It’s been a year and a half since we watched Spider-Man: No Way Home, which assembled no less than three live-action Spider-Men on the big screen together. That’s a great achievement, but we can’t wait for the upcoming animated movie to do something even crazier than that.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, an upcoming sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is just around the corner, and the Spider-fans couldn’t be more excited. The original movie grossed $384.3 million and received universal acclaim for its unique and specific animation and story, which assembled a whole team of characters with Spider-like powers.
The Spider-Verse franchise follows Miles Morales, the new Spider-Man who is protecting New York City after the tragic death of the original Spider-Man, Peter Parker. However, Miles joined forces with Peter Parker from a different universe, in addition to Spider-Woman, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Hamm, and Peni Parker, to protect both his city and the entire Multiverse. And now, it’s time to return to the Spider-Verse with the highly anticipated sequel.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse director says the movie will end on a cliffhanger!
The original movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, was directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. Now, the sequel was helmed by another directing trio; Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. In a recent interview with SFX magazine (via GamesRadar+), Kemp Powers revealed that the movie would end on a cliffhanger to prepare the stage for the threequel, which is set to be released next year.
“Across The Spider-Verse is a movie on its own, but it definitely ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. I think it’s a good cliffhanger. We hope that it’s a satisfying tee-up for what’s coming in the third film because you want people to be excited about what’s coming next.”Kemp Powers for SFX magazine (via GamesRadar+)
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales as he tries to adjust to his new life as a student and protector of the city. But when Gwen Stacy returns to him to stop the next threat coming to all Spider-People in the Multiverse, Miles accepts the challenge, though it will eventually bring him into conflict with Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099, over how to deal with the impending threat.
Across the Spider-Verse is the second movie in the planned Spider-Verse trilogy. The third movie, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, is set to be released in March 2024. Additionally, a spin-off movie Spider-Woman, with Hailee Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy, is also in development.