Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer explained


It’s a great time to be a Spider-Man fan as Sony Pictures has released the first official look at the long awaited Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One. The first official look dropped during Comic Con Experience and it’s awesome. The sequel will be directed by Joaquin Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson with David Callaham, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller writing. The film will see the return of Shamiek Moore voicing Miles Morales and Hailee Steinfled voicing Gwen Stacy. 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One sees Miles Morales reuniting with Gwen Stacy and joining forces with a new team of Spider-Men across the multiverse facing off against a villain more powerful than anything they’ve ever encountered. Miles Morales has grown quite a bit since we last saw him become the new Spider-Man of Earth-1610. In the trailer, we see Gwen Stacy reuniting with Miles using a device that can travel through the multiverse. Inferring what the device Gwen is wearing, it could be linked to the device that Miguel O’Hara aka Spider-Man 2099 was wearing in the post credit scene of the first film which allowed him to also travel the multiverse. The trailer has Miles jumping between two universes, one located in India and the other in the future. The universe set in India could be home to the Indian Spider-Man aka Pavitr Prabhakar though it’s not officially confirmed if he’ll appear in the film. Fans noticed the word “thwip” spelled in Hindi and if you look closely at Spider-Man 2099’s multiverse traveling device, the universe Miles and Miguel travel to is Earth-50101 which is Indian Spider-Man’s universe. The universe set in the future is home to Spider-Man 2099 aka Miguel O’Hara who appeared in the post credit scene of the first film voiced by Oscar Issac. Spider-Man 2099 is a fan-favorite Spider-Men who first appeared in Spider-Man 2099 issue #1 written by Peter David. On Earth-928, Miguel works for Tyler Stone, founder of Alchemax, who’s forced into running a procedure that imprints genetic codes into human physiology. Trying it on Mr. Sims, the test fails and Sims transforms into a creature that instantly kills him. After the test, Miguel turns in his notice to Stone which gets accepted and Stone gives Miguel a drink that’s laced with a drug known as Rapture. The only way to rid himself of the drug was to go through the genetic procedure only for it to be sabotaged by Stone’s supervisor. Miguel survived, though his DNA was spliced with spider genes that granted him powers. The film will also introduce Spider-Woman aka Jessica Drew voiced by Issa Rae, though her role has yet to be revealed. Spider-Woman first appeared in Marvel Spotlight issue #32 written by Archie Goodwin, Jessica became very ill and her father treated her using an untested serum with the blood of spiders which granted her powers. Japanese Spider-Man from the 1978’s Spider-Man show was also confirmed to appear in the film voiced by Shinji Tôdô, the original actor who portrayed him in the show.

While the villain has yet to be revealed, many assume that it could be Morlun and his family known as the Inheritors. Morlun and the Inheritors come from Earth-001 and first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Volume 2. issue #32 written by J. Michael Straczynski. Morlun and the Inheritors feed on the life forces of animal totems, more specifically spider totems, and go around the multiverse killing Spider-Men. Though ruthless in killing Spider-Men across the multiverse, Morlun is afraid to enter Earth-616 (main Marvel universe) as Spider-Man has killed him more than once. Morlun and the Inheritors are awesome characters that would be cool to see done on the big screen and, not to break anyone’s heart, could see the death of a Spider-Men or character closely related to Miles if they are the villains.

It’s going to be a crazy year for Spider-Man fans as we only have a week left till the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Sony Pictures also announced a release date for Spider-Man: Across the Multiverse exclusively releasing on October 22nd of next year which is just icing on the cake. Stay tuned for more Spider-Man: Across the Multiverse news in the future.