Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Is Like Another Massive MCU Movie?

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was initially just as ambitious as Avengers: Endgame.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Published

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the sequel to the animated cinema game changer that was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The second installment of the Spider-Verse franchise is the next out of three that have been planned for the series, though the sequel and trequel were initially intended to be one big movie. In fact, the lead animator for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse says that the film was first written with an ending as big as Avengers: Endgame, according to Movieweb.

Though it’s certain that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is sure to be a thrilling ride, it was originally supposed to be even more fast-paced and even higher-energy than the trailer suggests it’s going to be. According to the lead editor on the project, Ere Santos, the second and third Spider-Verse films were initially only going to be one movie with a single, tightly packed story. Santos said that the first pitch for the film called for only a two-and-a-half-hour movie with a story as big as Avengers: Endgame

While Santos was up for the challenge of creating a multi-verse world (plus satisfying character arcs) in under three hours, the movie was eventually split into two films, allowing more breathing room for story and development. Santos claims that despite doubling the screen time, the story is still as ambitious as any film out of the MCU.

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is an ambitious animated feature that aims to take on the entire Marvel multiverse with a large team of Spider-People at the center. The film comes after Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which introduced us to a few Spideys who came together across different timelines to defeat the infamous crime lord, Kingpin. Now, the gang is back and adding more characters to their crew, as we’ve seen in the latest trailer.

Along with Spider-Gwen, Miles Morales will join a bunch of Spider-People as they take on a new fan-favorite villain, the Spot. This powerful foe can create interdimensional portals at will, which not only makes him a strong enemy but also opens up an infinite world of possibilities for the plot. It’s possible the new Spider-Verse film will show audiences new versions of Mile’s New York City or even brand-new universes never before imagined. While the plot of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is still mostly unknown, it is sure to be a giant adventure, just like the first film was.

Sony Pictures blew audience expectations out of the water when they released Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The film featured a striking animation style different from anything audiences had seen before. They combined their innovative art with bold storytelling interlaced with a heartwarming, entertaining adventure. It went on to win Best Animated Feature Film at the 91st Academy Awards. 

While Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has big shoes to fill as it follows its predecessor, the fact that the studio split the story into two films just means that audiences are sure to find even more spectacular moments that will eventually lead up to an epic finale when the trilogy ends.