Beyond The Spider-Verse will feature more of Spider-Punk's world

Spider-Punk in Across the Spider-Verse
(Image credit: Sony)

Right on, lads. Beyond the Spider-Verse is all set to visit the world of Hobie Brown (Daniel Kaluuya) in the upcoming Spider-Verse threequel. Writer-producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller revealed the news during a chat on Deadline’s Crew Call podcast.

"Visiting Spider-Punk's world is one of many crazy mixed media adventures that we're going to have in [Beyond the Spider-Verse]. It'll be a whole new feast for the eyes," the filmmaking duo teased.

We had previously only seen glimpses of Spider-Punk's backstory during Across the Spider-Verse, with Hobie also revealing that Gwen occasionally dropped by Spider-Punk's anarchic universe. 

The reference to 'mixed media' could also hint at more live-action crossovers and cameos, particularly in the vein of Donald Glover's surprise appearance as the Prowler. Might we also see a live-action sequence that was cut from Across the Spider-Verse? Here's hoping.

Beyond the Spider-Verse is set to swing into cinemas on March 29, 2024, but some fans' Spider-Senses are tingling – and they're expecting a delay.

Exhibit A: The movie's release date has been removed from the official Spider-Verse Twitter account. Coupled with the fact that Spider-Gwen actor Hailee Steinfeld seemingly hasn't recorded her lines yet, many suspect our return to Earth-42 could be pushed back slightly.

Sony, meanwhile, have another Spider-Man-centric release coming out this year. A Kraven the Hunter movie, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is set for release in cinemas on October 6.

For more on what else is coming to theaters, check out our movie release dates calendar and guide to upcoming movies. Then be sure to check out our Spider-Verse explainers, including:


Bradley Russell

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