An updated version of Across the Spider-Verse has been released – with better audio

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
(Image credit: Sony)

A 'new' version of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has swung into cinemas – with a tweaked sound mix to help fix reported audio issues.

"All" prints of the Spider-Verse sequel have been updated, per Variety, even though it purportedly affected only a "handful of theaters."

Several fans had previously complained on social media about low audio levels at certain points in the film. Gwen’s opening monologue was a major cause of concern for many thanks to indecipherable sound mixing, while others have complained that Spider-Punk’s dialogue was muffled in places.

Now, though, you should be able to hear everything loud and clear – as if you needed a second reason to return to the Spider-Verse. It’ll make finding the "thousands" of Easter eggs that much easier, too.

Across the Spider-Verse, meanwhile, suffered a considerable – but not uncommon – drop in its second weekend at the box office. It fell 55% in the US to gross $55 million, bringing it to a worldwide gross of $390 million – a total that exceeds the lifetime takings of its predecessor Into the Spider-Verse.

A third movie, Beyond the Spider-Verse, hits theaters on March 29, 2024. For more on what else is coming your way, check out our guide to new superhero movies.

If you want to dive into all the shocks and surprises of Across the Spider-Verse, then thwip down to our friendly neighborhood spoiler guides to the movie:

Bradley Russell

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