Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 swinging in soon


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Aubree Shaw, Staff Reporter

Fans of the popular Marvel superhero Spider-Man were ecstatic when the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home was leaked earlier this year. More recently, movie studio Sony Pictures gave the wall-crawler’s fans another reason to cheer. They announced that the first of two parts to a sequel to the 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse would be swinging onto the big screens on October 7, 2022. The original film, which earned $375 million and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, followed a teenager named Miles Morales who is bitten by a radioactive spider and develops mysterious superpowers. When multiple Spider-People (including the Peter Parker fans are familiar with) find themselves in Miles’ dimension, they realize that they must team up to defeat Kingpin and save the multiverse.

Other than the release date, the only information on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) that fans have at this time are the voice cast, a handful of the members of the creative team, and a few details of the storyline. One of the first leaked details was that Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin Thompson will be directing the 2022 film. Screenwriter Phil Lord, who has leaked most of the currently known details, confirmed that the voice cast will include returning stars Shameik Moore (Miles Morales), Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy), Jake Johnson (Peter B. Parker), and Oscar Isaac (Spider-Man 2099), as well as Issa Rae, who will be lending her voice to new character Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, who is just one of the new editions to the team of interdimensional web-slingers. In terms of the film’s storyline, the creative team has confirmed that the Spider-Team will once again team up to battle a highly-powered super villain and. According to American entertainment website Screen Rant, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 will primarily focus on Miles’ budding relationship with Gwen now that Spider-people can freely communicate between dimensions. The romance between the two key characters was meant to be explored in the first film before the subplot was saved for a future installment.” 

Additionally, Lord hinted that the Japanese Spider-Man, who was the star of a spinoff 1978 television show, may be making an appearance in the new film. With the upcoming releases of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), as well as the announcement of an all-female Into the Spider-Verse spinoff, Spider-Man’s fans have plenty to look forward to.