There Are Two Versions of ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ In Theatres

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse has left fans in awe of its breathtaking visuals, gripping storytelling, and innovative narrative structure. This highly anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking 2018 film has shattered expectations and records, crossing US$500 million at the global box office and delivering a cinematic experience that pushes the boundaries of animation and superhero storytelling.

In the spirit of the multiverse, it turns out that there’s more than one version of the film in theatres. Andrew Leviton, Associate Editor on Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, confirmed on Twitter that there are (at least) two versions of the movie being screened, and that he “was wondering when people might start noticing.”

This includes differences in a scene where Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099 (played by Oscar Isaac) is communicating with Lyla, his AI assistant; as well as slightly different dialogue in a scene featuring the film’s main villain, The Spot (Jason Schwartzman).

This isn’t the first time a film has offered multiple versions for fans to enjoy in theatres. Most notably, when Clue released in 1985, different cinemas screened three separate versions, each featuring a different ending. This concept allowed viewers to experience the film with various outcomes, adding an element of unpredictability and rewatch value.

Time will tell if we’ll see a similar gimmick play out in the sequel, Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse.