Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is one of the best movies of the modern age. It is the first Spider-Man movie to deal with the fracturing multiverse, so it’s no surprise that news of the sequel’s delayed release is difficult to accept.
Even though we haven’t seen the movies yet, we do have their names. Director Phil Lord and producer Chris Miller announced Monday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that their Spider-Verse sequels will be entitled Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse.
Those are not the only things. There will reportedly be 240 characters and six universes. Issa Rae will portray Jessica Drew (the superhero Spider-Man 2099), and roughly 230 other characters. Comparatively, Spider-Verse (2018) featured about 40 characters.
“You can’t make a movie that was based on being unique and ground-breaking and then just do the same thing over again,” said Miller. “So we had to, you know, try and break new ground. And in so it was way bigger, is the largest crew of an animated movie ever.”
“That’s true,” added Lord. “We broke a record on the first Spider-Verse. The original record was five hundred or so crew members. The first spider has broken with eight hundred. This movie has a thousand people working on it.”
We can expect an amazing movie as everything is far bigger this time around, the writer-producers revealed during Sony’s presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Monday.
The film, initially slated for release in October, the film has been delayed we can assume it is probably because it contains 240 characters. Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse will (hopefully) swing into theatres next year, with its sequel, Beyond The Spider-Verse, debuting in 2024.
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