Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Set for Record-Breaking Opening

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to release in just a few weeks… and it seems the hype is real.

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Box Office Pro predicted the sequel to reach over $85 million during its opening weekend at the US box office. More than double the $35.4 million vs. the first movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, made during its initial weekend.

The film follows Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), who embarks on a journey through the multiverse with Gwen Stacy and a team of new Spider-People to take on a powerful villain.

The cast includes returning actors Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099 and Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man, as well as new addition Issa Rae as Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman. Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson direct the film, which features a script from Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Dave Callaham.

Last year, senior character animator Ere Santos hinted in an interview that Spider-Verse 2’s storyline was so extensive that it had to be split into two movies.

The original plan was to have a two-and-a-half-hour movie. Still, the creators felt that they needed to give the story more breathing room.

By splitting it into two movies, they could develop the story arcs more effectively. This approach allows them to set up plot points in the second movie and resolve them in the third, or not.

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