CinemaCon 2022 – Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse First 15 Minutes Revealed

Across the Spider-Verse

Earth-65 (Gwen Stacy)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse begins in Gwen Stacy’s universe on Earth-65. We get rough animation of Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) sneaking inside her home. Her Dad, Captain Stacy, says hey, and the daughter says hi. Unlike the Gwen Stacy we know from The Amazing Spider-Man, this version of Captain Stacy has a strained relationship with her daughter. He is obsessed with capturing Spider-Man, even though he doesn’t know it’s her daughter behind the mask the whole time. 

After a short conversation between the two, Captain Stacy gets a call that the Vulture is causing havoc inside a museum. As soon as he leaves, she turns on the police radio and listens to the distress call. It’s time for Spider-Gwen to swing in to help. An explosion rocks the museum, and the police get behind cover. Spider-Gwen webs her father and the other officer in charge and asks if they’re looking for her. She enters the museum and calls out for Vulture, “screaming their name usually works,” she says. This version of Vulture speaks Italian and takes great inspiration from Leonardo Da Vinci’s Flying Machine

All of a sudden, he begins to deteriorate, and we realize that this Vulture is from another universe. As Italian Toomes is about to kill Spider-Gwen, the one-and-only Miguel O’Hara a.k.a. Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac) saves the day. Gwen Stacy begins to crack jokes about Spider-Man 2099’s appearance, but then they begin to argue with each other as they battle Italian Toomes. Miguel reveals to Gwen that he’s come to clean up the mess caused by Kingpin’s collider. 

After Vulture kicks Miguel’s butt, he reluctantly asks Lyla to call for backup. Suddenly, an African-American Jessica Drew (seemingly inspired by Valerie, who coincidentally also took down Vulture in her lone comic appearance) busts through the portal on a motorcycle. 

Gwen is in awe of how awesome Jessica Drew (Issa Rae) is. Meanwhile, Miguel finally defeats Vulture and is about to bite Vulture’s head off. Fortunately for Vulture, a police chopper appears out of nowhere. Unfortunately, for the police chopper, Vulture uses his explosives to make them spiral out of control. Gwen, Miguel, and Jessica use their webs to save the pilots from dying and prevent the helicopter from falling on a crowd of people.

As an injured Gwen tries to walk away from the museum rubble, Captain Stacy comes from behind, points a gun at her, and tells her to freeze. Although Spider-Gwen is trying to convince her dad that she’s not a bad guy, he’s not listening to a word she says. He’s convinced that Spider-Man is a bad guy because he thinks he killed Peter Parker. So, Gwen did the only thing that she could do at that moment: She revealed her identity to Captain Stacy. Unfortunately, Captain Stacy is more disappointed than sympathetic. He is still hellbent on bringing Spider-Man to justice even though it’s her daughter. 

Once again, Miguel saves Gwen by trapping Captain Stacy in a full-body force field. Jessica tries to convince Miguel to let her join, but he says he doesn’t want to babysit. However, he is a sympathetic man and decides to give her a high-tech wristband—letting her join in on the multiversal fun. Distraught, Gwen Stacy looks at her dad before entering the portal.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Miles Morales

Earth-1610 (Miles Morales)

Miles’ parents are talking to a school counselor about his future. The only problem is that he’s not there. Miles is swinging through Brooklyn as Spider-Man and quickly changes into his street clothes. Unfortunately, he’s so scatter-brained that he forgets to take off his mask. That is until Ganke reminds him about it. He rushes in late to the counselor meeting, much to the dismay of his parents. The counselor informs them that Miles is acing at all classes… Except for Spanish. To which his Spanish-speaking mother is immediately offended. It turns out that Miles has missed not one but six classes.

Despite the B in Spanish, the school counselor informs Miles’ parents that he has a great shot of getting into Columbia University. Unfortunately, his mother wants him to go to school in Brooklyn. On the other hand, Miles tries to convince his mother that Columbia has the world’s best quantum research programs. He wants to find a way to reach other dimensions, and he won’t be able to do that in Brooklyn. Suddenly, his spider-sense starts to go off. He tells his parents that he has to go. Next, Jefferson gets a call from the APB about a supervillain disturbance, and now he has to leave.

All alone, the counselor tells Rio that “he’s lying to you and I think you know it…”

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One Title

Across the Spider-Verse Part 2 Title Revealed

Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller had one more surprise for the CinemaCon crowd. Because the Spider-Verse sequel was getting so large (1000 animators are currently working on the film—the largest animation effort to date), they had to split the film into two. However, Across the Spider-Verse Part 2 was just a temporary title. They revealed that the actual title is Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.

Thus, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will now release on June 2, 2023, and Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse will come out on March 29, 2024.

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