Has Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse been delayed?

Chris Studley
A still from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, the sequel to Across the Spider-Verse, is due to hit cinemas next year – but is it likely to be delayed?

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse continued the saga of the alternate universes and journeys of Miles Morales and Peter Parker.

The next installment of the franchise, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse is currently in production and already has a release date of March 29, 2024.

But, will that actually happen? There’s serious doubt that Beyond the Spider-Verse will hit theaters on time.

Will the Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse movie be delayed?

On July 28, Deadline reported that Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse has been delayed indefinitely. There had previously been significant rumblings that the movie would be delayed, and it appears that the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike has only compounded the issues the movie is facing.

Several individuals that have worked on the film told Vulture that over 100 people left the project as a result of the working conditions, which included 11-hour days and seven-day weeks. However, quite a few have stayed in order to make sure that “their work survived until the end.”

Additionally, people on the production side stated that things are still in the early development stages, since so much attention was put on Across the Spider-Verse in order to ensure that it went out on time.

Thus, it shouldn’t be a shock that one animator for the Spider-Man franchise bluntly stated that there is no way that Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse will be released in March 2024.

In a recent interview with Comic Book, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller addressed the possibility of it being delayed. “I would say that just like we’re going to take the time necessary to make Beyond the Spider-Verse great,” Lord said. “And we won’t back into a release date that doesn’t fit,” Miller added.

However, despite all these reports and rumblings, neither Sony nor Marvel has given any indication that the movie’s release date will be pushed back. For right now, Beyond the Spider-Verse is still pegged for a release on March 29, 2024.

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