Today, at Brazil Comic Con, Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation launched a first look and revealed the official title to the sequel to the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One).
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is coming exclusively to movie theaters on October 7, 2022. Part Two is expected to hit theaters in 2023.
In 2018, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse debuted as the #1 movie in North America its opening weekend with $35.4 million, an all-time record opening weekend for an animated film in December.
The film went on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Film in 2019 and grossed $191.4 million domestically, and $185.3 million internationally for a worldwide total of $376.7 million.
Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.
The new film is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson from a screenplay by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and David Callaham.
Based on the Marvel comic books, the film is produced by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Christina Steinberg.
Released in theaters on December 14, 2018, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduced Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where anyone can wear the mask.
Based on the comic book characters created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli in 2011, the movie centers on the adventures of African-American/Puerto Rican Brooklyn teen Miles Morales as he tries to fit in at a new private school in Manhattan.
Miles’ father is a by-the-books police officer and his mother is a devoted nurse. They are both loving parents who are proud of their son’s achievements, and want to see him succeed in the new school for gifted students.
However, adjusting to the new school proves to be tough on Miles, who would rather spend time with his friends from the neighborhood or visit his uncle Aaron, who encourages his talents as a graffiti artist. Although Miles idolizes Aaron, his charming uncle is quite a complex character who has had troubles with the law in the past.
Miles’ life becomes even more complicated when he is bitten by a radioactive spider, and he finds himself developing super powers, which includes venom strike, camouflage, sticking to objects, incredible hearing, Spidey sense, and much more.
Meanwhile, the city’s nefarious criminal mastermind Kingpin has developed an ultra-secret nuclear super collider which opens up a portal to other universes, pulling different versions of Spider-Man (including an older Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham and anime Peni Parker) into Miles’ world.
Aided by familiar characters such as Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen and a kick-ass version of Aunt May, and new characters such as Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir and anime Peni Parker, Miles learns to accept the challenges and responsibilities of being a real superhero. He ultimately realizes that anyone can wear the hero’s mask and take action to fight for what’s right.
The first film featured the voices of Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, Jake Johnson as Peter Parker, Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, Mahershala Ali as Miles’ uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry as Miles’ father Jefferson, Lily Tomlin as Aunt May, Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, John Mulaney as Spider-Ham, Kimiko Glenn as Peni Parker, with Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, Kathryn Hahn, and Liev Schreiber as Kingpin.