Our beloved animated superhero Miles Morales will swing back into theaters for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). Yes, you read that right. Miles’ journey across the Spider-Verse will take place over multiple animated features.
This move isn’t unexpected since there is so much story to tell, but it also makes sense from a marketing standpoint. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was an insanely successful project.
Jake Johnson‘s Peter Parker and Shameik Moore‘s Miles Morales was a recipe for said success.
The rest of the stellar cast contributed to the film’s overall appeal. In addition, the creative direction was unlike anything anyone had seen on the big screen. All of which led Spider-Man: Into the Spide-Verse to win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
This decision makes way for multiple universes, including Gwen’s. Spider-Gwen appears in the first look at the film, where she reunites with Miles. It’s the adorable reunion we’ve all been waiting to see, and it tees up quite the adventure.
Along with sharing an exclusive picture from the sequel, Entertainment Weekly confirms Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will land in theaters on October 7, 2022. Of course, we would buy our tickets now if we could, and we know we’re not alone in that!
We are still reeling from the fantastic news that Issa Rae is joining the cast of animated characters as Jessica Drew, also known as Spider-Woman. Variety confirmed the news earlier this year. This franchise knows the way to our hearts!
This teaser comes at the perfect time — mere weeks before the highly-anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters. There’s plenty to read into with Sony’s decision to drop the teaser now. However, we choose to believe there is a chance Miles could appear in the MCU.
That’s not a bizarre theory to run with, considering there are so many actors across the franchises. For example, Hailee Steinfeld, who currently portrays Kate Bishop on Hawkeye, also plays Gwen Stacy in the animated films.
Plus, Miles faces off with Spider-Man 2099 in the teaser. We first saw Miguel O’Hara in the end-credits scene from the first movie. Marvel fans will be quick to note that Oscar Isaac is the voice of that animated character, who is also joining the MCU as Moon Knight next year.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (and plenty of other MCU properties) confirm the Multiverse is real, so who’s to say there isn’t a timeline where all of these characters interact?
Who wouldn’t want to see Spider-Gwen and Kate Bishop try to out quip each other or Marc Spector come face to face with Spider-Man 2099? The Multiverse means anything is possible. All theories are welcome!
Watch the first look below:
Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Amy Pascal, Avi Arad, and Christina Steinberg are returning producers. Alonzo Ruvalcaba will co-produce. Lord and Miller, along with David Callahamwill, are credited as writers on the film.
Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson will direct the sequel.
What did you think of the first look? Let us know in the comments below!
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) premieres exclusively in theaters October 2022!