With the shower of praise obtained from the Oscar-winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), its next chapter Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated projects of 2022.
Only a short teaser has been released so far, in which we can catch a glimpse of the fistfight between Miles Morales and Spider-Man 2099, which heralds once again how the concept of the multiverse will forcefully return to the forefront of the events of the film as what already happened in Into the Spider-Verse.
Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will take totally unpredictable narrative directions, as stated by the directors of the previous chapter and producers of the new movie Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in an interview with Indiewire.
“It’s been fun to have the confidence,” said Phil Lord. “And to go even harder and push the medium even further and take Miles to places you couldn’t imagine.”
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In an earlier interview with Entertainment Weekly, the duo also said that the teaser was just a small taste of what fans could expect from the full movie.
“Well we’re just getting started. In the first look you get just a taste of what we’re going for,” they said. “Every dimension looks and feels radically different from all the others. They all look like they were drawn by a different artist.”
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“It’s an opportunity to build on that visual foundation and push it to bold new places,” they continued. “Some of the groundbreaking art techniques the team has developed for this movie have blown us away. It’s going to be an exciting experience for audiences like nothing anyone’s seen.”
The future of the animated franchise seems to be assured. Notably, the first look of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse has also confirmed that it will be a large work divided into two parts.
The plot details of the film are still pretty sparse, but at least we know that it will focus on developing the relationship between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy. Their friendship started in Into the Spider-Verse, which received unanimous praise after showcasing not only a great story but also a unique visual style and animation techniques. Without a doubt, it remains one of the most striking films ever made visually, leading to the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and $ 375 million global gross.
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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will be directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson, while Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will return to cover the script with David Callaham. Peter Ramsey, director of the previous chapter, will return as executive producer along with Avi Arad, Christina Steinberg, and Amy Pascal of Sony Pictures.
The voice cast of the film will still include Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, and Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker. In addition, Oscar Isaac will voice Spider-Man 2099, while Issa Rae will portray Jessica Drew’s version of Spider-Woman.
The release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is currently scheduled for 7 October 2022.