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The Newest Trailer For 'Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse' Is Here

By Brian Richards | Marvel Movies | April 4, 2023 |

By Brian Richards | Marvel Movies | April 4, 2023 |


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I know that I’m stating the obvious when telling you this, but it still needs to be said: Don’t believe everything you read on social media. Especially when it comes to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

If you listen to some of the Marvel stans on Twitter, they would insist on telling us that Into the Spider-Verse is an underappreciated cult classic that didn’t get the respect and box-office success it deserved, in the form of making a billion dollars like almost every other Spider-Man movie, and its lack of respect and success is because the film is animated and not live-action. But if you paid any attention whatsoever to the overall reception for Into the Spider-Verse, you’d know that it was praised by numerous critics (including our very own critic/chainsaw enthusiast Tori), made over $375 million dollars worldwide on a $90 million budget, and won a whole bunch of awards, including the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature, the BAFTA award for Best Animated Film, the Critics Choice award for Best Animated Feature, and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. (Oh, and it also took home the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, but it’s still “F-ck the Golden Globes” here at Pajiba, as they still have a lot more work to do to prove that they’ve left their f-ckery behind and deserve to be taken seriously.)

For everyone else who absolutely loved Into the Spider-Verse, and couldn’t stop talking about it, it was a lovely day when it was announced that there would be sequels coming soon. Despite its original release date being delayed from April 8, 2022, due to the catastrof-ck that is the COVID-19 pandemic, that excitement only grew when the teaser trailer dropped in December of 2021, and again when the first full trailer dropped the following December.

This morning saw the release of the second trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which is almost guaranteed to make you say: “Shut up and take my money!”

From the official synopsis:

Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.

Yes, that was Peter B. Parker reuniting with Miles, with his daughter, Mayday, along for the ride. Yes, that definitely was the pointing Spider-Man meme once again making an appearance. (The first time that meme showed up was in the post-credits stinger for Into the Spider-Verse.) And as we’ve seen in this trailer, as well as the last one, Miguel O’Hara — a.k.a. Spider-Man 2099 — is not going to be the most pleasant Spider-Man that Miles interacts with, and it looks very much like the two of them are going to butt heads. (Miguel mentioning the Marvel-199999 versions of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, and all of their Multiverse-related shenanigans from Spider-Man: No Way Home? Expect many a blog post and YouTube video about that for the next couple of weeks.)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, starring Shameik Moore (Miles Morales/Spider-Man), Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen), Jake Johnson (Peter B. Parker/Spider-Man), Issa Rae (Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman), Daniel Kaluuya (Hobart “Hobie” Brown/Spider-Punk), Jason Schwartzman (The Spot), Karan Soni (Pavitr Prahabkar/Spider-Man India), Brian Tyree Henry (Jefferson Davis), Luna Lauren Velez (Rio Morales), and Oscar Isaac (Miguel O’Hara/Spider-Man 2099), opens in theaters June 2, 2023.

P.S. No matter how excited you may be about the upcoming release of Blue Beetle (I’m excited about it, too, and it looks like it’s going to be such a blast to watch), it is not the first comic book film to center around a Latino superhero. That honor goes to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and to Miles Morales/Spider-Man, who is Afro-Latino. So do yourself a favor, and remember that before your Twitter fingers get you called out and cursed out for your Afro-Latino erasure as if your name is Gina Rodriguez or Lin-Manuel Miranda. Because the people who call you out probably won’t be as polite and friendly about this as I am.