“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” First Reactions Say the Sequel is Simply Astonishing

The first reactions to Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse are spinning across the internet, and they’re definitely going to catch your attention. People are, in a word, stunned. The sequel to the 2018 Oscar-winning original is being hailed as a true work of art, darker, deeper, and even better than the first. In a film that boasts some 250 Spider-People, the story is centered on the maturation of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Brooklyn’s one and only Spider-Man, as he’s introduced to an elite group of Spider-People by Gwen Stacy (Hailee Seinfeld). This supergroup is led by Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac), and soon Miles will find himself defying the supergroup’s codes and coming into a world—or worlds—of trouble.

Joining Isaac 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, Jorma Taccone as Adrian Toomes/The Vulture, and Karan Soni as Spider-Man India.

Across the Spider-Verse is directed by the trio of Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, and Joaquim Dos Santos. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller return as producers and as writers, co-writing alongside David Callaham.

Across the Spider-Verse is the second film in the planned trilogy, with Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse set for a March 29, 2024 release. 

Without further ado, let’s get a peek at those spoiler-free first reactions:

Spider-Man/Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations’ SPIDER-MAN™: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.
Miguel O’ Hara (Oscar Isaac) clashes with Vulture (Jorma Taccone) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations’ SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.
Jessica Drew (Issa Rae) and Miguel O’ Hara (Oscar Isaac) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations’ SPIDER-MAN™: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.

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Featured image: Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac) and Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.


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