Pavitr Prabhakar Spins His Tale in New “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” Teaser
The premise of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse continues the multidimensional mayhem established in the 2018 Oscar-winning original, introducing Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) to a slew of Spider-People from across multiple dimensions and across multiple globes. One of those Spider-People is Pavitr Prabhakar (voiced by Karan Soni), India’s one and only Spider-Man, who makes a grand entrance in this brand-new Across the Spider-Verse teaser. Pavitr’s Spider-Man is the man that the citizens of Mumbattan rely on. If you’re wondering where (and what) Mumbattan is, imagine a hybrid of Mumbai and Manhattan. Pavitr introduces the huge, traffic-clogged metropolis to Miles and Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) as he enthuses about how easy being Spider-Man is, which must come as a shock to Miles. “I fight a few bad guys, quick break for a chai with my auntie…,” and this is where Miles breaks in, enthusing about his love for chai tea. Pavitr is confused…chai means tea. “You’re saying tea tea!” he exclaims.
The teaser captures the visual splendor and warmth of the franchise, which has greatly expanded the idea of who can be Spider-Man, introducing us not only to India’s Spider-Man but Spider-People, be they boys, girls, women or men (or pigs, as Spider-Ham proved), from all over the place. In Across the Spider-Verse, Miles will come into contact with an elite group of Spider-People, founded and led by Miguel O’Hara (voiced by Oscar Isaac), also known as Spider-Man 2099. Miles’ problems multiply along with the Spider-People he meets, and while he’s got trusted allies in Gwen and Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), plenty more of these Spider-People will come to suspect that Miles can’t live up to their code.
Joining Isaac and Soni as newcomers to the franchise are Issa Rae as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, Daniel Kaluuya as Hobart ‘Hobie’ Brown/Spider-Punk, Jason Schwartzman as Spot, and Jorma Taccone as Adrian Toomes/The Vulture.
Across the Spider-Verse is directed by the trio of Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, and Joaquim Dos Santos, with a script by returning writer/producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and David Callaham. It’s the second film in the planned trilogy, with Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse set for a March 29, 2024 release.
Meet Pravitr in the teaser 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 Manhattan for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations’ SPIDER-MAN™: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.