SPIDER-MAN ACROSS THE SPIDER VERSE 2023: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Surprise! Sony Pictures shared the first trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on December 13, 2022, an animated feature film that follows the terrific Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse. The film is expected to hit theaters on June 2, 2023. It will be the first part of a two-part project!
As expected, the trailer shows many more alternate versions of Spider-Man from other dimensions. At the end of 2021, Sony Pictures – which is piloting the project – indicated that the hero, Miles Morales, will travel beyond his world and encounter many more variants than those he encountered in the very first film.
Numerous Spider-Man variations identified in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
We suspected it, Sony Pictures did it: the trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse does contain variations of Spider-Man. Since the trailer’s release, fans have been scrambling to analyze the trailer frame by frame to try to spot all the new Spider-Man that will appear in the film – including in numerous threads on Reddit.
As it stands, we know that there will be:
- Spider-Man 2099: a Spider-Man from an alternate future.
- Spider-Woman: a Spider-Woman who turns out to be pregnant during Across the Spider-Verse.
- Marvel’s Spider-Man, a game developed by Insomniac Games for the PlayStation and PC, with the 2023 arrival of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
- Lady Spider: a steampunk version of a Spider-Woman, equipped with mechanical back spikes, reminiscent of the legs of a spider.
- Spider-Man from the Marvel Mangaverse, the manga-style version of Spider-Man.
- Bombastic Bag-Man: a version of Peter Parker where he puts on a Fantastic Four costume and puts a paper bag over his head (in the trailer, he only has the paper bag covering his face).
- Undies Spider-Man: a Spider-Man who walks around in his underwear, with just a mask, boxers, and maybe boots.
- Werewolf Spider-Man: the werewolf version of Spider-Man, one is seen crawling around on all fours, the costume is partly torn, with tufts of hair here and there.
- Spider-Punk: a British rocker who plays the electric guitar.
- Supaidāman: the Spider-Man from the Japanese series that aired in the late 1970s, who goes by the name of Takuya Yamashiro.
- Spider-Man Unlimited: the Spider-Man from the American series that aired in the late 1990s.
- The Indian version of Spider-Man: Spider-Man lives in India and is called Pavitr Prabhakar.
THOR NEW MOVIE: A SOMEWHAT PECULIAR GOD
So much for the characters whose presence is proven or is highly certain, depending on what we see in the trailer, but also what was said by Sony Pictures. Indeed, there was a party broadcast on YouTube Premium after the release of the trailer where Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the producers, and writers, said a little more.
Of course, Miles Morales and some of his companions from the first film will be back: Gwen Stacy / Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) and the older, more life-affected version of Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man (Jake Johnson). But for the others, their presence isn’t sure. One thinks particularly of:
- Spider-Cochon (John Mulaney): the Spider-Man (or rather Pig-Man) in a Looney Tunes cartoon style.
- Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn): a Spider-Girl from the distant future (year 3145) in a manga style who fights in a robot.
- Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage): a Spider-Man in black and white from the ’30s inspired by the noir novels.
The ninja race of the manga version of Spider-Man
You should have had a good eye: in the Across the Spider-Verse trailer, you can spot the Marvel Mangaverse version of Spider-Man running on a catwalk in the background. Look closely: his arms are held back as if they were the wings of an airplane: it’s typically the “manga run” found in some teenage series, like Naruto.
Mayday, a future Spider-Woman
So, okay. This little character isn’t visible in the trailer, but it was shown during the small celebration on YouTube Premium after the trailer was released. This character is Mayday Parker. Yes, Parker.
This is the daughter of Peter B. Parker and Mary Jane Watson. And yes, she has her father’s abilities – and her mother’s hair, by the way.
Spider-Man at war with each other?
The trailer suggests that the different versions of Spider-Man don’t have the same goals. In any case, there are a few sequences that show Miles Morales in battle with several of his peers. It’s also unclear whether those following him are chasing him to stop him or trying to help him in his quest. In any case, some are determined to attack him!
The Big Bad
This is a character that we didn’t see in the trailer, but who appears on the poster: a black and white character, without a face, whose body is covered with dark spots – hence his name.
It’s a supervillain, called Jonathan Ohnn in civilian life. His particularity? The dark circles aren’t really spots. They are interdimensional portals…