Sony has pushed back the release date of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse’s sequel, the films’ official Twitter account has confirmed. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is now scheduled for release on June 2nd, 2023, rather than October 7th this year. Sony originally said its Spider-verse sequel would arrive on April 8th 2022.
It’s not immediately clear what’s caused the most recent delay, but Across the Spider-Verse’s writer and producer Christopher Miller tweeted that it has offered the team “More time to make it great.”
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the first of two sequels Sony is planning in its animated Spider-Man film series, with the second part planned for release on March 29th, 2024. Additionally, Spider-Man spinoff Madame Web will release on July 7th, 2023, Deadline reports.
The animated sequels follow the latest live action Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland — Spider-Man: No Way Home — which was the highest grossing movie of last year. For a better look at Across the Spider-Verse, check out its debut trailer from last year.