Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was one of those movies that kind of popped out of nowhere, but was a great watch. Now Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is on its way.
Spider-Man: No Way Home played with the idea of the multiverse, bringing Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland together to battle a series of bad guys from all three sets of movies. This new Across the Spider-Verse looks like it’s dialling that up to 11. The official blurb is:
“Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.”
It seems that the new Spider-Verse is a central hub for all the Spider-People to guardian their own different universes. A new villain, The Spot, then becomes a major threat and they all have to work together to fight him off.
One of the directors of the movie has said about The Spot:
“In the comic books, The Spot is a joke-villain, one that is not taken as seriously as the Green Goblin or Doctor Octopus.
But when you really look at his powers, there’s incredible potential. His ability to open portals across dimensions sets him up perfectly for the Spider-Verse. He’s the villain of the next two films… and let’s just say that The Spot and Miles are connected in surprising ways.”
The cast is pretty impressive, Shameik Moore, Halliee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Schwartzman, Jorma Taccone, and many more, most of them voicing a Spider-Person from across the Spider-Verse.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is due in June 2023.