Sony Pictures has unveiled a first trailer for its upcoming animated sequel Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (Part 1) at the Comic-Con Experience in Brazil this weekend. Yes, it will be a two-part sequel to the critically-acclaimed 2018 Oscar-winning blockbuster, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
(Some spoilers for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse below.)
The 2018 film was a mega-hit, grossing over $ 375 million worldwide against a budget of $ 90 million, and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, a well-deserved honor. As Ars Technica’s Sam Machkovech wrote in his review, “This is hands down the best comic book movie in years to warmly embrace the kind of viewers who know their comics back and forth, all without intimidating. the inevitable kids and first-time viewers drawn to this incredibly family adventure. “
Sony started developing the sequel a month before Into the Spider-Verse was released, and soon after, producer Amy Pascal announced that the film would focus on the burgeoning relationship between Miles and Gwen Stacy / Spider-Gwen. The film is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson, who are all making their debut as feature film directors.
Writer-producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller told Entertainment Weekly on Saturday that they decided to split the sequel into two separate films, after realizing they had too many stories to tell to make one. payment. (They’re working on both films simultaneously.) And as we see in this first trailer, each universe in the multiverse has its own distinct look, designed to suggest that they were drawn by a different artist.
According to the official premise:
Miles Morales returns for the next chapter in the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Spider-Man, a friendly full-time neighborhood of Brooklyn, across the multiverse to join forces with those of Gwen Stacy, and a new team of Spider-Man, must face off against a villain more powerful than anything they’ve ever encountered.
The trailer is light on plot details, but has some amazing visuals. We open with Miles (Shameik Moore) chillaxing at home – in fact, he’s grounded – after successfully saving the Multiverse and becoming the Spider-Man of his world. Next, Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) unexpectedly opens a portal to visit, having figured out how to communicate with Miles through dimensions at the end of the first film. I mean, she could have called first so he could tidy up his room a bit. But Gwen only teases him a little when she sees Miles’ drawing of her. (” I missed you too. “)
Miles may be grounded, but Spider-Man isn’t, so it won’t be long before he makes his way through portal after portal, traveling between multiverses. As he gets used to it, 2099’s Spider-Man Miguel O’Hara (Oscar Isaac) tumbles down another portal. (O’Hara made a cameo appearance in the end credits of the last movie, chatting with another Spider-Man in New York City in 1967.) Everything goes by pretty quickly, but we see Miles swinging around in a place called Mumbai in what seems to be an Indian-inspired universe. (There are Hindi and Tamil words in the background.)
Jake Johnson will also reprise his role as Peter B. Parker from the first film. Spider-Woman, aka Jessica Drew (Issa Rae) is slated to make an appearance at some point in the two-part sequel, and Takuya Yamashiro, the 1978 “Japanese Spider-Man” Spider Man the series is listed among the cast for Part one. As for characters like Kimiko Glenn’s Peni Parker, Nicolas Cage’s Spider-Man Noir, or John Mulaney’s Spider-Ham, well, Lord and Miller wouldn’t confirm or deny these possible cameos. “Miles will be reuniting with old friends and meeting… a lot of new ones,” they told EW.
Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (Part 1) is currently slated for a theatrical release on October 7, 2022. Second part is expected to drop sometime in 2023. Also in development: a spin-off focused on women Spider-Women film about three generations: Gwen Stacy / Spider-Gwen, Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman and Cindy Moon / Silk.
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