This is tragic news for fans of this incredibly popular franchise.
In the midst of ongoing strikes and disputes that have plagued Hollywood in recent months, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse has been unexpectedly taken off Sony Pictures’ release calendar. The move has left fans and audiences wondering about the future of this highly anticipated animated superhero film.
Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse POSTPONED
Earlier this summer Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse swung into movie theaters worldwide. The film, which was the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, received incredible praise from critics and fans alike. This franchise introduced audiences to a whole new world of Spider-Man characters, with a unique animation style and a captivating storyline. It was praised not only for its stunning visuals but also for its diverse and inclusive representation of different Spider-Man iterations.
The third film was set to continue this trend of introducing audiences to new and exciting versions of this epic Spider-Man animation. When Sony announced that the film would be released on March 29, 2024, fans were overjoyed with excitement. Now, a new development has turned excitement into sadness over the latest news.
Strikes Cause Upsetting Cancellation
Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse has been delayed, with no rescheduling date given as of now. The reasoning behind the delay is likely due to the ongoing writers and actors strikes happening right now halting production. Until an agreement can be made between the studios and the talent, it is going to be impossible to continue production on this movie.
Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse is one of numerous Sony projects being pushed back from their scheduled release in cinemas this year. Kraven the Hunter has been moved from October 6, 2023, until August 40, 2024, and Gran Turismo will get a wide release on August 25, 2023, instead of August 11, 2023.
Sony has shifted its upcoming release calendar amid the strikes:
– Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse taken off the calendar (now undated)
– Kraven the Hunter has moved from Oct. 6, 2023 to Aug. 30, 2024
– Gran Turismo gets a wide release on Aug. 25 instead of Aug. 11 pic.twitter.com/azz6KrzBpA
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As this strike continues, it is likely going to cause many more delays and cancellations for all film studios. Hopefully, a resolution will be made soon, and the film from Sony Pictures Animation will come to the people soon.