So who’s the best Spiderman out there? Tobey Maguire of the Raimi-verse? Marc Webb’s the amazing Andrew Garfield? The MCU’s Tom Holland? No, stop the debates, live-action doesn’t reign supreme here—Shameik Moore’s charming animated portrayal of the black-suited Miles Morales is. The prodigy wall-crawler makes his much-awaited return with the trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’.
Seemingly down, cathartic, and even discontented, the trailer opens up with a much older Miles Morales being confronted by his mother who has noticed his soured mood. And although the reason behind this is not revealed, she asks him to promise her that he would ensure that the little boy inside him continues to be loved, supported, and accepted wherever his adventures take him. Throughout this short monologue, clips from the critically-acclaimed 2018 “Into the Spider-Verse” are shown, eventually culminating in the return of Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Spider-Gwen’, Gwen Stacy popping out of a portal and asking him “Miles, wanna get out of here?”.
We are then taken into this alternate universe filled with different variations of the beloved web-slinger—if you think the first movie’s inclusion of Peni Parker, Spider-Ham, Peter Parker, and Spider-Man Noir was enough, think again. The trailer also includes the first appearances of Issa Rae’s motorcycle-riding Spider-Woman and Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099.
Paradise to some, apparently hell for our young budding hero. Towards the end of the trailer, we cut to him being fiercely chased by an endless wave of Spidermen—I know some of you would like that. Eventually, he asks Stacy “Who do you think you are, really?”. To which she replies, “We are supposed to be the good guys”.
“Across the Spider-Verse” will be released on June 2, 2023. Its sequel, “Beyond the Spider-Verse,” is set for March 29, 2024. According to Variety, in addition, a female-led spinoff movie, focusing on Gwen Stacy, Jessica Drew, and the character Cindy Moon, is currently in development. The film is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, with the script written by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham. Miller Lord, Amy Pascal, Avi Arad, and Christina Steinberg serve as producers, alongside executive producers Peter Ramsay and Aditya Sood.
Watch the trailer below:
Stills from SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE – Official Trailer