As if Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t already show us how expansive the multiverse is by introducing not one, but five other Spider-Man heroes helping Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) save his universe from certain doom. But now, its sequel proves that the predecessor was only the tip of the iceberg. And the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse takes expanding the Spider-Verse to a whole new level.
When we last left Miles, he was living comfortably as the new Spider-Man. Having overcome his insecurities and doubts, he proved himself to be worthy of the moniker. However, when the trailer opens, we see that he is growing up, and with that comes all new questions about whether or not he fits in or even if he is loved. Quite an emotionally heavy opening. Luckily, he has his mom, Rio Morales (Luna Lauren Vélez), who assures him that he is loved and wants him to promise her that as he is going through this transitional phase in his life that he has a place in this world and that he is loved.
But that promise will be put to the test as he, Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), and Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson) reunite in the multiverse where they meet a community of Spider-people who are charged with protecting the multiverse. But when a multiverse traveling villain called The Spot (Jason Schwartzman) arrives, Miles and his friends find themselves unable to agree on how to handle the new threat. This forces them to go up against the likes of Miguel O’Hara aka Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac), who seems to be the one in charge of all the Spider-Men.
The trailer also gives us our first look at Spider-Woman (Issa Rae), who appears to be traveling the multiverse on a motorcycle. We also get to see a little bit of her in action as she fights The Vulture. And while there is no dialogue, the trailer shows us that she will be an epic new addition to the franchise.
Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Greta Lee, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, and Shea Whigham also lend their voices to the cast.
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson from a screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse opens in theaters on June 2, 2023.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse:
Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.