“Across the Spider-Verse” Trailer Unveils Hundreds of Spider-Men

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.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.