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WATCH: New Across the Spider-verse trailer, posters and is Miles in for a darker ending this time out?

May 15th, 2023 by Marc Comments

We’re finally only a few weeks away from the return of Miles Morales in one of my most anticipated movies of the year, Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse, and we have some new details, posters and a trailer… and it seems that perhaps we shouldn’t be hoping for a happy ending. At least not yet.

“Across The Spider-Verse is a movie on its own, but it definitely ends on a bit of a cliffhanger,” co-director Kemp Powers says of the new movie.

“I think it’s a good cliffhanger. We hope that it’s a satisfying tee-up for what’s coming in the third film, because you want people to be excited about what’s coming next.

“And it helps that we knew going in that this was part two of a three-part story. Since you already know that that third story is guaranteed, you can tackle it a bit differently. That being said, there’s a lot of key characters in this film, and there’s a story in this film that has an arc of its own that we needed to complete.”

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This all sounds awesome but co-director Joaquim Dos Santos adds: “hopefully, this is our Empire.”

This is a reference to The Empire Strikes Back, the movie the crew most compared this new Spider-verse story to… and we all know that Empire doesn’t end too well for our heroes and perhaps we should expect the same for Miles, Gwen and the team here?

While know the third movie is coming next year, I’m not sure I can handle our guys left in a dark place at the end of this movie… even if I do know it’s always darkest before the dawn, as another hero taught us.

Of course, I know that for a story to have true gravitas, we need to know there are real steaks and perhaps this movie will be the epitome of that.

But I guess we’ll all find out for sure come June 2nd.

Check out the new posters:

Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most

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Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and David Callaham wrote the screenplay for the film, which features the voices of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Schwartzman, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Greta Lee, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, Shea Whigham and Oscar Isaac.

The film hits cinemas on 2nd June 2023.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….