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Across the Spider-Verse Trailer Debuts Even More Bizarre Spider-People

The latest trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse suggests Miles Morales' adventure into the multiverse is grander than fans originally thought.

The video chronicles the eponymous superhero as he contends with the sinister new threat known as The Spot (Jason Schwartzman) who can open up inter-dimensional portals at will. Despite his best intentions, Miles finds himself the target of his alternate selves who disagree with his methods of bringing down the eerie villain. It also offers glimpses at a whole host of new variants, including the first official look at Spider-Punk, Spider-Byte, Ben Reilly, what can only be assumed to be Spider-Therapist and even mention of Earth-199999's Spider-Man, which some might recognize as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Web-Slinger.

While the details of Across the Spider-Verse's plot are still scarce, fans of the original movie can expect a much broader adventure that will introduce a bevy of Spider-People to cinema-goers. The movie's marketing has placed particular attention on Miles and Gwen Stacy aka Spider-Woman, both of whom starred in Into the Spider-Verse, alongside newcomers such as Hobart "Hobie" Brown aka Spider-Punk, Pavitr Prabhakar aka Spider-Man India and Miguel O'Hara aka Spider-Man 2099.

Across the Spider-Verse's Many Spider-People

Voiced by Oscar Isaac, who has already forged a storied Marvel career with starring roles in both X-Men: Apocalypse and Moon Knight, Spider-Man 2099 is primed as Across the Spider-Verse's secondary antagonist. Many of the previous trailers have emphasized a brawl between the futuristic Web-Head and Miles. The cause of their confrontation is currently unknown but some fans suspect O'Hara will be looking to avenge his child Adriella but this remains pure speculation at the time of writing.

As for potential cameos, rumors have long swirled that several live-action Wall Crawlers could appear in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The most recent report suggests Miles Morales will crash into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and briefly meet Tom Holland's Peter Parker. Another alleges Mrs. Chen, a fan-favorite character from Sony's Venom movies will also feature in a small role. Neither of these claims has been officially confirmed by the production studio.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse premiered in 2018 and quickly racked up almost universal praise from both fans and critics alike. Many lauded its unique animation style that united several different forms of the medium to present different Spider-People and their respective worlds. Even Pixar, arguably the most renowned animation studio in the world, was bowled over by the movie's visuals. "When it comes to animation, Pixar can be a tough crowd," co-director Kemp Powers said. "So, it was pretty exciting to be sat in that packed auditorium, full of Pixar people, all collectively picking our jaws off the ground."

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse lands in theaters on June 2.

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