Tom Holland’s Peter Parker isn’t the only Spider-Man to tamper with the multiverse. Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales was doing it in 2018’s Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and on June 2, he’ll be doing it again.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse will see Morales’ web embark on yet another animated journey across the multiverse in a story so huge it needs to be split into two parts.
Following the events of his earlier (and critically acclaimed) adventure which saw him team up with a gang of parallel universe Spider-Men/Women to take down a network of villains controlled by the Kingpin, Morales is drawn into the multiverse once more by her Spidey pal Gwen Stacey, voiced by Hailee Steinfeld.
This two-part adventure promises more mind-blowing action and a glorious blend of eclectic animation styles that not only gave its live-action MCU counterpart a run for its money, but won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature of 2019.
Here’s everything we currently know about Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse.
What is the plot of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse?
Set shortly after the events of the first film, Morales finds himself approached by multiverse Stacy AKA Spider-Woman who asks for his help with a dangerous mission that could help save every Spider-Man in every universe.
With a dark new villain on the loose with powers that threaten multiple realities, Morales and Stacy join forces with a supergroup of Spider-Man’s protectors made up of web-slingers from different universes.
Together, they devise a plan to bring down their mysterious new enemy, but when Morales finds himself at odds with their leader’s grand plan, saving the day becomes infinitely more complicated.
This time, directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson take over the first part of Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, working from a script written by The Lego Movie Phil Lord and Chris Miller, together with screenwriter by Wonder Woman 1984 David Callaham.
As it stands, little is currently known about the plot of Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse, closer to the trilogy, other than a tentative release date of Friday, March 29, 2024.
What is the voice cast of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse?
Leading the voice cast of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is Shameik Moore who once again plays Miles Morales / Spider-Man and Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacey / Spider-Woman.
Morales’ mentor Peter B. Parker, voiced by Jake Johnson, also returns, along with Brian Tyree Henry as Morales’ father and The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone who voiced Norman Osborne and the Green Goblin in part one, but here brings Vulture to life.
Newcomers to the Spider-Verse include Jason Schwartzman as the film’s evil menace, The Spot, a villain whose body is made up of portals that allow him to jump between different universes.
Issa Rae plays pregnant Spider-Society member Jessica Drew, with Daniel Kaluuya playing Spider-Punk / Brit-rock-inspired Hobart “Hobie” Brown, Deadpool’s Karan Soni as Indian Spider-Man Pavitr Prabhakar and Oscar Isaac from Star Wars as Miguel O’Hara, a Spider-Man from the year 2099 whose plans to stop The Spot collide with Morales’ morals.
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Rounding out the cast are Luna Lauren Vélez as Morales’ mother, former Saturday Night Live cast member Rachel Dratch, and Shea Whigham as Stacy’s father.
A host of other Spider-People are also believed to make appearances, each calling back beloved character interactions from the comics, animated series and more.
Therefore, expect to see the likes of Scarlet-Spider and Japanese Spider-Man Takuya Yamashiro, along with versions of the red and blue hero from the popular animated series Spider-Man Unlimited and The Spectacular Spider-Man in O’Hara’s Spider- Society.
Is there a trailer for Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse?
There is. A full expanded trailer for Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse dropped in early April in all its color-spewing glory.
In it, we find Morales in a classic Spider-Man scratch: juggling a healthy school life and saving the world. Scratch it – every world. No problem.
Thankfully, a quick nod to a popular Spider-Man meme helps keep things light. See it below:
Meanwhile, our first look at the next installment in this colorful franchise arrived in late 2022 with a teaser trailer to whet our appetites. Picking up right where part one left off, he wasted no time in getting into the action.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse will be released on Friday, June 2, 2023.