Well, the newest look at "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" certainly has some very interesting footage for fans to dissect. Seriously, those shots of all the Spidersonas together in what appears to be some sort of middle ground between multiverses look incredible, and we are certain that the actual animation to bring these characters to life will be stunning.
This multiverse middle ground doesn't just have the potential to look cool. "Into the Spider-Verse" proved that it was possible to travel between dimensions, with a couple of previously-obscure characters ushering in this important, multi-franchise-spanning plot point. With the waters now properly tested, it looks like "Across the Spider-Verse" will be taking advantage of all the creative opportunities involved in a multiverse concept, including just how many crazy characters can get their big-screen debut.
We have already known some of the "new" Spidersonas that will be appearing in the film — Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman, voiced by Issa Rae), Takuya Yamashiro (Japanese Spider-Man), and Hobie Brown (Spider-Punk, voiced by Daniel Kaluuya) were all previously confirmed to appear in "Across the Spider-Verse," giving us a taste of the broad range of characters swinging between multiverses. However, this new trailer has confirmed some other versions of the character that will be making appearances. You've got Spidersonas such as Marvel Mangaverse Spider-Man, Insomniac Games Spider-Man, and even a werewolf version of the character from the "Marvel Zombies/Army of Darkness" miniseries. With these appearances in mind,the possibilities for even more obscure deep cuts are nearly endless!
We're Supposed To Be The Good Guys
Unfortunately, this brings to light a sad truth about the superhero film craze. Many comic creators whose characters are brought to the big screen aren't getting the proper credit or compensation they deserve. Going back to "Into the Spider-Verse," none of the creative teams responsible for introducing the characters of Spider-Ham (Larry Hama, Tom DeFalco, and Mark Armstrong), Spider-Man Noir (David Hine, Fabrice Sapolsky, Carmine Di Giandomenico, and Marko Djurdjevic), and SP//dr (Gerard Way and Jake Wyatt) were mentioned throughout the film's lengthy credits. With the possibility of so many new characters being introduced in "Across the Spider-Verse," there runs the risk of even more creators being overlooked for their contributions.
As "Spider-Verse" fans, it's not wrong for us to be excited over brief glimpses of our favorite obscure characters. It's actually super cool seeing characters like Scarlet Spider and Lady Spider, those we never thought could ever appear beyond comic book pages, appear in this latest trailer. Just these brief glimpses of overlooked Spidersonas prove that the team behind "Across the Spider-Verse" truly cares about honoring these characters. Unfortunately, the grim reality of how many comic writers and artists are treated by film companies wanting to adapt their work looms overhead. While we are certainly excited to see this trippy and intense film in theaters, we also hope that the "Across the Spider-Verse" team properly credits and compensates the creators of the characters they include. Besides, without them, the Spider-Verse would not be possible.
"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" swings into theaters on June 2, 2023.
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