In this contemporary age, multiverses have become the subject of great interest, however, when it comes to the multiverse, nobody executes it quite like Spider-Man, or more specifically, Miles Morales. Approximately five years subsequent to the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” gracing the cinemas, the sequel, “Across the Spider-Verse,” is scheduled to premiere this June, and Sony has published the concluding trailer for the impending animated film.
In 2018’s “Into the Spider-Verse,” the viewers were acquainted with Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), an ordinary adolescent from New York City, whose life transforms after being bitten by a radioactive spider and taking up the Spider-Man mantle of his universe after the deceased Peter Parker (Chris Pine). The film further saw him collaborate with multiple versions of Spider-Man (or Spider-Women, or Spider-Hams) to salvage the multiverse, including Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson) and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld). The movie generated $384.3 million worldwide, with a budget of $90 million, and was broadly praised for its animation, ultimately winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the Academy Awards of that year.
Miles Morales, the protagonist of the upcoming animated film “Across the Spider-Verse,” is back in action with Gwen for a new adventure. This time, instead of bringing characters from other dimensions to his own world, Miles embarks on a journey across multiple universes to defeat a new villain who wants to destroy them all. The movie features Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, and Jake Johnson, along with Brian Tyree Henry and Luna Lauren Vélez as Miles’ parents. Reportedly, the film will also introduce 240 new characters and Spider-People.
Oscar Isaac, who portrayed the Miguel O’Hara Spider-Man in “Into the Spider-Verse,” reprises his role as the leader of the Spider-Force, a team of protectors from the multiverse. Other members include Issa Rae as the Jessica Drew Spider-Woman, Daniel Kaluuya as Spider-Punk, and Karan Soni as Spider-Man India. The cast also includes Jason Schwartzman and Jorma Taccone as the villains The Spot and Vulture, respectively, and Shea Whigham as Gwen’s father George Stacy.
This time, the film will be directed by Kemp Powers, Joaquim Dos Santos, and Justin K. Thompson. The script for the feature was written by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham. The movie was initially slated for release in October 2022, but due to pandemic complications, it was postponed until June 2, 2023. The producers include Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, and Christina Steinberg.
Fans of the franchise can also look forward to a third film, “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse,” scheduled to be released nine months after “Across the Spider-Verse,” in March 2024. Check out the new trailer for “Across the Spider-Verse” below.