Sneak Peek at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse the sequel to the 2018 hit movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is coming this summer on June 2nd.

Zack Hildebrandt, Staff Writer

Have you ever heard of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? When it first came out in December 2018, audiences became huge fans of Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy and the rest of the characters in the movie. On June 2nd, the sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is coming to theaters. 


Here’s some things we know about the sequel. The film was directed by 3 directors such as Joaquim Dos Santos (known for Justice League Unlimited, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Voltron: Legendary Defender), Kemp Powers (co-director of Disney and Pixar’s Soul with Pete Doctor), and Justin K. Thompson (production designer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Star Wars: Clone Wars and Samurai Jack) and was written by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and David Callaham. 


The returning voice cast members for this sequel include Shameik Moore (as Miles Morales), Hailee Steinfeld (as Gwen Stacy), and Jake Johnson (as Peter B. Parker) while the newcomers are Issa Rae (as Jessica Drew a.k.a. Spider-Woman), Jason Schwartzman (as a villain named Spot), and Shea Whigman (as George Stacy). Also, Oscar Isaac voices Miguel O’Hara a.k.a. Spider-Man 2099 (he previously voiced the character in the post credits sequence of Into the Spider-Verse). 


The Spider-Verse film series has forced CGI animation to evolve. This new CGI technique is called non photorealism (a.k.a. Stylized animation by some people), which is different from Pixar’s realism animation style (notably used in its Toy Story franchise). 


There’s some things we know that are happening in this movie as well. For example, Gwen and Miles save the Spider-Verse from being deconstructed. They also meet a group of protectors (called the Spider-People) known as the Spider-Society. Miguel teaches Miles and the Spider-Society on how to handle Spot’s threat.


A sequel titled Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse is scheduled to be released next year on March 29, 2024. In contrast, there’s also a spin off film focused on Gwen Stacy, Jessica Drew, and Cindy Moon in the works.