The best Spider-Man franchise is getting a three-part movie series (as it should). The long-awaited animated movie, set to hit theaters in 2022, will be called Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). The designation “Part One” is a sign that there will be at least one more installment in the series coming, which will surely excite fans who were expecting only one sequel to be planned at a time.
In response to the trailer’s Part One title, co-writer Christopher Miller confirmed on Twitter, “It’s true, Spider-Man: Across The #SpiderVerse is Part One of two films. Me, [Philip Lord], [Justin K. Thompson], [Kemp Powers], [Joaquim Dos Santos] and an incredible crew are working on both films simultaneously!” Miller also added a supplementary tweet stating that in addition to Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld and Oscar Isaac reprising their Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse roles as Miles, Gwen Stacey/Spider-Gwen and Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099, Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) will feature “a bunch of old friends… and many new ones.”
Excited to share the very first sneak peek of SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE! https://t.co/EOC1bFuuex
— Christopher Miller (@chrizmillr) December 5, 2021
The third installment and final installment already has a rough release date with plans to have it come out in 2023 — which means we are getting back-to-back Spider-Verse films. No more waiting four years at a time.
Producers/writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller discussed the upcoming sequel to the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse during an Entertainment Weekly Q&A. While discussing the decision to split the upcoming story into two films, they said, “Miles’ story is an epic. We wrote what we thought the story needed to be, and to our surprise we realized it was two movies instead of one. We’re working on them both as we speak. Part Two will be out sometime in 2023. We will sleep again in 2024.”
In July 2020, the two teased on Twitter that a major Spider-Man character, Cindy Moon (also known as Silk), might be joining the upcoming Spider-Verse series. An official synopsis for the film released at the same time as the new footage, confirming that a “new team of Spider-People” are along the way to face off against a new villain, teased to be “more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.”
So far, two known new Marvel characters are confirmed to appear in the Spider-Verse sequel. These include Jessica Drew’s Spider-Woman (voiced by Issa Rae) and the 1978 Japanese Spider-Man TV show incarnation, who regularly fought monsters in a giant alien robot called Leopardon.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) releases in theaters Oct. 7, 2022.
Before the arrival of the movie, familiarize yourself with some alternate Spider-Man characters and read about the next trilogy starring Tom Holland where Spidey heads off to college.
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