See Miles Morales And A Slew Of New Spider-People In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

By Douglas Helm | Published

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The official trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has arrived and there are Spider-Men everywhere. The trailer starts off relatively low-key, with Miles Morales having a heart-to-heart conversation with his mom. Then we enter the multiverse and see tons of alternate universe Spider-People, including Issa Rae’s Spider-Woman and Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099.

The Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer is definitely one that is ripe for multiple rewatches, with tons of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameos. In the first glimpse of the trailer, you can see alternate Spider-Men like Bombastic Bag-Man, Peter Parker and Miles Morales from the 2018 Insomniac video game, Spider Lady, and more. Eagle-eyed fans will be combing through this trailer for a while to see all of the obscure characters and references.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will once again follow Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) as he teams up with Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) to explore the Spider-Verse and face a new villain known as The Spot (Jason Schwartzman). Other returning stars include Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker, Luna Lauren Velez as Rio Morales, and Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis. Along with Issa Rae and Oscar Isaac, Daniel Kaluuya will also be joining the fray as Spider-Punk, with Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, and Shea Whigham also cast in various roles.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the follow-up to the incredibly successful Sony animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The film was incredibly well-received and was considered a benchmark in animation, even winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film that year. The film also was a smash hit at the box office, bringing in $384.2 million worldwide.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson with a script from Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham. Amy Pascal, Avi Arad, and Christina Steinberg serve as producers along with Lord and Miller. Peter Ramsey and Aditya Sood executive produce the project.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is undoubtedly the most well-regarded and well-received Spider-Man-related project that Sony has made without the Disney-owned Marvel, with other live-action efforts like Morbius falling flat. They’ll be looking to recreate that success with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and the follow-up films, they currently have planned. They already have a sequel titled Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse set for release the following year and a spin-off led by the Gwen Stacy, Jessica Drew, and Cindy Moon characters.

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Of course, Sony recently shared a massive Spider-Man success with Disney when they released Spider-Man: No Way Home last year. The film became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, shattering records for both studios. But with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Sony doesn’t have to share the success with Disney.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to hit theaters on June 2, 2023, so we’ll get to see all of the spider mayhem on the big screen. We won’t have too long to wait for the follow-up, as Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse is set for a March 29, 2024 release date. In the meantime, this trailer should give us plenty of theory ammo until the next trailer comes out.