After the huge success of the first movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 2018, we finally lived to see the second one, and from the looks of it, they went all out. The first movie’s award-winning mix of computer and hand-drawn animation was one of the many reasons for the movie’s great success and the sequel is taking it even further, staying true to its unique design.
Across the Spider-Verse will explore the spider multi-verse deeper. Along with Gwen, Miles will encounter and team up with a group of variants from different dimensions, allowing the fans to see six different worlds, and each one is said to have its own unique art-style, pushing the animation into another level.
The beginning of the trailer shows Miles (Shameik Moore) living his classic Spider-Man life. Going to school, keeping his secret from his family, fighting villains, and managing to balance his double life pretty well, but his secret identity still affects his normal life, and his relationship with his family gets tense.
As he is relaxing alone in his room, he gets visited by Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) who take takes him across different dimensions and Miles meet group of Spider-man variants along with a variant named Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac) who is against him joining the group. Miguel later on talks about Peter Parker and Doctor Strange from Earth-199999, which despite the insistence on Marvel Cinematic Universe reality being Earth-616, this reverence could loosely tie the Into The Spider-Verse franchise to the MCU.
In the trailer, it’s shown that Miles will have to go through growth as a superhero realizing his responsibilities as Spider-Man as well as the sacrifices he will have to make just like every variant before him. We can see Miguel telling him what means to be Spider-Man, but Miles rebelling against what he is meant to choose or sacrifice because every other variant did. Surely, we will see Miles fighting for his own choices and making his own original story, because every Spider-Man is more than a variant of one another.
At the end of the trailer, we can see Miles fighting Miguel, showing him as the villain of the story, who’s trying to paint Miles as the bad guy, sending all the variants out to hunt him, and allowing us to see recreation of the famous meme of three Spider-Men pointing at each other – the most important part of the whole trailer.
If Across the Spider-Verse is half the movie Into The Spider-Verse is, we have something to look forward to, but with the ambition of the creators, it’s surely going to leave us in absolute awe and set the bar for Spider-Man movies even higher than before.