One of our most anxiously awaited films of 2022 is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). And with good reason: it’s the follow-up to the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, so it’s almost certain to be one of the finest films of this year.
Miles Morales, Gwen Stacey, and Peter B. Parker will reconnect in the forthcoming Sony Picture Imageworks animated film as they venture across the Spider-Man multiverse to stop a new danger to each of their worlds. There will be lots of comedic capers, action, and tragic moments along the journey, as you might anticipate.
It’s a fantastic time to be a Spider-Man fan since Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will be receiving its own sequel in 2023. The fourth highest-grossing film of all time in the United States is the newest MCU Spider-Man picture, dubbed No Way Home, which isn’t surprising given what happens in that film.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) Release Date
On October 7, 2022, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will be released in cinemas. It was intended to come out in April 2022, but the ongoing pandemic forced a postponement on it, just like every other film that was scheduled to come out in the last 18 months.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) should not be postponed again if there are no new difficulties. After all, work on it has been continuing since November 2018, so it should be nearing completion. At the very least, let’s hope so.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) Trailer
On Saturday, December 4, Sony Pictures unveiled a first look teaser for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) at Brazil Comic-Con (CCXP Worlds).
The teaser doesn’t reveal anything about the narrative of the flick. However, in his version, Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy reconnect, Miles travels to other realities, and Miles has his first meeting with Spider-Man 2099. The teaser also contains lots of humor and action, indicating that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will keep many of the characteristics that made the original film a hit.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) Cast
There are now five confirmed cast members, although this list is expected to increase when further announcements are made:
Miles Morales is played by Shameik Moore.
Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen is played by Hailee Steinfeld.
Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac)
Peter B. Parker/Spider-Man is played by Jake Johnson.
Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman is played by Issa Rae.
Moore, Steinfeld, and Johnson will all return as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse characters.
Meanwhile, following a cameo appearance in the first film’s post-credits scene, Isaac has been promoted to the main cast.
Issa Rae, who will play Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, is the only current new cast member. Rae was added to the cast of the picture in June 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Even though Sony is yet to officially confirm this.
However, more Spider-Men and Spider-People are set to feature in the sequel as well. Spider-Ham, Kimiko Glenn’s Peni Parker, and Nicholas Cage’s Spider-Man Noir may all return, while the first teaser for Across the Spider-Verse suggested the appearance of Spider-Man India.
Phil Lord, the film’s co-screenwriter and executive producer, has also hinted at a Japanese Spider-Man cameo (via ScreenRant). However, it’s uncertain whether or not this version of the character will appear in the near future.
Finally, Spider-Man appears in a live-action film. Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon have all indicated an interest in starring in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Lord and Miller, according to Collider, denied to say if the trio will make a cameo in Parts One and Two.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) Story
We don’t have many official plot specifics, but we do know a few things about the narrative.
“Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered,” according to the official synopsis (via Collider).
After the first teaser was released, Lord and long-time creative collaborator Chris Miller spoke exclusively to Entertainment Weekly about why they decided to separate the next chapter in Miles’ journey into Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part 1 and 2.
“Miles’ story is an epic,” Miller and Lord said. “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.”
Lord and Miller also gave a cryptic clue at the several realms that Miles and company would visit, telling Entertainment Weekly: “Every reality is visually and aurally distinct from the others. They all appear to have been created by a distinct artist.”
In a new interview with Collider, the duo reaffirmed their commitment, with Miller saying, “It’s a pretty ambitious sequel, because we didn’t want to simply sort of do the same thing again.” So the notion of moving to other dimensions offered up a lot of aesthetic possibilities, like having each planet have its own visual style and being able to push [Sony Pictures] Imageworks to discover a means to make each reality feel like it was done by a different artist’s hand.