Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse joins the ranks of longest animated films with its 2+ hour runtime

The upcoming sequel to Into the Spider-Verse will center around Miles and Gwen's relationship and will introduce several new alternate universes.

Exploring the Spider-Verse multiverse is no small feat, even if you have a cluster of Spider-Man variants to help you out. It's no wonder then that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will feature one of the longest runtimes for an animated film.

As per Twitter user Cryptic HD QUALITY, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse's official DCP (Digital Cinema Package) runtime will be 140 minutes, which translates to 2 hours and 20 minutes. This report has been backed up by AMC Theaters.

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is reported to have a runtime of 140 minutes, making it the second longest Western animated feature film in history.

Should this information hold true, it would mean that the upcoming Sony Pictures animated film will become the second longest Western animated feature film in history. The only film with a longer runtime is the 2011 Hungarian film, The Tragedy of Man, which clocks in at 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Attendees at last month's CinemaCon were treated to a 14-minute sneak peek of Across the Spider-Verse. The footage showcased a grounded Miles Morales, making a daring escape with the aid of Gwen Stacy, who emerges from a portal from another dimension. In the clip, Miles and Gwen can be seen discussing how to stop the dimensions from collapsing, as well as Gwen's father and the potential risks of a romantic relationship between them.

Set one year after the events of 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the upcoming sequel sees Miles crossing paths with a new team of Spider-People called the Spider-Society, who are on a mission to prevent the universes from colliding.

However, Miles finds himself at odds with the team's leader, Miguel O'Hara, also known as Spider-Man 2099. What's more, there's a looming threat from the notorious supervillain The Spot, who has previously appeared in Disney XD's Marvel's Spider-Man.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the most anticipated film of summer 2023.

Despite the fact that Miles Morales is a character from Marvel Comics, Across the Spider-Verse is not linked to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nonetheless, the latest trailer features a scene alluding to the events that took place in the MCU's 2021 film, Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Several actors from the 2018 film will be reprising their roles in the cast, which includes:

  • Shameik Moore as Miles Morales / Spider-Man
  • Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman
  • Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man
  • Issa Rae as Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman
  • Daniel Kaluuya as Hobart "Hobie" Brown / Spider-Punk
  • Karan Soni as Pavitr Prabhakar / Spider-Man India
  • Jason Schwartzman as Jonathan Ohnn / The Spot
  • Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis
  • Luna Lauren Vélez as Rio Morales
  • Oscar Isaac as Miguel O'Hara / Spider-Man 2099

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to hit theaters on June 2.

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