Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse just received its third official trailer ahead of its June 2nd release. Sony Pictures and Marvel have released the latest trailer for the major interdimensional chapter in Miles Morales’ storyline, pitting him against a range of Spidey-themed enemies, including Spider-Cat. The footage also offers a closer look at antagonist The Spot, who threatens the multiverse with his portal-hopping abilities. The film will feature six major art styles that ensure each dimension has its own atmosphere upon entering – for example, a watercolor style for the India theme Mumbattan.
The sequel has big shoes to fill here, as the first film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2019.
The Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer begins with a voiceover by Miles (Shameik Moore): “My name is Miles Morales. I’m Brooklyn’s only Spider-Man and everything’s going great!” he says while his parents patiently await his arrival to meet his teacher. Across town, Miles is busy observing a strange, ghostly dude trying to rob an ATM at a bodega. The suspect in question is The Spot (Jason Schwartzman), who can create interdimensional portals into which he can put his hand and commit petty crimes like robberies, or even roam freely through the multiverse. It’s unclear what exact threat he poses to the larger multiverse, but Miles seems rather unnerved by his antics. It’s almost as if The Spot doesn’t know how to use his powers – he seems pretty clumsy. After a brief scuffle, Miles finally makes it to the meeting, where the teacher explains that he’s doing well in school, even though his Hispanic mother isn’t happy with his results in Spanish class.
“Welcome to Spider Society,” says Margo Kess/Spider-Byte to Miles, who is eventually catapulted across the multiverse to work alongside an elite crew of Spider-People. Leading the team is Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac). ), who believes the end justifies the means and is willing to sacrifice everything to protect the multiverse. “Miles, there are moments in our stories that are the same for all of us,” he says in the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse trailer. “Some good, some bad. It’s your choice to save one person or save them all.” Understandably, Miles turns down the job proposal, sparking a war against a multitude of spider-men from different universes.
“Everyone keeps telling me how I want my story to end. No, I do my own thing,” Miles recounts to Spider-Man 2099, in which he hopes through the dimensions with giant spot hands, through an India-inspired universe, and even encounters a spider cat that covers his face in webs. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse also stars Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Karan Soni as Pavitr Prabhakar/Spider-Man India, Daniel Kaluuya as Spider-Punk, Issa Rae as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, and Jake Johnson as… to see OG Spider-Man/Peter Parker.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse hits theaters worldwide on June 2nd. In India, the animated film will be released in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam.