This past Wednesday while discussing many of their upcoming film projects, SONY shared some news regarding some of their upcoming Spider-Man related projects they have currently in the works. Some Good, and some bad.
First the good news. The female lead Spider-Man spin-off film, Madame Web, now has an official release date of July 7th, 2023.
The film will star Dakota Johnson as the titular Madame Web. A telepath who is able to see visions of the future and is a frequent on-again off-again ally to Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. The film will supposedly feature the Julia Carpenter version of the character as opposed to the Cassandra Webb version.
With SONY expanding their Spider-Man Cinematic Universe with next year’s Kraven the Hunter in January and Madame Web in July not much is known beyond a few names like Black Cat, Nightwatch, Prowler, Silver Sable, Sinister Six and a few others. However with the recent box office disappointment that was Jared Leto’s Morbius the company should be more cautious to try and avoid the same situation they were in with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014.
Now onto the bad news. The follow-up to the popular 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, has now been delayed. The film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One has been moved from its October 7th, 2022 release date to June 2nd, 2023.
The film’s first release date was meant to be April 8th, 2022 but was delayed due to concerns over COVID-19. It is believed this second delay is another reaction to potential COVID-19 related issues.
The film is set to not only see the return of Miles Moralis, Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker, but also Oscar Isaac as Spider-Man 2099 and Issa Rae as Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman.
The film’s sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part Two has had its release date set as March 29th, 2024.
What do you think? Are you excited for Madame Web? Are you disappointed that they delayed Across the Spider-Verse?
Sources: comicbook.com 1, 2
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