The second chapter of the phenomenally successful Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse series will make its grand entrance on the silver screen. The original film breathed fresh life into the superhero universe by introducing a charismatic new protagonist - the young Miles Morales, as Spider-Man.
With the upcoming sequel, audiences can anticipate a more riveting narrative complemented by spectacular animation.
Spectacular Spider-World in Focus
The final trailer for the sequel, originally christened as "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse", offers a tantalizing glimpse into a vibrant Spider-World.
It's a universe teeming with fascinating versions of the beloved superhero, each portrayed in a variety of stunning animation styles. The sequel's plot sees the return of Gwen Stacy and our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Miles Morales, from Brooklyn.
This time, Morales is launched into a different universe, where he joins forces with a team of Spider-Men given the monumental task of safeguarding the Multiverse. However, as a new threat emerges, a clash among the heroes ensues, forcing Miles to grapple with his role as a hero and reevaluate what it means to be one in order to protect those he holds dear.
An Exceptional Team of Creative Visionaries
The continued journey of this animated version of the iconic superhero is expertly helmed by directors Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Justice League Unlimited), Kemp Powers (Soul), and Justin K.
Thompson (the first Spider-Man: New World). Screenwriting powerhouses Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, whose body of work includes Cloudy with Meatballs, The Lego Movie, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, have teamed up with David Callaham (Godzilla, Zombieland 2, Mortal Kombat).
The characters of Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy are brought to life once again by the prodigious talents of Shameik Moore (Dope, Samaritan) and the increasingly popular Hailee Steinfeld (Arcane, Hawkeye and Dickinson, Bumblebee).
The Critics Have Spoken
Film critics worldwide who had the privilege of attending exclusive previews have showered the film with effusive praise. Commendations range from the film's "masterful animation where every frame is worthy of a museum," to the rich emotional depth of Miles and Gwen's growth narratives.
Critics also laud the sequel for outstripping the high quality of the first film, which itself was hailed for pushing the boundaries of animation and walked away with an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and an Annie Award for Best Animated Film.