Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Fully Embraces the Multiverse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse features stunning animations. | via Sony Pictures

by | Dec 14, 2022

The latest trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse just dropped, giving us a glimpse as Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), or Spider-Woman, get entangled with the multiverse, and more Spider-People, a lot more Spider-People.

The trailer opens up on a really heartwarming note, with Rio Morales (Luna Lauren Vélez), Miles’ mother, sharing her vulnerabilities about her growing son wanting to go out in the world and do great big things.

The story seemingly beings right where the last Into the Spider-Verse left off: with Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy appearing before a portal in from of Miles lying on his bed (listening to “Sunflower”), wondering if Miles wants to “get out of here.” A journey through the multiverse surely wouldn’t be the first idea one would have for a leisurely tip, even if they were Spider-Man, but hey, I’m not complaining.

The first thing noticeable about the movie is how visually stunning it is, outdoing even the already mesmerizing animation of the original Spider-Verse movie. The movie then progresses to Miles’ ventures across multiple universes, and with different art styles.

The new trailer also gives glimpses of some new faces, like Issa Rae’s Spider-Woman, who is pregnant in the movie. While the original trailer teased a battle between Miles and Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac), the new trailer one-ups it by Miles taking on numerous Spider-People from different universes.

The new trailer also gives a flashback of the Stan Lee cameo from Into the Spider-Verse, who sold Miles his Spider-Man costume.

While the trailer doubles down on the journey across universes, we still did not get even a single look at some other key characters from the movie, specifically the Spot (Jason Schwartzman), a man whose body is covered in interdimensional portals.

The official synopsis of the movie from Sony Pictures is as follows:

After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was originally scheduled for an April 2022 release but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The movie is now scheduled to be released on June 2, 2023, but this will not be the last we see of Miles Morales’ ventures. A third film titled Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse is already in the works and is expected to release on March 29, 2024.