See Miles Morales Meet Peter Parker In New Spider-Man Art
Fan art for Across the Spider-Verse shows Miles Morales meeting Tom Holland's Peter Parker.
Miles Morales has met Peter Parker, multiple Peter Parkers in fact, but in this new fan art created for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, it’s a very specific Peter he’s meeting that makes it fun to see. Tom Holland‘s variant is front and center, shaking hands with his ultimate counterpart. Though nothing has been confirmed so far, Holland’s return as a live-action Spider-Man interacting with the animated variants has been heavily rumored for months.
Surrounding the two Spider-Men in the image are some of the confirmed characters, including the returning Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) and Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac), along with newcomer Spider-Woman (Issa Rae), Spider-Punk (Daniel Kaluuya), Bag-Man (Spider-Man in a Fantastic Four costume with a “Kick Me” sign placed on his back by the Human Torch), and Scarlet Spider. Not on the poster but confirmed to be in the movie are Spider-Man India (Karan Soni) and the disheveled broken Spider-Man from the first film voiced by Jake Johnson.
The upcoming film picks up where Into the Spider-Verse left off, sending Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) across dimensions instead of having them appear in his own. We know four of them, Neuva York (home of Spider-Man 2099), Mumbattan (Spider-Man India’s stomping ground), New London, which features Spider-Punk, and Earth-65, Spider-Gwen’s dimension. Unconfirmed is the mysterious fifth dimension, but according to rumors and in line with fan demand, it will be the live-action MCU universe.
Combining live-action with animation has been done before, most notably in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but it will be amazing seeing Tom Holland swinging beside Miles Morales in the jerky yet sublimely fluid animation style of Across the Spider-Verse. Holland may not be the only live-action actor to cross over, with Donald Glover rumored to play The Prowler, Miles’ uncle from the first film and heavily alluded to in Spider-Man: Homecoming. There’s no word on if Tom Hardy will reprise his role as Venom for the film, with the main antagonist, a classic joke villain, given a serious power upgrade.
Jason Schwartzman is voicing The Spot, a strange villain who can teleport by creating “spots,” upgraded to traverse dimensions and make life miserable for the assembled Web Warriors. Joining him is The Vulture (Jorma Taccone), and for the villains, that’s all we know (according to IMDb), though the first film managed to sneak in Lady Octopus as a surprise, and technically Chasm also appears in this film. Superior Spider-Man is in, but we don’t know if it’s just a brief, silent cameo or if the Doctor Octopus-as-Spider-Man character will play a bigger part.
No matter what’s driving the plot, Across the Spider-Verse won’t have a clean ending since it’s only the first part of a two-part series. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, writers of the first film, have also compared it to Empire Strikes Back in terms of tone and story. All of our questions will be answered in a few months when the film premieres on June 2.