The MCU’s Peter Parker isn’t the only Spider-Man embarking on multiverse adventures; young Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) will also be slinging his way across dimensions in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The animated franchise kicked off in 2018 with the incredible and Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and, though we already knew a sequel was on its way, thanks to a brand-new teaser we also now know its title and (more excitingly) that it will be split into two films!
According to the official log line, Across the Spider-verse is an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy – aka Spider-Gwen, voiced by Hailee Steinfeld – and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered. The teaser also features an action-packed appearance by Oscar Isaac’s Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099, previously seen in Into the Spider-Verse’s post-credits scene. Every dimension will look and feel different from the others, embracing a range of artistic styles in what’s sure to be the most visually exciting film of the decade.
Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson are taking over the directors’ chairs from original trio Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, while returning writer-producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller wrote the script with Dave Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings). Lord and Miller recently explained via Entertainment Weekly that “Miles’ story is an epic. We wrote what we thought the story needed to be, and to our surprise we realized it was two movies instead of one. We’re working on them both as we speak. Part Two will be out sometime in 2023. We will sleep again in 2024.”
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One) will be in cinemas October 7th, 2022. Check out the first teaser below: