Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be premiering in less than two weeks. Some fans are already waiting for journalists and critics to give their first impressions of the film. The second film in what is becoming one of the most appreciated super hero spin-off series has completed production, seemingly cutting things quite close.
"Update: It. Is. Done," Across the Spider-Verse co-director Justin K. Thompson tweeted. Thompson the co-director of the upcoming sequel to Into the Spider-Verse with Joaquim Dos Santos and Kemp Powers.
The trio will be making their feature directorial debut in Across the Spider-Verse.
update: It. Is. Done.
— Justin K Thompson (@shinypinkbottle) May 20, 2023
It seems quite odd that a highly anticipated movie finished post-production so close to its release date. However, given the magnitude of the movie, the post-production team may have had a lot of work to do.
The upcoming film will feature a ton of characters, specifically Spider-People from across the multiverse. Aside from Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy, the upcoming movie will feature Spider-Woman, Spider-Man India, Spider-Punk, Spider-Man 2099, Peter Parker from Marvel’s Spider-Man video game series, and many more.
What we know about Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
In the upcoming movie, Miles Morales reunites with Gwen Stacy to take on a new villain that threatens the existence of the Spider-Verse. The antagonist of the movie will be Spot, a supervillain that has the ability to warp himself or parts of his body from one place to another using a dimension called the Spotworld.
The official synopsis of the movie reads, "After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn's full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must soon redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most."
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be the second film in a planned trilogy. The Spot will also be the villain of the third movie titled Beyond the Spider-Verse, which does not yet have a release date - information about this third installment is scarce in general.
There have been rumors that live-action Spider-Man Tom Holland may be part of the upcoming animated film. Holland has not confirmed that he will be in the movie but shared that he loves the animated Spider-Man films. Across the Spider-Verse producer Amy Pascal has played coy about Hollland’s involvement in the film and stated "not going to comment on anything around that!"
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is swinging to theaters on June 2, 2023.