The second trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse movie is out, and it sheds a lot more light on the conflict at hand, and gives a cheeky reference to Spider-Man: No Way Home, the live action multiverse movie.
The opening few moments show Miles back in his universe, being fully comfortable in his role as Spider-Man. It’s unclear how long this is from the first film, but it looks like some time has passed. He’s still having some trouble balancing his home and Spider life though, a conflict that will likely be a huge part of the film. His teacher warns that he’s lying to his parents about something, which of course he is.
Spider-Gwen manages to open the multiverse, and takes Miles on a wild ride through it. This is where the animation will get a chance to shine, with rapidly changing colours and effects. She takes him to a world of Spider-People, a place called the Lobby. It’s chock full of references to other Spider-Men and Spider-projects, showing the love for the property.
It’s all run by Miguel O’Hara, voiced by Oscar Isaac, and it looks like it’s taking a toll on him. He breaks the bad news that Miles can never join this world, but isn’t clear on why. It’s a big question, and likely has something to do with Miles’ multiverse antics in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It’s here audiences get the fun call out to the MCU, suggesting the event caused O’Hara problems.
Peter Parker returns, now with a kid, and has an emotional reunion. It’s unclear what his role in this is, but he seems to be in league with O’Hara somehow.
O’Hara then monologues about the value of sacrifice, claiming that many worlds should be saved over one person. But that just demonstrates his flawed view of Spider-Man, as he should always, always, put the little guy first, and that means no sacrifices.
It seems O’Hara captures Miles, who claims that he can save both the multiverse without sacrifices, which O’Hara denies. When Miles wants to go home, he’s also stopped. He somehow escapes, causing O’Hara to send all the Spider-People after him.
After a hilarious execution of the pointing meme, everyone runs after Miles. It seems the conflict of the film will simply revolve around Miles escaping this swarm of Spiders, and Miles proving how to save everyone without sacrifice. Like a true hero should, and not someone who’s lost sight of the true goal, saving lives.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse swings into cinemas June 2, 2023.