Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse featured a moving story, terrific voice work, and breathtaking animation. It won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and was so powerful it made me like a Post Malone song. All that plus strong box office made a sequel an inevitability.
But it's been a long time coming. Initially scheduled for April 8th of this year, COVID delays pushed it back twice. And while anticipation is high, Sony's not giving us too long a peek. The first half of the trailer is really a brief recap of the first film. The second half is where things get crazy, with a battle royale amongst hundreds of Spider-Man variants, including Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac). But why are they all against Miles Morales (Shameik Moore)? We'll have to wait until next summer to find out.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse opens June 2, 2023.