We finally got a new glimpse and more information about Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
In 2018 no one expected Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to be as much of a phenomenon as it went on to be. It was instantly universally beloved, raved about by critics and audiences alike, and successful at the global Box Office. It won the Best Animated Feature Oscar and is now known as one of the Best Animated films of all time. Some might even say it is one of the best films of all time.
It was only a matter of time until we would see a sequel and after a few pandemic-related delays, this time next year we will be able to lay our eyes on the next entry, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. To shorten the wait for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Sony has revealed some new cast members as well as information about the film, including the first look at its main villain.
During the Annecy Film Festival, which is all about celebrating the animation medium, Sony Pictures has premiered another 15 minutes of the sequel. The studio also screened footage at this year’s Cinema Con. The official Sony Pictures Animation Twitter Page has created a thread describing everything that happened at the event:
Next to a new great-looking poster, the thread gives us some interesting scene descriptions including a disturbance at the Guggenheim Museum in Gwen’s universe. The scene introduces Gwen Stacy aka Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) to Miguel O’Hara aka Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac) and the pregnant Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman (Issa Rae).
The scene will also include some unannounced newcomers including George Stacy, a “by the books cop” voiced by Shea Whigham (Joker, Take Shelter), and “an anachronistic version” of The Vulture voiced by Jorma Taccone. The actor also voiced Green Goblin in Into the Spider-Verse, who infamously killed the Peter Parker of Miles’ universe.
In a second clip shown to the audience at the festival, we see Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) running late for a meeting between him, his parents, and the school counselor voiced by Rachel Dratch (Just Go with It, Click). The clip ends with something setting of Miles’ Spidey Sense.
SONY DROPPED THE FIRST LOOK AT THE VILLAIN OF SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE
Most importantly, Sony also dropped the first look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s main villain: The Spot. He will be voiced by Jason Schwartzman, who is known for his collaborations with director Wes Anderson.
The Spot was once known as Dr. Jonathan Ohnn, a scientist who was ordered to replicate the teleportation powers of Tyrone Johnson aka Cloak on Wilson Fisk’s behalf. While his experiment worked, it began to cover his whole body in interdimensional portals (made to feel like “living ink”) that can send him anywhere he wants to go. He can also make these portals appear out of thin air to transport objects and people at will.
Deadline also confirmed that the universe-traveling villain will appear in both the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Beyond the Spider-Verse. That was expected as the title of the third film was first revealed as “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part Two”, indicating that the two sequels will tell one big, overarching story. But Sony changed the title only a few weeks later at this year’s Cinema Con, naming the threequel Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.
The new still showcasing The Spot just looks phenomenal. You can already tell that there is so much thought put into this one frame alone (look at the little outlines in the character). He feels like a perfect enemy for Miles as his powers benefit from this art style. Jason Schwartzman is a great addition to the cast. I’m also very excited to see Vulture’s look in the sequel. My excitement for the film is through the roof!
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is directed by Justin K. Thompson, Kemp Powers, and Joaquim Dos Santos. It hits theatres on June 2, 2023. The threequel Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse hits theatres on March 29, 2024.
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