Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy find themselves on another web-slinging, multiverse-saving adventure in the first trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Sony Pictures Animation released an official trailer for Across the Spider-Verse, the long-awaited and highly-anticipated sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Starting with clips of the first movie, the trailer sports narration by Miles’ mother expressing her concern that the world won’t always look out for her son. Before long, the fan-favorite Spider-Man and a multiversal Gwen Stacy find themselves in a realm populated with a variety of Spider-People, including the Bombastic Bag-Man, Spider-Man: Unlimited, and Spider-Man from the PlayStation game.
The trailer comes just over a year after Sony debuted the first footage from the sequel. Across the Spider-Verse will once again find Miles Morales/Spider-Man (Shameik Moore) joining forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off against The Spot (Jason Schwartzman), a villain whose whole body is covered in interdimensional portals that can send him anywhere he wants to go. He can also make these portals appear out of thin air to transport objects and people at his will.
The film’s producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have confirmed that Across the Spider-Verse features six different animation styles, with Gwen Stacy’s world — Earth-65 — animated in a “watercolour-wash style that’s reminiscent of the covers of her comic books.” Lord also explained that the goal of Across the Spider-Verse is to “wow you every time you enter a new environment and also to make sure that the style of the movie reflect the story, and that the images are driven by feelings, as opposed to some egg-headed art project. Which it also is, by the way!”
Heroes from Across the Spider-Verse Assemble
Joining Miles and Gwen in their pursuit to stop The Spot will be a mixture of new and returning Spider-People, with Jake Johnson and Oscar Isaac reprising their roles from the first film as Peter B. Parker/Spider-Man and Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099, respectively. New Spider-Man variants that are set to appear in Across the Spider-Verse include Hobart “Hobie” Brown/Spider-Punk (Daniel Kaluuya), Ben Reilly/Scarlet Spider, Takuya Yamashiro/Spider-Man (from the 1978 Spider-Man series) and Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman (Issa Rae). Although unconfirmed at this time, multiple sources have reported that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will also appear in the film.
Other cast members confirmed for Across the Spider-Verse include Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis, Luna Lauren Vélez as Rio Morales, Rachel Dratch as Miles’ school counselor and Shea Whigham as police captain George Stacy, with Jorma Taccone, who voiced the Green Goblin in the 2018 film, as a Renaissance-themed Vulture variant.
The film was directed by the trio of Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson. They worked off a script by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Dave Callaham. Lord and Miller also serve as producers alongside Avi Arad, Amy Pascal and Christina Steinberg.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse opens in theaters on June 2, 2023.