Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse updates are coming hot and heavy, and it is almost time for the sequel to Into the Spider-Verse to hit theaters. Set in Sony’s Spider-Verse, the movie featuring the popular Marvel character Miles Morales is set to return to the spotlight for a new animated two-part tale. Whereas Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman directed the first installment, Joaquim Dos Santos is taking the helm of the untitled sequel. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse arrived in 2018, introducing the movie world to a new Spider-Man in NYC teenager Miles Morales.
Originally appearing in the Marvel Ultimates comic book line, The young teenager from Brooklyn took on the mantle of Spider-Man following the superhero’s death. In the first movie, Miles teamed up with other Spider-heroes from alternate dimensions to stop Wilson Fisk from destroying the world. The animated feature film was met with universal acclaim, winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. The success guaranteed a sequel, and it will end up with two of them as Across the Spider-Verse brings in several Spider-Man variants for a two-part movie adventure, released in 2023 and 2024. The two movies will see Miles realize there are more variants than he ever believed.
The Latest Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse News
The biggest news for fans of the MCU is that Tom Holland might be coming on to play that version of Spider-Man in the movie. The Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse updates came from The Hot Mic Podcast, which revealed that there was a delay on the movie because Sony wanted to secure Tom Holland to come in to bring the MCU Spider-Man into the movie in one way or another. This would be great, as Miles Morales has dealt with at least two Peter Parkers, but this would put him in contact with the one that movie fans all know and love. However, until an official announcement, this is mostly a rumor.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Release Date
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse updates indicate production work for the untitled Into the Spider-Verse sequel commenced in late 2019, around the time the studio confirmed the title was greenlit. Sony revealed the release date of April 8, 2022. However, production on Across the Spider-Verse was shut down in 2020 and ended up being delayed for well over a year. The good news is that it is finished now, and the movie is coming very soon, with the sequel set to follow just one year after it. Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse hits theaters on June 2, 2023, and the sequel arrives on March 29, 2024.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Cast
Shameik Moore is reprising his role as Miles Morales for the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel. Moore will reunite with his former co-star Hailee Steinfeld, returning to the sequel to voice Gwen Stacy, the Spider-Hero from another dimension. Steinfeld, of course, also plays the live-action version of Kate Bishop in the MCU series Hawkeye. Jake Johnson returns as Peter B. Parker, the Spider-Man variant who helped train Miles in the first movie. Brian Tyree Henry (Jefferson Davis) and Luna Lauren Velez (Rio Morales) also return as Miles’ parents.
There are some newcomers as well, based on Across The Spider-Verse updates. Returning from the post-credit scene in the first movie, Oscar Isaac is back as Miguel O’Hara – Spider-Man 2099. Jessica Drew’s Spider-Woman will make her film debut, with actor Issa Rae taking on the role. Daniel Kaluuya will join the fun as Hobie Brown, also known as Spider-Punk. There are two new villains as well, with Jorma Taccone as Vulture and Jason Schwartzman as The Spot. Of note, Nicolas Cage will not be returning as Spider-Man Noir.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Story Details
While Into the Spider-Verse featured several notable Spider-people like Peter B. Parker, Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Woman, the sequel will look to expand on that idea ten-fold. Not only are Gwen and Peter B. Parker coming back, but Spider-Man 2099 and Spider-Punk will both join the cast. From the look of the trailer, there is a danger to all the multiverse versions of the Spider-heroes, and it looks like they have to face Miles Morales when the heroes disagree on what they need to do to stop the villains. The trailer shows Gwen going to Miles, possibly to warn him, but Spider-Man 2099 is no-nonsense in saving the world.
However, the movie also features two villains. The Vulture and Spot are both listed as the primary villains in the Across The Spider-Verse updates. Most fans know Vulture by now, but it is Spot that seems like the really dangerous one. In Marvel Comics, he is a man who has the power to open up portals that can lead anywhere, and this includes the multiverse. He is extremely powerful, but also not completely sure of himself when it comes to using his powers in the comics. It is likely The Spot that opens up portals into the multiverse, that starts to unstring the Web of Life.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Trailer
There is a Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer and in it, Miles Morales is going about his life with his parents after the events of the first movie. However, while grounded in his room, Spider-Gwen shows up and convinces him to come with her to talk. This then leads to a huge moment of jumping through the multiverse and the arrival of faces like Spider-Man 2099. The trailer makes it appear like the Spider-heroes from the multiverse were fighting Miles, and Gwen even said she thought they were supposed to be heroes. It is clear there will be conflict, but despite the trailer, Miles will almost surely team up with these heroes to save the universe.
How Many Spider-Man Variants Are In Across The Spider-Verse?
From the sound of it, two of the Spider-Man variants won’t be back for this movie. The Across The Spider-Verse updates indicate that Nic Cage’s Spider-Noir and Spider-Ham won’t be around in this movie. However, with Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Punk, and possibly Tom Holland’s MCU Spider-Man, there will be more than enough. There also looks to be countless others, even if just in glancing cameos. With Miles, Gwen, and Peter B. Parker, that makes five main Spider-Man variants alone. However, Jessica Drew will make her movie debut as Spider-Woman, the oldest known variant in Marvel Comics after the main Spider-Man.
There are more. In the trailer, there is a black costume Spider-Man, bringing back memories of the Venom-controlled Spider-Man before the symbiote found Eddie Brock. There is what looks like a Spider-Man in a Tron-style costume, which was a Marvel Comics character in a 2010 storyline. Both of the PlayStation Spider-Man heroes (Peter and Miles) clearly showed up in the trailer as well. There is an armored Spider-Man, teasing the ’90s Spider-Man: The Animated Series hero. Iron Spider is in the trailer, as are Manga-Spider-Man and Spider-Cop.
Peter and Mary Jane’s daughter from a future timeline, Annie May, is coming as Spiderling. Lady Spider, Bag-Man, Werewolf Spider-Man, Future Foundation Spider-Man, and most excitedly, Ben Reilly’s Scarlet Spider also showed up in the trailer. That is 21 different known Spider-Man variants alone, and there will surely be more. Marvel Comics has an ongoing Spider-Man title with his multiverse variants, and heroes like Silk and even a Kraven Spider-Man. With Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, the sky is the limit.