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  1. What happens at the end of Across the Spider-Verse?
  2. Why does Earth-42 Miles become the Prowler?
  3. If not for the spider, Earth-1610’s Miles would have turned into the Prowler as well.
  4. Why Across the Spider-Verse’s ending is an appropriate one?

How A Miles Morales Villain Theory Is Made Into Reality 5 Years Ago Thanks To Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse's Unexpected Ending

Currently hitting theaters worldwide, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse got fans on their seats with intense action sequences, mesmerizing sceneries from different dimensions, and one heck of a twist at the end of the movie that sets up perfectly for the events of its sequel: Beyond the Spider-Verse, which will be released next year’s March. The ending concludes with a huge cliffhanger which got us all shocked and dumbfounded.

As a sequel, Across the Spider-Verse connects heavily to the prequel 5 years ago, from the big ones to the most hidden and subtle details, one of them even addresses one tiny feature that most of us would have missed in Into the Spider-Verse. In the first movie, there’s a detail that hints at the franchise’s next big villain, and we didn’t really pay attention to it, and now when we all look back, it all makes sense. That detail alone shows us how much effort and passion Sony puts into its movies, and we’re going to find out about it right away.


#1. What happens at the end of Across the Spider-Verse?

At the end of Across the Spider-Verse, Miles attempts to flee from Nueva York to save his father from the occurrence of the canon events, which leads to a high-speed pursuit between him and the entire Spider-Society. The protagonist escapes but is sent to a different universe, where his dad was killed, his uncle Aaron is alive, there’s no Spider-Man, and the version of Miles Morales in this world turns out to be the Prowler.

Ironically, Miles is sent directly to Earth-42 instead of Earth-1610, where there’s no Spider-Man, because the machine read the spider’s DNA in his body, which comes from Earth-42. Miles is later knocked out and locked up by his evil counterpart, while The Spot is still wreaking havoc in his universe. 


#2. Why does Earth-42 Miles become the Prowler?

universe, and in Miles’s world, the chosen one is the late Peter Parker. Miles, now learns that the spider that bit him wasn’t from his universe, but from Earth-42, and that he isn’t supposed to be Spider-Man. And since the spider that bit him comes from another Earth, that specific Earth won’t have a Wall-Crawler. This unintentional disturbance that Miles caused is a reason why Miguel isn’t very fond of him.

And since there’s no spider to bite him, neither Peter nor Miles from Earth-42 can become Spider-Man. And the latter, under his uncle’s influence, is corrupted and becomes the vigilante known as the Prowler. This makes us question ourselves, if Earth-1610 Miles Morales didn’t get bitten by the other-worldly arachnid, would he follow the same dark path as well?


#3. If not for the spider, Earth-1610’s Miles would have turned into the Prowler as well.

In fact, this theory is already presented by Sony way back in the prequel 4 years ago. Remember when Miles’s background color scheme was changed from green and purple to red and blue after getting bitten by the spider? Green and purple is the color of the Prowler, while red and blue is the color of Spider-Man. This detail implies that if Miles hadn’t become the Web-Slinger, he would have turned into the Prowler eventually under Aaron’s influence, just like his Earth-42 counterpart.

It was such a subtle detail that makes much more sense after the events in Across the Spider-Verse, and it shows how much effort Sony puts in to make sure the two movies connect.


#4. Why Across the Spider-Verse’s ending is an appropriate one?

While most fans don’t like cliffhangers, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has done it in a way that satisfies all parties. The shocking twist at the end, with the appearance of the evil Miles sets up perfectly the events of the sequel, which will surely reach its climax. 

After getting caught by the Prowler, our protagonist still has so many adversities ahead, from his evil version, the Spider-Society, and the most formidable of all, The Spot. It’s reasonable to put the rest of the story to the next movie, instead of trying to overstuff it into Across the Spider-Verse.

Are there any superb details in the movie that you want us to break down? Share your ideas in the comments. 

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