While Spider-Man: No Way Home will continue the live-action Web-Slinging saga in a few weeks, there’s some big news coming from the animated corner of this superhero franchise. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is primed to drop in fall 2022, only we don’t have to call it that anymore. The sequel’s official title has finally been revealed, along with our first footage for the next chapter in Miles Morales’ adventure and perhaps the biggest news of all: there’s a third Spider-Verse movie on the way!
That’s because the movie coming out next year will be called Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). So there’s now a Part Two to look forward to, and it’s arriving just a year after its predecessor. Here’s what writer/producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller told EW about why they’re moving forward with a threequel:
Ok, with that out of the way, let’s talk about our first look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). Picking up where the first movie’s main story left off, Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales is visited by Hailee Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy, with the former swiftly being embarrassed by the latter seeing his childhood bedroom. Then Gwen asks if Miles wants to head out, and while Miles is technically grounded, Gwen questions if that holds the same for Spider-Man. Hey, if you find a loophole, you take advantage of it!
From there, we see Miles going through a trippy journey through the multiverse that even sees the Web-Slinger being transformed into a 2D animated figure. Then Miles is intercepted by Oscar Isaac’s Miguel O’Hara, a.k.a. Spider-Man 2099, who we met in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s end-credits scene. No dialogue is exchanged between the two, only Miguel forcibly transporting Miles to a different corner of the multiverse.
And that’s the extent of our first look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), with no specific plot details being revealed. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also kept tight-lipped about what to expect from the sequel’s story, other than sharing the following about Miles Morales’ trip to other realities:
The duo also didn’t mention whether other familiar faces, like Kimiko Glenn's Peni Parker, Nicolas Cage's Spider-Man Noir or John Mulaney's Spider-Ham, will appear in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). Instead, there’s this cryptic response:
It’s worth noting that along with Gwen Stacy and Miguel O’Hara showing up, Jake Johnson is expected to be back as Peter B. Parker, Miles’ mentor. We’ll also meet Issa Rae’s Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman, as well as Takuya Yamashiro, the Spider-Man who led the 1978 live-action Japanese TV series, though it hasn’t been revealed yet who’s voicing the character in the movie. There’s also no word on the identity of Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)’s main antagonist ; the official synopsis just says that this will be “a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.”
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is due out on October 7, 2022, with Joaquin Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson directing the animated feature, and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller having worked on the script with David Callaham. Keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more updates about what the sequel has in store.
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