Sony Pictures has released the newest trailer for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” The highly anticipated animated sequel sees the return of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), the Spider-Man of 1610, who reunites with Earth-65’s Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) and Earth-616’s Spider-Man (Jake Johnson) to defend the multiverse from a new threat, including from those who share similar powers like him.
The multiverse isn’t exactly a new concept as it has been explored in other TV shows and, more recently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was among the first to use it in such a way that it brings together multiple versions of the same character into one film. Now, audiences and fans get to see that in a more dynamic way with “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”
As for the trailer itself, it is somewhat of a dark contrast to the first in terms of tone, but still a visual spectacle. We begin with a somber moment where Miles doesn’t seem to have found his place within the world, despite taking on the mantle of Spider-Man. Though Rio Morales (Luna Lauren Vélez) support her son as he goes up through this transition. And it can be a difficult and confusing one considering that he is questioning whether or not he belongs or even if he is loved. And that isn’t easy when knowing that there are other Spider-Man’s out there, especially ones who don’t share the same heroic values as he does.
We get to hear some hints of Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac) asking what we can assume is Gwen, “Who do you think you really are,” in a very angry tone.
Stacy, with her Spider-Woman like grace and agility responds with “We’re supposed to be the good guys.”
And the Spider-Man 2099 defiantly responds with “We are.”
We also get to see some shots of Issa Rae as Spider-Woman, but without any dialogue. Still, to see her in action as she pop out of a multiverse portal while riding on a motorcycle is awesome. What’s more, she also fights the Vulture. And she isn’t the only new character to appear in the sequel. Spider-Punk (Daniel Kaluuya) also makes an appearance, while the film’s chief villain will be The Spot (Jason Schwartzman)
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson (in their feature directorial debuts) from a screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” opens in theaters on June 2, 2023.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse:
I’m After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.