If Into the Spider-Verse took your world by storm, you have to be here for Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part 1! The much-awaited film has finally confirmed a sequel! Into The Spider-Verse maintained its supremacy as one of the watershed moments in animated superhero films. The movie was released in 2018 as a production between Sony Pictures Animation and Marvel Entertainment.
Into The Spider-Verse set up the first animated film universe for Spider-Man. The film has a rating of 8.4/10 on IMDb. Not only has Into the Spider-Verse received critical acclaim for its animation, artwork and storyline, the music score for the film also blew up. Miles Morales also features in the comic book cross-overs like the Shuri Comics when Shuri goes to New York!
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part 1 Official First Look
Do You Remember Into The Spider-Verse? Here’s A Recap!
For those needing a refresher or those just stepping into the Spider-Verse, here’s a recap on Into The Spider-Verse. The animated feature stars, Miles Morales, a regular student who copes with the pressures of prep school and the expectations of his father, a diligent cop who feels Spider-Man is a good deal of trouble. Miles’ uncle offers him fun time-off during which he gets bitten by a radioactive spider and in true Spider-Man fashion, acquires abilities like Spider-Man.
On his way back, he stumbles upon Kingpin’s Supercollider that he aims to use to revive his deceased wife Vanessa and his son. For those unfamiliar, Kingpin is another name for the famous Marvel supervillain, Wilson Fisk, best remembered from Marvel’s Daredevil. An obnoxious accident with the collider leads to the eventual death of Spider-Man, Miles flees the scene where Kingpin and Prowler stand.
At Spider-Man’s grave, he meets Peter B. Parker, a worn-out version of this world’s Spider-Man, who comes from an alternate world. Miles soon meets more versions of Spider-Man, including Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman from another world. Post the final showdown, Kingpin and his minions are arrested and Gwen discovers a way to move across dimensions and meet Miles. In what seems to be yet another warm moment, in the end, Miles and his father manage to better their relationship as well.
What Will Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part 1 Have?
The first look for Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part 1 takes one on an interdimensional roller-coaster after Gwen drops by in Miles’ room. He admits that he initially didn’t think that he’d see her again and that he was really glad that it happened. Miles also tells her that he cannot leave because he’s grounded, to which she asks if Spider-Man is also grounded. Miles travels through an inter-dimensional route to drop into a new world.
This is the world is dubbed ‘another world’ and now proposes a delightful surprise for fans of the comics. Miles arrives in a version of India, as the first look video also includes onomatopoeia in Hindi and also includes iconic Mumbai traffic sounds. A frame-by-frame view of the video also reveals billboards with Tamil, Hindi as well as English on them.
Miles seems to have a push and pull with what seems like the Spider-Man from that dimension. Comic fans will recognize the Indian Spider-Man as Pavitr Prabhakar who first appears in the Spider-Man: India Comic released in 2005.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part 1 Release Date
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part 1 has announced that it will return very soon! The film has confirmed a release date of October 7th 2022 and has currently been filed under a theatre-only release. The interesting aspect to note is that even as this acts as a sequel to the first Spider-Verse film, this is only Part 1, which was originally supposed to release in April 2022 but had to be pushed due to the pandemic.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part 1 will be followed by a part two that will release in the year after. For now, Spider-Man fans have a loaded year to come, with Marvel Cinematic Universe releasing the third installment of the Spider-Man movies: No Way Home on 17th December 2021!
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part 1 Cast
As of now, only two characters have been confirmed in the first look and there is news of more voice acting talent that has joined the crew:
- Shameik Moore as Miles Morales
- Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy (also the voice of Vi from Netflix’s Arcane)
- Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara
- Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker
- Issa Rae as Jessica Drew
Stay tuned for more updates on Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse Part 1 and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out other amazing animated movies on Netflix that should make your list including The Witcher – Nightmare of the Wolf and more!