To answer the question above: You can never have too many Spider-Mans?
The sequel to the wildly successful box office blockbuster, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, has an impressively intense and stunning first trailer. Back in 2018, the first film, which starred Shameik Moore (Wu-Tang: An American Saga) as Miles Morales, also made Oscars history, and audiences have been primed for Black and Borinquen superhero’s return.
In sharing this highly anticipated look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, a major surprise is that the upcoming adventure will be a two-part affair.
Picking up right where the last film left off — SPOILER ALERT!!! — Miles lays in bed, listening to “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee when a portal to Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) returns from her universe.
From that point on, it is a mile-a-minute rollercoaster through alternate spaces and places. With the film looking to be a masterful step-up in the right direction, Miles cascades through multiple animated universes in a variety of art styles as he dukes it out with Spider-Man 2099 (voiced by Oscar Isaac, who appeared in the post-credit scene of the first movie.)
According to the official description, the upcoming sequel 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.
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Will it be someone from the larger Marvel Cinematic Multiverse? Or will it be someone directly tied to the Venom films that have teased a collaboration in its film?
Sony isn’t saying anything, but whatever the threat is, you can bet your bottom dollar that it will be a force that couldn’t be contained to just a single film.
The Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman-directed picture took home an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, making Ramsey the first Black American to be nominated for and win the distinction.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is slated to hit theaters on Oct. 7, 2022, with Part Two on the calendar to follow sometime in 2023.