“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” Trailer Finds Miles Morales in a Spot of Trouble
The first trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is here, and Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), is in a Spot of trouble. Pun intended, of course, because the Spot (Jason Schwartzman) is one of the villains Miles will be facing in this sequel to 2018’s Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The trailer reveals Miles and his mother, Rio Morales (Luna Lauren Vélez), having a conversation in which Mama Morales is having a little trouble letting go of her baby boy. “It’s just hard to see my little man not being my little boy all the time,” Rio says. Rio wants to ensure her little boy is cared for, loved, and poised to go out into the world and do great things. We all know Miles has already done great things, and we see some of that action, including the moment when Gwen Stacey (Hailee Steinfeld) yanks Miles through the multiverse portal.
The trailer takes a turn there, with Miles under a massive assault from a slew of other Spider-Men. The gravest threat? That honor just might go to Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac), also known as Spider-Man 2099, who attacks Miles and slams him down, hard. And he considers himself a good guy?
Joining Moore, Vélez, Steinfeld, and Isaac are returning stars from Into the Spider-Verse and newcomers alike. Those returning stars include Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis and Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker The newcomers include Oscar-winner Daniel Kaluuya as Spider Punk, Issa Rae as Jessica Drew, Jorma Taccone as the Vulture, and Shea Whigham as George Stacey. The sequel is to be directed by the trio of Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. Into the Spider-Verse veterans Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Dave Callaham wrote the script.
Check out the trailer below. Across the Spider-Verse is set to hit theaters on June 2, 2023, and will be the middle installment of what’s planned as a trilogy, with Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse pegged for a March 29, 2024, release date.
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Featured image: Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN™: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE (PART ONE).