‘Across the Spider-Verse’ hints at 3 more Spider-Man variants

Thanks to merch, we get a preview.

words by: Alee Kwong
Sep 22, 2022

Merchandise is a great way to get a better idea of what the next Marvel movie is going to be about. We got a peek at what to expect from July’s Thor: Love and Thunder by way of the LEGO sets, and now 3 new Spider-Man variants have been revealed in a new puzzle set to promote Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. 


The highly anticipated follow-up to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, titled Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), has been on every Marvel fan’s mind. The short trailer revealing Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac) throwing hands across the multiverse with Miles Morales’ Spider-Man generated massive amounts of hype. Speculations and hopes about who could appear in the sequel spread like wildfire, and we’ve finally gotten some semblance of confirmation.


In the puzzle set, we see 3 new variants — Spider-Punk, Scarlet Spider, and Cyborg Spider-Woman. In June 2021, it was confirmed that Issa Rae (Insecure) was cast as Spider-Woman and would be in part one. When people think of Spider-Woman, the last thing they are thinking of is a cyborg.



Sony had recently released a new plot description of the upcoming sequel:

“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.”


Seeing as the villain in the next movie will be “more powerful than anything they have ever encountered,” I can see why they would need a gigantic cyborg on their side. While Spider-Punk and the Scarlet Spider could be there as fan service, these three variants show that we have a lot to look forward to in Across the Spider-Verse.


Did you know about the Sony and MCU crossover potential we might see in Across the Spider-Verse?


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