Animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse blew many socks off when it hit a few years back, and a sequel hopes to soon repeat the process (as do sock manufacturers).
The follow-up is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), with the first bit a possible reference to one of The Beatles’ finest songs, and the bit in brackets being a very obvious indicator that there’ll be more to come after this one.
The synopsis released so far is a simple one that tells us very little: “Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.”
Casting-wise, Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld return, as does Oscar Isaac, who’s been promoted from “Ineteresting person #1” to “Miguel O’Hara”. While a different team of directors – Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson – is on board, Phil Lord returns to the writing desk, along with regular partner Christopher Miller and David Callaham.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is currently set for an October 2022 release.
Here’s our wild first look: