It’s not just your spidey senses! The first trailer of the upcoming animated feature Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse finally swung into the internet this morning. A follow-up to the highly acclaimed 2018 film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the sequel will open in theaters next June. And judging from the trailer, it looks like the multiverse action is getting even bigger and better.
The first film in the saga introduced us to Miles Morales, a young kid from Brooklyn voiced by Shameik Moore, who takes on the mantle of the famous web-slinger. But Phil Lord and Rodney Rotham’s screenplay expanded his story to even more universes.Miles learned to control his powers and become his own style of Spider-Man with the help of Spider-people from all over the multiverse, including Hailee Steinfeld’s Spider-Gwen, Jake Johnson’s Peter B. Parker, Nicholas Cage’s Spider-Noir and John Mulaney’s Spider-Ham.
Directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman translated this multiversal nature using a unique artistic vision. They brilliantly combined a broad array of animation styles including a hybrid 2D animation, classic rubber-house cartoons, and even anime to bring to life its wild array of characters. These dazzling visuals combined with a compelling story made the film a fan-favorite and one of the most remarkable animated films of the last several years. So it’s no wonder a new installment has been highly anticipated.
Here’s the first official trailer:
According to the sequel’s official description, Miles is going to have to redefine what it means to be a hero. In Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham’s screenplay, Morales has to fight a team of new Spider-people tasked with protecting the multiverse after finding themselves disagreeing about how to handle a new threat.
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, Across the Spider-Verse begins with Miles looking over the Brooklyn skyline as his mother talks with him about the challenges of approaching parenting now that her son is getting older. As she speaks with him, we see some of the signature visuals of the first film.
This flashback continues for about half of the trailer until Miles gets catapulted into the Spiderverse by Spider-Gwen. There we see a wide array of Spider-people and reunite with Miles’ mentor Peter B. Parker. As Miles’ mother’s voiceover continues, the trailer briefly introduces us to some of the new Spider-people we’ll be meeting, including Issa Rae’s Spider-Woman and Oscar Isaac’s Spiderman 2099 (who made a brief post-credit appearance in the previous film). The trailer finishes with brief clips of dramatic action scenes, gearing us up for even more.