The second day of June cannot get any closer since that day marks the release of the long-expected Sony animated movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The original movie, titled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, showcased many different versions of Spider-Men and their respective realities, and it seems that we will meet a lot more Spider-Men from more alternate realities.
Miles Morales will join the Spider-Force led by Miguel O’Hara, known as Spider-Man 2099, where they will join forces with many other Spider-Men to protect the multiverse and their well beings from a common threat, Spot. We dedicate this article to introducing all new universes we will see in the Across the Spide-Verse, so buckle up because we are going for a “ride” across the Multiverse.
Every universe confirmed in Across the Spider-Verse
First of all, we got to say that since Miles Morales was created in Sony Animated Universe, the reality itself is different from the comics. There are some differences from the source material, and we will get some new universes introduced in the Across the Spider-Verse movie. Most of these characters’ universes are marked differently because the Sony Animated Universe is still different from the Marvel Comics.
For example, Sony’s version of Spider-Woman will be different from the original character, and it seems that the filmmakers decided to create a new reality for the sake of the character. Since we don’t know about some universes, we will fall back on source material that inspired those characters. Of course, this information stems from the trailers that showcased many Spider-Men across the Multiverse and some official information.
Sony has rights to Spider-Man, meaning the studio put every version of the character they could. We will list the ones seen or mentioned in the Across the Spider-Verse trailer.
Also, since we know that Peni Parker and Spider-Man Noir probably won’t appear in the sequel, we won’t mention them since we already know their universes exist. Let’s start listing all confirmed universes in Across the Spider-Verse movie without further ado.
1. Earth-TRN700/1610 – Sony Animated Universe/Ultimate Comics – Miles Morales/Spider-Man
We start this list with no other than Earth-1610, the Ultimate Universe. The Ultimate comic series spanned from 2000 to 2015 when the Secret Wars event joined the universe with Earth-616. Miles Morales is one of the characters, a young teenager, who takes over the mantle of Spider-Man after Peter Parker dies at the hands of Green Goblin.
Similarly happened to the hero in Into the Spider-Verse movie, where Spider-Man wanted to destroy the Collider but died at the hands of Kingpin and Green Goblin. Miles from the comics is from Earth-1610, but Into the Spider-Verse marked the universe differently since it is outside Marvel Comics.
2. Earth-404 – Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew
This one is interesting since it seems that Jessica Drew is similar to the one from Earth-616, but Across the Spider-Verse will bring us a slightly different version of the Spider-Woman. This Jessica Drew is pregnant as the one from Earth-616 but is an African American woman.
Jessica Drew from Earth-616 is a Caucasian woman, so the writers and creators wanted to separate Spider-Woman’s character from the one from the main continuity – hence why it’s classified as Earth-404 (at least on the Into the Spider-Verse wiki).
3. Earth-138 – Spider-Punk/Hobie Brown
First of all, this version of Spider-Man is extremely cool, and the fact that Daniel Kaluuya is voicing the character, who is from London, the city where punk music was born, is such a good reference. Besides his cool name, Spider-Punk is a cool character created during the Spider-Verse event in 2014 and has stayed the coolest since then. You just cannot describe this character as other than simply “cool.”
Hobie Brown fights his foes with the usual Spider-Man powers and his trusty guitar, which he sets at 15.000 watts of punk rock, and defeats his enemies with loud, cool music. He is a great character, and we are glad his universe is canon to Across the Spider-Verse. In the comics, his world’s Gwen Stacy was an amazing famous musician who unfortunately died. I guess punk legends die young in Marvel Comics as well.
4. Earth-65/TRN702 – Gwendolyn Stacy/Spider-Woman/Ghost-Spider
Hailee Stainfeld’s Gwen Stacy will return to Across the Spider-Verse as an important character and a potential love interest for our boy Miles Morales. We know from the first movie that her designated Universe is Earth-65, and the creators specifically marked her world as TRN702.
If the creators follow up on Gwen Stacy’s character from Earth-65, her father, Captain Stacy, will probably try to hunt her down, not knowing she is the Spider-Woman, and she and Miles might get together as well. Maybe we see her becoming Ghost-Spider, as she is currently in the comics.
5. Earth-928/TRN706 – Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099
Miguel O’Hara, known as Spider-Man 2099, is a character from the possible future of Earth-616, specifically, Earth-928. His role in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse could lead to him being an antihero of the movie and the opponent of Miles Morales.
In the comics, Earth-928 is a dark future of Earth-616, where a massive civil war between humans and mutants overtakes the whole world, and their version of Peter Parker was part of the so-called heroic age. Spider-Man 2099 becomes a protector of Nueva York, where he battles the evil Alchemax corporation. It isn’t surprising how jaded O’Hara is in the Across the Spider-Verse trailers – he fights daily to protect the world.
