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'Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse: Part One' Swings To Summer 2023

has had quite the last few years. After selling their Sony Pictures Animation titles to streaming for a couple of years, the studio's presence came back in a big way last December with Spider-Man: No Way Home's Billion dollar box office. 

Sony has just announced a major reshuffle of several of their upcoming releases- SPA titles included. The major change is that the eagerly anticipated Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse sequels have moved back. Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse: Part One has been moved from October 7 2022 all the way to June 2, 2023.  Part Two will now be released in March 29, 2024.  Another Sony Pictures Animation title Lyle Lye Crocodile has been moved into the now vacant October 7 slot.

Sony hasn't given a specific reason for the delays, although they did announce that the films will be screening in IMAX format alongside the regular release. While delays are always disappointing- especially for a film as keenly awaited as this- if it means a better film in the end then it will be worth it.

The first film was so universally beloved that there is a great deal of pressure on this to live up to. (PhilLord and (Chris) Miller have a bit of a mixed track record with sequels- 22 Jump Street was well received, but The LEGO Movie 2 and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (neither of which they directed) had much more muted responses, critically and commercially.

Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse Part One will be directed by Kemp Powers, Joaquim Dos Santos and Justin K. Thompson, with the script written by Lord and Miller alongside Dave Callaham (Shang-Chi and The Legend Of The 10 Rings).