Fans got their much-anticipated first look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which be released in two parts. The film is the follow-up to the widely recognized Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse from Sony Animation. The first look has enough to get fans all excited as it will have more Spider-people alongside Miles Morales’ Spider-Man in the next chapter of the Spider-Verse saga. With just a year left for the film to hit the theaters, we still don’t know enough details about the film or what it consists of, film’s producer Phil Lord and Christopher Miller revealed to Entertainment Weekly that when we talk about alternative universes and their characters, they were all given free hand in the sequel.
The First Look At Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Is Here!
“Honestly? No,” the duo stated when asked if there were multiple characters or universes that they wanted to introduce but didn’t make the final cut of the film. “We’re getting to do more or less everything we have ever wanted.”
The multiverse has enough to offer, with Lord and Miller getting to use everything that’s on-hand available to them, including a lot of potential characters and also, stories that might come into play, something that’s also teased in the synopsis of the film.
Here’s the synopsis of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part one):
“Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.”
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson and Kemp Powers on a screenplay by David Callahan, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The film stars Shameik Moore returning as Miles Morales/Spider-Man, Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099, Hailee Seinfeld as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker/Spider-Man and Issa Rae as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman. The film is hit the theaters on October 7, 2022.
According to Callahan, the script for the film was started to be written way before the first feature even premiered.
“[Chris and Phil] said, ‘We have this animated Spider-Man movie we are doing.’ They were still working on the first movie,” Callahan told THR this past September. ” They couldn’t tell me what it was going to look like. Because it’s them, I said, ‘I’ll come in and see what you have. I don’t get it.’ They showed me an animatic, which at the time looked like napkin drawings with temp vocals and no animation styling behind it. I could feel the heart behind it, but I couldn’t imagine how spectacular this thing could be yet. They showed me some still images of some of the art they had been working on. With them, I trust them implicitly and I believed they were going to do something special. I said, ‘OK,’ and they said, ‘Great. Pitch us a sequel.’ So, I began the very strange process of working on the sequel for a year before the original came out.”