6. Earth-50101 – Spider-Man India/Pavitr Prabhakar
An orphan from India becomes Spider-Man when he encounters an ancient yogi who gives him the powers of the spider to fight the evil forces on Earth. Pavitr Prabhakar eventually becomes a superhero named Spider-Man India, who lives on Earth-50101.
Spider-Man India’s most prominent villain is Doctor Octopus, his Uncle Bhim dies, and young Pavitr finally understands that great power comes with great responsibility.
His looks in Across the Spider-Verse are much better and more diverse than in the comics, which brings us hope that we will get new content for him in focus.
7. Earth-TRN701 – Spider-Man/Peter B. Parker
We all met Peter B. Parker from Into the Spider-Verse movie, and his universe confused many fans since Doctor Octopus’s computer suggested that he is truly from Earth-616. However, the original Peter Parker should know Miles Morales, hence why Peter B. Parker’s confusion kickstarted after the movie ended.
However, multiple explanations suggest that this version of Peter Parker is indeed from Earth-616 but from a totally different Multiverse – Doc Ock’s computer suggests that the universe might actually be Earth-E616. We are not sure, but it is possible by Marvel’s rule.
8. Earth-199999 – Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ah, the already infamous lore dump from Miguel O’Hara in the Across the Spider-Verse trailers. Spider-Man 2099 mentions an “annoying Doctor Strange and little nerd from Earth-199999,” pointing at the fact that MCU truly does exist in the Spider-Verse, and that Doctor Strange and young Spider-Man really messed up the Multiverse.
Of course, since Spider-Man 2099 is from the possible future of Earth-616, he is fairly angry at the Sorcerer Supreme and young Peter Parker.
9. Earth-67 – Spider-Man from the 1967 animated series
We saw the classic Spider-Man in the post-credit scenes of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, who is part of Earth-67. This Spider-Man from the animated series is the first-ever animated Spider-Man in existence and the origin of a meme that was immortalized on the Internet forever.
We don’t know his role, but hopefully, we will hear more of his iconic phrases and exclamations of surprise: “Wallopin’ websnappers!”
10. Earth-751263 – Spider-Man Unlimited Animated Series – Spider-Man/Peter Parker
This particular Spider-Man mirrors the origin story and most of his life after Earth-92131’s version of Web-Slinger from the 1994 animated series. The whole storyline of Spider-Man Unlimited stems from Peter Parker joining the Counter-Earth version of the superheroes, like Vulture and Green Goblin, to defeat rouge symbiotes and High Evolutionary.
This series is definitely a blast from the past, especially for children who watched a lot of 1990s animation in their youth.
11. Earth-26496 – Spectacular Spider-Man animated series – Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Some of us clearly remember the years when Disney Channel and Nickelodeon “ruled” children’s television, with Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kim Possible, Ben 10, and others being the most popular animated series during the 2000s.
Well, one of them was Spectacular Spider-Man, a version of Peter Parker, whose origins story resembles Tobey Maguire’s version of the superhero. Interestingly enough, Dan Slott couldn’t use Spectacular Spider-Man in his Spider-Verse comic book event because Sony had rights. Still, the time has finally come for the Disney version of the character to debut in The Spider-Verse.
Peter Parker is also great friends with Eddie Brock, Gwen Stacy, and Harry Osbourne, which made the series quite interesting.
12. Earth-2301 – Mangaverse – Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Who doesn’t love a healthy those of anime every now and then? Well, Marvel did a whole universe where our favorite superheroes are drawn in manga style, and one of the more important characters was Peter Benjamin Parker.
This Mangaverse character will most definitely make a cameo in the Across the Spider-Verse, and it will be cool to see the ninja version of Spider-Man being introduced in animation.
13. Earth-22191 – Spider-Byte/Margo Kess
Post-human era is upon us, and one of the participants of the Spider-Verse was Margo Kess, known as Spider-Byte. In her universe, Cyberspace is the main abode of many people of this universe, and Margo takes on the mantle of Spider-Byte to stop cybercrime.
Spider-Byte was recruited by Ghost-Spider to help the Spider-Army in the fight against Inheritors, and she even wore her virtual suit in the real world. She is an extremely cool character with an amazing suit, and we will definitely see her in Across the Spider-Verse.
14. Earth-9500 – Spider-Man 2211/Max Borne
If you ever saw a Doc Ock type of Spider-Man (besides the Superior Spider-Man), you must check out Dr. Max Born and Spider-Man 2211. This character lives in 2211 and first appears in Marvel Comics to aid Earth-616’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 to defeat Hobgoblin.
Spider-UK recruited him to his Spider-Army and has one of the strongest and strangest versions of Spider-Man suits ever.
15. Earth-1048 – PlayStation Universe – Marvel’s Spider-Man from 2018
Who doesn’t love the PlayStation-exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man game from 2018? This great game took the world by storm five years ago, and since then, it has been the best Spider-Man game of all time.
