We learn more about Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’s characters and story through new merchandise. In Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, Miles Morales’ Spider-Man (voiced by Shamiek Moore) faces the opening of the Spider-Verse, which brings several Spider-People from all different dimensions into his world.
The sequel to the animated hit Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales’ Spider-Man as he fights off attacks from all over the world. Among those Spider-People is Spider-Man/Peter B. Parker (voiced by Jake Johnson), who mentors Morales as he establishes himself in his own Spider-Verse, before returning to his own world. In addition to Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, there is a third chapter, Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse.
Moore, Johnson, and a massive cast consisting of Oscar Isaac (Spider-Man 2099), Hailee Steinfeld (Spider-Gwen), Issa Rae (Jessica Drew), Bryan Tyree Henry (Jefferson Davis), Shea Whigham (George Stacy), Jorma Taccone (Vulture), and Jason Schwartzman (The Spot) will appear in both films. Featuring scripts by Chris Miller, Phil Lord, and Dave Callaham, both sequels are directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson.
As Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse gear hits shelves in anticipation of next year’s release (via ComicBook), it features some new characters and story details that give a closer look at what the film will be about. In one of the new pieces of merch, it says, “Peter B. Parker is torn between protecting old friend Miles and siding with his more experienced Spider-Man comrade.”
This suggests Parker, Morales, as well as Miguel O’Hara aka Spider-Man 2099, are likely to have a conflict. Other packaging states, “Miguel O’Hara accidentally became the best Spider-Man in the Multiverse by manipulating the genetics of former Spider-People.”
This sounds more like a description of Spider-Man 2099 as a character, since it reflects his comic book origins and seems likely to translate similarly to Across The Spider-Verse. Across The Spider-Verse featured Spider-Man 2099, who appears to grasp and understand the multi-verse better than any other character.
Thus far, teaser trailers have shown as much, with Spider-Man 2099 prominently featured, utilizing the “goober” on his wrist, which appears to allow him to jump across the Spider-Verse effortlessly. While Miles Morales and Peter B. Parker will certainly be a part of the story, very little has been officially revealed about the plot aside from The Spot being one of the villains.
It’s still a year away from Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, so we’ll have plenty of time to speculate about it, but trailers and merchandise continue to reveal more and more about what these animated sequels are about. For many, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is the best Spider-Man film to date, even better than the live-action renditions. A new conflict between Parker, O’Hara, and Morales in Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse should make for a fun dynamic.
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