Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse released a new trailer with a lot of new information. Here are the biggest takeaways.
The first trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse showed fans a lot of new things. Among them was a place within the multiverse where Spider-beings from across the multiverse met. Among them was Peter B. Parker, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Man 2099. All three characters appeared in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
There was also the first look at Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman voiced by Issa Rae). The second trailer explains the plot further and reveals a lot of fun and interesting things. Here are the most noteworthy moments from the second trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Miles can’t join the Spider-Team
Miles Morales is having trouble balancing being Spider-Man, a son, and school. If you’re a fan of Spider-Man, then you know balancing life isn’t something Spider-beings do well. Miles getting a visit from Gwen Stacy (Spider-Gwen) and going to where all the spider-heroes meet didn’t go how he thought it would.
Miles loved the idea of so many Spider-beings teaming up. In fact, he wanted to sign up. The problem is he’d have to give up his other life. When he was asked to be sent to his home Earth, Miguel O’Hara (the leader and Spider-Man 2099) said no. This appears to be the biggest conflict within the movie.
If this writer had to guess, he’d say that Miles disrupts the Spider-Verse. It would explain why he’s being chased across the multiverse. Or maybe once you find out about Spider-Club, you can’t talk about Spider-Club. It appears that Miles wanting to leave stems from him being given the choice of saving his father or multiple people. Or, the Jefferson Davis that needs saving isn’t his dad. There are a lot of ways this can go.
Spider-Man: No Way Home Spider-Verse connections
There’s a moment in the trailer where Miguel O’Hara is explaining why Miles can’t be part of the team. The moment may not happen when Peter B. Parker comes in, but it happens nonetheless. During his explanation, he mentions the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home and not in a nice way. He’s furious about what Doctor Strange and, as Miguel called the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Peter Parker, “the nerd from Earth-199999” did to the multiverse.
There are always repercussions to messing with the multiverse. What Peter did during No Way Home must have caused damage that took to repair. For all we know, some universes might not have been repaired. If Miguel O’Hara is this upset, it has to be within reason. Or maybe he became obsessed after something tragic happened. Such is the life of a Spider-being.
All of the Spider-People
One of the best parts of this movie will be seeing all of the different Spider-beings. The animation team behind this movie must have had a lot of fun or were frustrated with creating so many different versions of Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, and more. Most likely both. Either way, there are a plethora of them in the trailer, but some need special mentions.
First, there’s Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman). Sure, she was in the first trailer, but fans got to clearly see that she’s pregnant all while saving the multiverse and shooting webs. Something the Marvel Comics version doesn’t have.
Spider-Punk (Hobart ‘Hobie’ Brown) makes an appearance. If he’s like his comic book counterpart, he’ll be one of the people helping Miles. Pavitr Prabhakar had a brief appearance, but it’s cool to see Spider-Man India front and center in the trailer. He also has a different look than his comic book counterpart.
Lastly, there’s the Bombastic Bagman. No, he didn’t deserve a special mention, but his name is hilarious and he walks around with a paper bag for a mask.
Peter B. Parker has a secret
At the end of the trailer, Peter B. Parker says, “Miguel, this isn’t what we talked about.” This forces Miles to say, “You knew?” For now, we don’t know what Peter and Miguel discussed. However, we can assume it was about how Miles would be dealt with. This could happen after Peter helps Miles escape and leads him into a trap.
Peter B. Parker has a special relationship with Miles. He was crucial to Miles’ training in the first movie. Without Peter B.’s tough love, Miles Morales wouldn’t be Spider-Man. Peter B. also wouldn’t have had the courage to restore his relationship with Mary Jane or become Spider-Man again if he didn’t meet Miles. Don’t be surprised if part one of Across the Spider-Verse ends with Peter B. Parker sacrificing his life or existence to save Miles from Spider-Man 2099.
Who did Gwen Stacy lose?
During the trailer, Gwen Stacy mentions that she can’t lose another friend. At first, it seems like she’s talking about her universe’s Peter Parker. On her Earth, he was her best friend and she couldn’t save him. His death made her give up friendships.
At the 1:32 mark of the trailer, Gwen is holding a different Spider-Person. This could be another one of her friends or a lover who dies. Meaning she opened herself emotionally again only to be hurt. This could be why she goes to Miles’ universe. She may just need to talk or be around someone she trusts. If that’s the case, she may feel guilty for bringing Miles to the lobby. Or, she may call him ungrateful. We’ll have to wait and see.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to be released on June 2, 2023. Stay tuned to Bam Smack Pow for more updates as the news comes out.
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