If you saw Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse over opening weekend and found yourself struggling to hear a few lines, it wasn’t just you. Now, Sony Pictures has sent a new version of the movie to theaters meant to address those concerns, Variety reports.
The sound issue was reportedly isolated to a handful of theaters, but Sony updated all prints anyway. The issue was most noticeable during Gwen Stacy’s opening scene at the very beginning of the movie.
Writer and producer Phil Lord posted to Twitter about the sound issues, noting that the team mixed the movie at a volume reference level of 7–which the movie theater operators use to make sure they’re running the movie at the volume it was intended to run at.
#SpiderVerse friends! if you get to the theater early and you want a fun mission ask someone to check that the theater volume is set at reference (7)! If it sounds a bit quiet, invite them to turn it up a touch to 7.5! If they give you flack… tell them we said it was okay. pic.twitter.com/BfgKuK9uM2
— Phil Lord (@philiplord) June 2, 2023
Lord mentioned in another tweet that he “heard several theaters this weekend at 7 and they sounded great. All dialogue clear.”
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and follows the continued multiversal adventures of Miles Morales, Gwen Stacey, and other people who wear the Spider-Man mantle. Across the Spider-Verse was directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson and stars Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, and Oscar Isaac.
Make sure to check out our review of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which calls the film “a visually breathtaking movie that will constantly leave you in a dizzy awe of its trippy animation.”
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