Everyone’s favorite Spider-Men (and Women…and Pig) are returning to theaters. According to Rodney Rothman, one of the film’s directors and writers, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse is receiving a national rerelease this weekend. The rerelease is being done in celebration of the film’s ‘Best Animated Feature’ win at the Oscars. Rothman announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday.
Let’s start from the beginning one last time: #Spiderverse is getting a huge re-release this weekend including tons of IMAX screens! Check it out on the BIGGEST SCREEN YOU CAN FIND. And spread the word!
— rodneyrothman (@rodneyrothman) February 27, 2019
Spiderverse will be coming to theaters across the country, on both IMAX and regular 2D screens. It’s unknown exactly how long the film will be available again but, with Captain Marvel on the horizon, I wouldn’t expect to see it in theaters any longer than March 8th.
Spiderverse received an abundance of praise upon its release for a multitude of reasons. First, it finally gave fans the Miles Morales Spider-Man they’d been begging for since Donald Glover’s days on Community. It also found a way to tell a meaningful, surprisingly mature story for an animated film. Not to mention the groundbreaking new techniques the animators employed to beautifully tell that story. It was a more-than-well-deserved Oscar.
Hollywood has certainly taken notice too as one of the film’s directors, Bob Persichetti, was recently tapped by DreamWorks to direct the Puss in Boots sequel.
Before the film’s release, Sony confirmed that work on a sequel had already begun. Joaquim Dos Santos and David Callaham are attached to direct the film, which will apparently pick up Miles’ story where Spiderverse left off. There is also a spin-off in the works set to focus more on the Spider-Women of the multiverse. Lauren Montgomery is in talks to direct that untitled film.
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse can be seen in theaters or streamed now.