After being in the dark for a few months regarding progress on the project, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse co-writer and producer Christopher Miller has given a promising update on Beyond the Spider-Verse, the animated trilogy's finale.
The new bit of information comes through a clip (via Jonathan Sim) shot during the Q&A after a special FYC screening of Across the Spider-Verse in New York City. Chris Miller gave a much-needed update on the threequel after it was taken out of Sony's release schedule back in July: "We’re in production on it... We’re really excited about where the story is going, and I think it’s a very satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. And it’s somehow even... as emotional as the other ones... We’re knee-deep in it, and here we go again."
Given who the update is coming from, the tidbit is unsurprisingly positive, but still very welcome after the recent strikes and chatter of the finale needing extra time in the oven pushed the release date (previously March 29, 2024) out of the schedule and into the unknown. Given the many claims that working on Across the Spider-Verse was rough for numerous artists, this indefinite delay represented good news, as much as we'd love to know right now what happens right after that wild cliffhanger.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was an easy win at the box office for Sony Pictures this year, grossing $690 million worldwide on a (reported) production budget of $100 million, a marked improvement over Into the Spider-Verse's $384 million haul. The Spider-Man IP, which was already Marvel's biggest, has had another huge boost this year with the release of Marvel's Spider-Man 2 on PS5. As for a potential fourth MCU-set Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland, it appears the story is still being figured out.
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