‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Madame Web’ Release Dates Are in Back-to-Back Months Now
Sony Pictures announced a Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse delay to June 2023 while also revealing the Madame Web release date for July 2023. While Spider-Verse is an animated action movie and Madame Web cast Dakota Johnson for a live-action adventure, Sony decided to release them in back-to-back months. After the Jared Leto Morbius movie failed to charm critics, fans worried about the future of Sony’s Spider-Man content.
When is the ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ release date?
After Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduced new fans to Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, and the tired Peter B. Parker, they could not wait for more. Phil Lord and Chris Miller wrote the screenplay, and they confirmed Spider-Verse cast members Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, and Jake Johnson to return.
They even added Oscar Isaac, who joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Moon Knight. They released a Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer, and things seemed on schedule.
However, while adding new Spider-Verse cast members like Issa Rae, they announced Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1) would be delayed from Oct. 7, 2022, to June 2, 2023.
They also set the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 2) release date for March 29, 2024.
Strangely, Sony scheduled another Spider-Man spinoff, Madame Web, to release barely a month after Across the Spider-Verse.
When is the ‘Madame Web’ release date?
After Venom, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Morbius, Sony wanted to expand their Spider-Man universe. They announced Dakota Johnson would play the clairvoyant hero. However, they did not give a Madame Web release date at the time.
Amidst the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse release date delay, Sony announced Madame Web would release on July 7, 2023.
While Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has performed record-breakingly well in the MCU, Sony has struggled to establish its own universe.
And with a lackluster response to the Morbius post-credits scene, the Sony Spider-Man movies have been thrown into question.
The future of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe is in question after ‘Morbius’
While the Tom Hardy Venom movies have their critics, they have enough bizarre charm to have their fans. However, Morbius fell short even for fans of the Venom movies.
And Sony still has plans for a Kraven the Hunter movie. Some fans are even calling for all live-action Spider-Man rights to go to Marvel Studios.
If Sony were to give the rights back, it would throw Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1) and (Part 2) release dates and production into doubt. It would also affect Madame Web. While Spider-Verse certainly proved successful enough to continue production, Madame Web might find itself on the chopping block.
As countless company mergers occur, and character rights jump from studio to studio, Sony needs another win under their belts on the superhero front.