Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse: Everything We Know

"You thought that you've seen every Spider-Person that you could imagine, but not every Spider-Person we can imagine," writer Phil Lord joked.
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This story contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Get ready web-slingers, because Spider-Man is swinging into theaters once again. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is both an amazing sequel and a new jumping-off point for the animated Spider-Man franchise. This time around, it isn't just one Spider-Man (or three)—it's every Spider-Man. We're talking so many Spider-people that some of them are cars, dinosaurs, pigs, and anything you can possibly think would shoot webs out of a red-and-blue suit.

Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) shines in this film, as revelations about his spider powers come to light and threaten to destroy the multiverse. Turns out, Miles's radioactive spider came from a parallel universe that wasn't his own, as Oscar Isaac's Miguel O'Hara tells him. The older Spider-Man from the future assembles a massive group of Spider-Men to help fight these anomalies, as a new villain by the name of Spot (Jason Schwartzman) learns how to control multiversal travel. In the end, Miles ends up trapped in a universe that isn't his own—but one in which he follows his uncle into the criminal underworld as The Prowler. Across the Spider-Verse will spill over into Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, which has a tentative release date of March 29, 2024.


"I've known the ending for years, but it's cool," Shameik Moore told Esquire of Across the Spider-Verse's big twist. "There was a Peter A. Parker from Miles's universe in the first film, and then Jake Johnson played Peter B. Parker. It's pretty much the same thing. They have [Moonlight's Jharrell Jones] playing that Miles." Jones's criminal Miles will likely test our Miles in a whole new way. "I hope it inspires everybody to pay attention to how they're wearing their mask, and I hope they support me when it's time to talk about this live-action Miles Morales movie," Moore added.

In an interview with Collider, writers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller teased that although we saw nearly a thousand different Spider-People in the new film, they still have plenty of surprises set up for the next installment. "You thought that you've seen every Spider-Person that you could imagine, but not every Spider-Person we can imagine," Lord joked. Silk, who is a Korean Spider-Woman with her own live-action film in development, has yet to make an appearance. There's also an adorable variant where Uncle Ben becomes Spider-Man and raises a young Peter. That may be a little canon-breaking for this universe, but after all, we're about to go Beyond the Spider-Verse.

FromEsquire US

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