older Spider-Man, with Issa Rae joining the sequel as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman.
Though fans are likely disappointed about the added eight-month wait, the new June 2023 release date promises an exciting summer for Spider fans. Also announced is Madame Web’s premiere date, which has been set for July 7th, 2023, and will star Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney.