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Bad News for Venom 3 as Sony Delays Two Major Spider-Verse Movies Till 2024, Will Remain Out of Theatrical Release For Full 18 Months

Sony is going all out to expand its Spider-Verse without the iconic webslinger, with many films based on many of the figures from their vast library of characters in the works. One of the most anticipated projects appears to be the planned Madame Web solo movie and the Kraven the Hunter movie. Still, it appears that fans will have to wait a little longer to plunge into another aspect of their new Marvel universe.

Morbius had already started the company’s delay train, having its release date pushed seven times before making a disappointing appearance in April 2022. This was only Sony’s third film in the Spider-Man universe, partly because of the pandemic, however, there are already plans for more in the coming years.

Dakota Johnson as Madame Web
Dakota Johnson as Madame Web

Unfortunately, according to TheDirect, Sony’s trend of delays continues, as two of the studio’s planned releases will have to wait longer than anticipated to hit the big screen.

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What are the new dates for the Spider-Man Spin-Offs?

Sony Pictures has officially postponed the release of its next two Spider-Man spin-off films. Kraven the Hunter’s original January 13, 2023 release date has been pushed back to October 6, 2023. This moves Madame Web’s release date from October 6 to February 16, 2024.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven the Hunter
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven the Hunter

In addition, Sony’s untitled Marvel film (most likely Venom 3) has been pushed back from July 12, 2024 to June 6, 2024. This means that Sony will be out of the cinematic spotlight for 18 months following Morbius. However, given how poorly that lone outing was received, this could allow the firm time to reorganize and devise a new strategy.

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The delay will give both films more time for post-production, especially because Madame Web will now be released in early 2024.

How will these delays affect Sony’s Spider-Verse?

Madame Web is the character who connects almost all of the major Spider-Verse heroes and villains. Now that Spider-Verse is in full swing, Web may take over the role of Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Johnson’s character could be able to organize the Spider forces against a common foe.

Antagonists like Loki and Thanos proved why Nick Fury gathered the Avengers for the MCU. For Web to go on a recruitment drive, Sony’s Spider-Verse would require a villain of that magnitude.

Spider-Verse
Spider-Verse

Sony may be aiming for a villain like Morlun, followed by Knull, as the main antagonist. In that sense, casting a younger actress like Dakota Johnson as Madame Web makes perfect sense. Sony would need her services for several years to put up the Spider-Verse.

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We got a long way to witness the Sony Spider-Man Universe flesh out but this delay just created a domino effect for the rest of the titles in this shared universe.

While the reason behind this move is likely to remain a secret, fans will be closely following the progress of Sony’s next films, especially because some questionable decisions have already been made in terms of the story in both excursions.

Source: TheDirect