The first footage of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse reveals a battle with Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man 2099, and villain The Vulture.
The first 15 minutes of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse has been revealed at CinemaCon. The first of two planned sequels to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, the newest entry is a continuation of the journey of Miles Morales’ Spider-Man, along with his Spider-Verse pals, including Spider-Gwen and Spider-Man 2099. Shameik Moore returns to voice Miles, while Hailee Steinfeld will reprise her role as Gwen Stacy. Rounding out the cast is Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, and Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is the first installment of the two-part sequel and will debut on June 2, 2023. The sequel, Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse, is set to drop on March 29, 2024. The directing team of Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson will take the helm for both films, which are written by Dave Callaham, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller. Initially, the first Spider-Verse sequel was to release in 2022, but was recently bumped back 8 months, presumably to have enough time to complete the massive endeavor.
While at CinemaCon, Screen Rant was on hand during Sony’s presentation, which confirmed new details about the upcoming film and screened the first 15 minutes of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse. The footage revealed a battle with Spider-Gwen and Spider-Man 2099 fighting off the famed Spider-Man villain, The Vulture. Check out the footage description below:
The footage starts in Gwen’s dimension, then shifts to Miles Morales’ dimension. Then the two get together (Gwen’s on Earth 65). Gwen sneaks back in and her dad tells her, “We caught a break in the Spider-Woman case.” It’s obvious that she and dad have a strained relationship. The Vulture is then seen attacking in the city, prompting Gwen to change into her Spider-Gwen costume. Her father is already on the scene and tells fellow officers to look out for Spider-Woman. He then gets webbed to his car. Gwen keeps him safe and runs inside to fight Vulture. He looks wild. He’s sepia toned and doesn’t match her animation style, looking like an Italian Renaissance sketch. He also has a funny Italian accent. Suddenly, a portal opens and Spider-Man appears (also in a different animation style) and proceeds to beat Vulture down.
It’s revealed that the end of first movie messed up the multiverse and bad guys are getting shot into the wrong dimensions. Spider-Man 2099 calls for back-up, while another portal opens up, and Jessica Drew comes out on a motorcycle. She’s a pregnant black lady with a big afro, rocking a 70s vibe. A helicopter crashes into a building and all three Spider characters use webs to stop it from hitting the ground and killing everyone. Gwen is then cornered by her father, Captain Stacy, saying she’s under arrest for the murder of Peter Parker. She then removes her mask to reveal that she is his daughter and he’s both shocked and heartbroken. He begins to read her Miranda rights. Suddenly, Miguel/Spider-Man 2099 and Jessica Drew save her. They agree to take her through their portal to stop the other Spidey’s fixing the multiverse.
The footage then cuts to Earth 610 (Miles Morales universe). He’s late for a meeting with his parents and a student advisor. He’s got a B in Spanish and has missed a bunch of classes. He wants to go to Columbia U, but his mom wants him to stay in Brooklyn. He wants to study dark matter and “learn how to travel to other dimensions” with his dad saying, “that sounds like a fake job.” Miles Spider-sense goes off suddenly and he has to leave. Miles’ dad also has to leave because he gets a call on his radio of a super-villain disturbance. The guidance counselor tells Miles’ mom, “He’s lying to you and I think you know it.”
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is expected to be much bigger in size and scope than the previous installment, starting with the number of characters in the film, which is jumping from 40 to 240. Who those characters will be and how integral a role they play has yet to be revealed, but it’s a significant addition to the franchise and shows that Sony is aiming high with the ambitious project. The newly revealed footage for Spider-Verse 2 highlights the impressive team-ups that are bound to come while also hinting at some thrilling action. In addition to the characters that are already known to appear, it’s likely that some of the other Spider-Verse characters from the first film, such as Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham, and Penny Parker, could also reappear in some capacity. However, they have yet to be confirmed. Either way, the sequel is packing the Spider-Heroes in for this one.
With outstanding critical reception to the first film and a plethora of avenues still to explore, the animated Spider-Verse films have a lot going for them, and that’s on top of Sony’s other Marvel projects. With Venom 3, Kraven: The Hunter, Madame Web, Beyond The Spider-Verse, and the just-announced El Muerto, Sony is showing no signs of slowing down on their superhero branch. It has certainly benefited greatly from the MCU crossovers, but is now slowly gaining momentum as its own standalone universe. Hopefully, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse will continue that momentum, but if it’s anywhere near as good as the first film, then that shouldn’t be a problem.
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