The Second “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” Trailer Pits Miles Morales Against an Army of Spider-People
Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) might be Brooklyn’s “one and only” Spider-Man, as he says at the top of the second trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, but he’s not the only Spider-Man in the universe. We learned that in the first film in the planned-for trilogy, the Oscar-winning 2018 smash hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and now in the second film, we’ll be meeting an even larger universe of Spider-People. The second trailer reveals that Miles is about to learn that there’s an elite crew of the best Spider-People, and he’s about to meet them. And his troubles are only going to start there.
That elite crew includes founder Miguel O’Hara (voiced by Oscar Isaac), also known as Spider-Man 2099, who is adamant that Miles will never be allowed to join the crew. Miguel has a set of moral and ethical rules that he believes every Spider-Person must follow, and he’s not sure Miles is up for it. One friendly face who believes the kid has what it takes is Miles’s old friend Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), who now has a baby, and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), who Miles deeply cares for. Fresh faces include Issa Rae as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, Daniel Kaluuya as Hobart ‘Hobie’ Brown/Spider-Punk, Jason Schwartzman as Spot, Jorma Taccone as Adrian Toomes/The Vulture, and Karan Soni as Spider-Man India.
As every Spider-Man has learned across every universe, part of the job is accepting the sacrifice that comes with being a superhero. For Miles, this is put in the starkest terms when he’s tested by deciding between saving one person or saving everyone across all universes. This might seem like a no-brainer unless the one person Miles could save is somebody he loves dearly.
Across the Spider-Verse is the second in the planned trilogy, with Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse set for a March 29, 2024 release. The new film was written by Christopher Miller, Phil Lord, and Dave Callaham and is directed by the trio of Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, and Joaquim Dos Santos.
Check out the official trailer below. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on June 2.
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Featured image: A visual development image featuring Pavitr Prabhakar, aka Spider-Man India, Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales fighting The Spot in the city of Mumbattan on Earth-50101 – a kaleidoscopic hybrid of Mumbai and Manhattanfor Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations’ SPIDER-MAN™: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.