Spider-Man, aka Miles Morales, is back in the upcoming animated sequel, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” Continuing from where the events of the 2018 film left off, Miles will face new foes and new challenges. Sony Pictures dropped a new trailer for the film this week.
‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ Trailer Hits The Web
The new trailer is mostly built around Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) having a heart-to-heart conversation with his mother. Miles’ mother may not yet know she is Spider-Man, but she also knows her son is on a journey of going out into the world and discovering himself. She asks Miles to promise to watch out for the little boy she raised and “never forgets where he came from.”
The new movie will see Miles Morales reunite with his old ally, Gwen Stacy (aka Spider-Woman, voiced once again by Hailee Steinfeld. They are catapulted into a new journey that takes them across the Multiverse, encountering a new team of Spider-People, including Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099 (voiced by Oscar Isaac). There is also Issa Rae as another interdimensional Spider-Woman, aka Jessica Drew.
In “Across the Spider-Verse,” this new team of Spider-People is charged with protecting the Multiverse’s existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles himself will be pitted against the other Spider heroes, and he must redefine what it means to be a hero to save the ones he loves most.
The trailer also shows footage of Miles clashing with Miguel, so it looks like it will be the Miles Morales Spidey vs. Spidey 2099 at one point in the film. The last “Spider-Verse” movie had a unique art and animation style paying homage to comic book art and panels, and it looks like the sequel is definitely upping the ante in terms of that style.
The first installment in the film series, “Into the Spider-Verse,” was a big hit for Sony Pictures, grossing $190 million domestically and $375 million worldwide. The film was beloved by critics, scoring 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. It later won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2019.
Sony Pictures clearly has a lot of faith in the animated film series, conceived by writers and producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, as they were given carte blanche to make two more sequels back-to-back. “Across the Spider-Verse” is directed by Justin K. Thompson, Joaquim Dos Santos, and Kemp Powers.
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is directed by Justin K. Thompson, Joaquim Dos Santos, and Kemp Powers. It’s produced by Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, and Christina Steinberg. The film arrives in theaters on June 2, 2023.
Other cast members for the animated sequel include Daniel Kaluuya (“Nope,” “Get Out,” “Black Panther) as Spider-Punk, Jason Schwartzman as The Spot, Bryan Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis, Shea Whigham as Captain Stacy, and Jake Johnson as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” will be released exclusively in theaters on June 2, 2023. The third installment in the trilogy, “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse,” will follow on March 29, 2024.