Last evening at the Regal LA Live theatre, Sony Pictures celebrated the world premiere of its new animated superhero film, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” The sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) and is set in a shared multiverse of alternate universes called the “Spider-Verse”. The film is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson (in their feature directorial debuts), from a screenplay written by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham. Shameik Moore voices Miles, starring alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Vélez, Jake Johnson, Jason Schwartzman, Issa Rae, Karan Soni, Daniel Kaluuya and Oscar Isaac.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is scheduled for theatrical release in the United States on June 2, 2023, delayed from an initial October 2022 date because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A third film, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, is scheduled for release on March 29, 2024, while a female-focused spin-off film is in development.
Attendees at the red carpet event included stars Daniel Kaluuya, Shea Whigham, Danielle Perez, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Vélez, Issa Rae, Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Daniel Kaluuya, Jake Johnson, Daniel Pemberton, Rachel Dratch and Christina Steinberg.