THWAP! Sony Pictures has released the official theatrical trailer for the highly-anticipated Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and it looks amazing. Even spectacular. We are ready for more Miles Morales (Shameik Moore).
Sony has also released a new synopsis, which reads, “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.”
There are so many things to process from this trailer. There’s the Spider Society led by Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac). There’s the mention at the 1:13 mark of Earth-199999, a.k.a. the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland’s “nerd” Spidey and Doctor Strange are called out for messing up the multiverse.
And then there is Jason Schwartzman’s villain, The Spot, which is a direct reference to Spider-Man: No Way Home. Watch below:
The big news here is the inclusion of footage in the international trailer from the live-action Spider-Man movies. We hear the voices of Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland. Does this mean we will see animated cameos of the trio? Watch the trailer below
There’s also a nifty new poster that sticks the landing:
It seems like the Spider Society will be pitted against a threat that will ask Miles to sacrifice something unthinkable – possibly his own dad.
The stellar cast features the voices of Shameik Moore (Miles Morales), Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman), Jake Johnson (Peter B. Parker), Issa Rae (Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman), Daniel Kaluuya (Hobart Brown/Spider-Punk), Karan Soni (Pavitr Prabhakar/Spider-Man India), Jason Schwartzman (Spot), Brian Tyree Henry (Jefferson Davis), Luna Lauren Velez (Rio Morales), Greta Lee (Lyla), Rachel Dratch (Counselor), Jorma Taccone (Vulture), Shea Whigham (George Stacy), and Oscar Isaac (Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099).
The film will also introduce a ton of new characters including, but not limited to, the Japanese Spider-Man, Scarlet Spider, Spider-Man PS4, Spectacular Spider-Man, Spider-Man Unlimited, Spider-Byte, Superior Spider-Man, Spider-Wolf, and, as mentioned above, there are heavy rumblings that the three live-action Spideys will also show up.
The film swings exclusively into theaters on June 2, 2023. Can. Not. wait.
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The Geek is a working screenwriter, director and screenwriting instructor.