Everything We Know About the Sequel

While the superhero industry (and honestly the entire film industry as a whole) is dominated by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that hasn’t stopped others from tossing their hats into the ring. One of the biggest examples of this is Sony, who have owned the rights to one of Marvel’s most popular characters, Spider-Man, since the original 2002 film. They have mostly focused on their own universe of villains, currently with the first two Poison films and with solo films for Kraven the hunter (2023) e El Morto (2024) in the pipeline. However, there’s another significant film from Sony that no one really saw coming, and it went on to make Marvel history as the first Marvel Comics adaptation to receive a coveted Academy Award. That movie was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), which he beat Ralph rocks the internet (2018) e Incredibles 2 (2018) for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in a Historic Upset.


This is for good reason, like In the Spider-Verse is almost universally regarded as a masterful big-screen animated debut for fan-favorite comic book character Miles Morales (Shameik Moore). With the high-quality ingredients of an innovative art style, enriched characters, an emotionally compelling narrative and more, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse it’s not just a big one Spiderman film, is undoubtedly the greatest Spiderman movie never made. Now fans will be able to return to the Spider-Verse with Miles and his friends Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023), the second installment in what is now a planned trilogy.

The highly anticipated sequel is already showing fans more of what they wanted to see, mainly other universes that we didn’t see in the last film. Now we’ll see not one, not two, but six different universes in the film, each with their own distinct art style, as Miles and his band of interdimensional Spideys unite to take on a new threat. On the other side of the Ragnoverse has had a turbulent release schedule with repeated delays, so to find out everything we know so far about Miles Morales’ next adventure, simply read below to find out all the details revealed so far.


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The first trailer gives us our first look at the return to this incredible animated multiverse, albeit with some outdated information. The teaser picks up right where the last film left off, with Miles listening to the hit song In the Spider-Verse “Sunflower” by Post Malone And Swa Lee. Her relaxation is interrupted by the return of Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) through another interdimensional portal. Miles is flustered and surprised to see her crush from another dimension after their latest fling, and Gwen doesn’t explain how or why she’s returned, instead inviting “New York’s one and only Spider-Man” to come along. a tour of the city.

Suddenly, we see Miles in his spider suit dropping into new dimensions, each with their own distinct art style. As he is literally falling into the multiverse, he is interrupted by Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac), which debuted in the credits of In the Spider-Verse. Unlike the other Spider-Men Miles has encountered, this one appears to be a bit more hostile, arguing before the teaser transitions to a title card. That title card is slightly outdated, no longer having the “Part One” subtitle despite a third film being confirmed and on the way. Even the release date shown at the end of the two and a half minute trailer is no longer accurate.

Will Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse be streaming or in theaters?

Just like the last movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be a theatrical release, finally making its way to theaters in the summer. There’s no word yet on if and when the film will debut streaming, particularly given that Sony frequently partners with a variety of streaming services.

What is the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse release date

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was one of many films to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, going from its original date of April 8, 2022 to October 7, 2022. This is the date seen in the trailer above, but the film has since seen a another significant delay since then. The film is now officially scheduled for release on June 2, 2023. Hopefully we won’t see another delay, but if it means getting a sequel that lives up to the original, we’ll gladly wait.

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What is the plot of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse?

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The official plot synopsis of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse reads as follows:

Miles Morales returns for the next chapter in the OscarĀ®-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport the friendly Brooklyn-based Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-Man. The people are faced with a villain more powerful than anything they’ve ever encountered.

We don’t currently know who in Spider-Man’s vast rogues gallery is responsible for this “Multiverse of Madness” nor do we know how they’re tied together, but we do know that there will be a wide variety of characters who will be featured. Writers and producers (and the creative duo behind The LEGO Movie) Phil Lord And Christopher Miller confirmed that there will be a whopping total of 240 characters and the story takes place across six universes, making for an ambitious feat to rival even something as massive as Avengers: Finale (2019).

Who is making Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse?

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have become two of the biggest and most respected names in animation, having had major roles in The LEGO Movie, Cloudy with the possibility of meatballs (2009), The Mitchells versus the machines (2021) and more. They return to writing and producing On the other side of the Ragnoverse, and while they originally set out to do something on the same scale as the last film, the sequel has since evolved and grown to consist of the largest animated film crew ever assembled. The film will introduce a new trio of directors to lead this massive undertaking, each with industry experience Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Kemp Powers (Soul), And Justin K Thompson (Star Wars: Clone Wars). Also joining Lord and Miller in the writing department is someone experienced in writing for the Marvel multiverse, Dave Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings).

We don’t have time to list all the thousand plus crew members, but to name a couple of creative leads, we have to go back In the Spider-Verse composer Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs), publisher Mike Andrews (Shrek 2), scenographer Kevin Aymeric (Arcane) And Patrick O’Keefe (Fragile), artistic director Araiz Khalid (Mrs. Marvel), and costume designer Brooklyn El-Omar (Raya and the last dragon).

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Who is the protagonist of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse?

Miles Morales, Peter B. Parker and Gwen Stacy in costume standing together.
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Many of the first film’s cast members are returning for the sequel, most notably Shamiek Moore (Drug) and Hailee Steinfeld (Hawk eye) as Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy, respectively. The return is also Jake Johnson (New Girl) as Spidey’s mentor Peter B. Parker, Nicolas Cage (Phantom Knight) as the old Spider-Man Noir, Brian Tiree Henry (Eternals) as Miles’ father Jefferson Davis, e Luna Lauren Velez (Right) as Miles’ mother, Rio Morales. It is not known if we will see other similar characters John Mulaney (Chip and Dale: Save the rangers) like Spider-Ham or Liev Schrieber (The Origins of the X-Men: Wolverine) as Kingpin.

He also returns after his brief appearance in the credits Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Miguel O’Hara, AKA Spider-Man 2099, a version of Web-Head from a technologically advanced future. This marks the third separate Marvel continuity Isaac has been a part of, first as the titular villain in the 20th century. X-Men universe movie X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and most recently as one of the MCU’s newest stars with Knight of the Moon (2022). We also learned about this recently Issa Rae (Insecure) And Daniel Kaluya (Black Panther) will complete this new Spider-Team as Spider-Woman and Spider-Punk respectively.

While we don’t know who the main villain of the film is, we do know who some of the enemies we’ll see are Jorma Taccone (Hot Rod) such as the Vulture and Jason Schwartzmann like the Darkest Spot, which we saw in a screen still from the film earlier this year. Lastly, the supporting cast as of now is also there Shea Whigham (Agent Carter) as Gwen’s father, George Stacy, and Rachel Dratch (harley quinn) as the principal of Miles’ school.

When can we expect to see the third film in the Spider-Verse trilogy?

Even though it no longer has “Part One” in the title, On the other side of the Ragnoverse it will still be the first half of a two-part story. The continuation, currently titled Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Versewill be released less than a year later on March 29, 2024, bringing to an end this epic and groundbreaking trilogy.

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