This version of Peter Parker has a really cool-looking Spider Suit and has already become one of the “cleanest” looks of one Web-Slinger. That game also introduces Miles Morales to the universe – maybe we will see him as well in the Across the Spider-Verse. Nevertheless, it’s cool Sony expanded the Spider-Verse to their video games.
Besides this version of Peter Parker appearing in the trailer, we saw Spider-Cat appearing as well – this version of Spider-Man is Miles Morales’ “sidekick” in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
16. Earth-51778 – Spider-Man/Takuya Yamashiro
Japanese live-action series called Spider-Man was first released in 1978 and since then achieved a cult following. Takuya Yamashiro is the Spider-Man in question, and his other fellow Spider-Man, Peni Parker, has a so-called sidekick/tool to defeat his enemies.
Japan loves their Gundams and giant machine monsters, and Takuya isn’t an exception. He uses his trusted Leopardon to help him beat enemies, while Spider-Man uses his powers to finish the job. Great call-back to the past versions of a superhero.
17. Earth-616 – Scarlet Spider/Kaine Parker, Ben Reilly
One of the strongest Spider-Men ever, Kaine Parker, is one of the coolest newer characters introduced to Marvel Comics. Besides his cool costume, Kaine Parker has a really interesting lore that he shares with Ben Reilly – he is the first clone of Peter Parker.
Scarlet Spider has multiple versions of the character, and despite being from different universes, some Kaine’s have similar suits to their Earth-616 counterpart. This isn’t clear information since many other Spider-Men would be from the main universe, but Kaine appears in the trailer and deserves to be mentioned – the same goes for Ben Reilly.
18. Earth-20023 – Charlotte Webber/Sun-Spider
Besides a cool suit that was instantly noticeable in the movie’s trailer, Charlotte Webber as Sun-Spider is also one of the Spider-Men that appeared in The Spider-Verse first time in Marvel Comics.
She is actually a wheelchair user, a handicapped young woman who, despite her disability (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), uses her powers to help others. Miles Morales and Spider-Zero recruited her to help them save Spiderling, our next entry on this list.
19. Earth-18119 – Spiderling/Anna-May Parker
This version of Spider-Man originates from the reality where Jean Grey survived after her other version, Earth-616, died for the second time. Moreover, in this universe, Civil War is prevented, which leads to Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson-Parker staying married and having their daughter Anna.
Eventually becoming a superhero like her father was, Spiderling embraced her powers from her youth and was part of some big events in Marvel Comics, including Secret Wars.
20. Earth-803 – Lady Spider/ Maybelle Reilly
If you wanted to see a steampunk version of Spider-Man, or someone who looks like they jumped out of the Bioshock Infinite game, well, don’t fret, because Lady Spider is definitely going to appear in Across the Spider-Verse movie.
Set in New York City 1895, we see how May Reilly became known as Lady Spider, her universe’s version of Spider-Man. Her suit looks extremely cool, and her most dangerous foes are the Earth-803 version of Sinister Six, known as Six Men of Sinestry – I would definitely keep that name for the supervillains group.
21. Earth-4 – Old Man Spider/Ezekiel Sims
One of the coolest-looking Spider-Man on this list is the Old Man Spider-Man. There aren’t that many details about the Earth-4 universe, but we know that Morlun, a member of Inheritors, killed Peter Parker of that reality.
Ezekiel Sims, an old man, decides to take over the mantle of Spider-Man and become known as Old Man Spider. He was recruited by Spider-UK for the fight against Inheritors and joined the recruiter to invite Peni Parker on their mission.
22. Earth-66 – Pter Ptarker/Spider-Rex
Well, there are many versions of Spider-Men in the upcoming Across the Spider-Verse movie, and this one is strange and cool simultaneously. Spider-Rex is a version of Spider-Man that is set in the prehistoric alternate universe when the dinosaurs were still the dominant species on Earth. However, everything changes when the meteorite with many alien spiders hits the planet where Spider-Rex was “born.”
Funnily enough, we also have a dinosaur version of Green Goblin called Norrannosaurman, and that whole storyline gets stranger and stranger as the Spider-Verse comic book goes further. Spider-Rex is part of the Vietnamese TV spot, and he is pursuing Miles Morales with the rest of the Spider-Force.
23. Earth-TRN688 – Sony’s Venom movie franchise
With Spot visiting Mrs. Chen from Sony’s Venom movies, we got the confirmation that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse acknowledges Sony’s live-action projects. Venom won’t appear in this movie, but there is a chance we will see Tom Hardy’s Venom in part two of this movie called Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, which will be released in March of 2024.
Exciting times are coming for us in the future, and if we see live-action Spider-Man or Venom on our screens, this Spider-Verse event will be even more epic.
There are more than a dozen versions of Spider-Men in Across the Spider-Verse, but we will have to wait and see the release of the movie to determine which other versions of Web-Slinger exist in Sony’s version of Spider-Verse. It seems that most of the characters from the Spider-Verse comic book event will appear in the movie, and boy, I cannot wait to see that.