Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a new first look at Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, the sequel to the underappreciated 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Following up on the adventures of Miles Morales (Shamiek Moore) and Gwen Stacey (Hailee Steinfeld) from all those years ago, it seems this latest story will be too big to contain in a single movie. That’s right: Across The Spider-Verse is officially a two-parter!
I’m not exactly excited about that part, but this latest teaser gives us more than just early confirmation of a sequel. We also have a general idea of when the film will release. Part One is set for an October 2022 release exclusively in theaters. We also know the general plot will concern the universe of Spider-Man 2099, a distant future persona of the web-slinger that was first introduced to Marvel comics in 1992.
There’s not much else to really learn from this trailer, but it’s nice to see that the studio has doubled down on its animation style. It’s a crying shame that the first movie was something of a financial disappointment, but I’m glad to report that there has been no studio meddling here. Sony let its artists continue on with what worked the first time, so we have that authentic comic book look again.