On June 2, the fine barriers between universes give way again to the momentum of whatever Spiderman you can imagine with the premiere of Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiversethe highly anticipated sequel to the animated film that, in 2018, showed that we did not know the limits of how far superhero movies, or animated films, could go.
Spider-Man: A New Universe ventured to revolutionize movie theaters with the madness of the multiversal concept to which comics have us so accustomed, a concept that is now experiencing a true golden age in pop culture and that between cartoons we enjoy in great sagas that mixed all Men and Spider-Women into threats that only one of them could never face.
We talk about Spiderman Universe –the biggest event in the Arachnid Franchise, signed by Dan Slott (The Amazing Spiderman) and Olivier Coipel (Dynasty of M)–its continuation, Spidergedon or the recent The End of the Spiderman Universe.
These titles are probably among the biggest inspirations for those responsible for this film, directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson and screenwriters David Callaham, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord.
PREVIOUSLY, IN THE WEB OF LIFE AND DESTINY…
Spider-Man: A New Universe introduced us to the young Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) on his superheroic path after receiving a bite from a suspicious spider, learning to be a Spider-Man capable of saving his universe from collapse. At his side, he had luxury mentors from other universes, such as Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Spiderman Noir (Nicolas Cage), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn) aboard his SP// armor dr and the hilarious Spiderham (John Mulaney).
Against him rose to varying degrees enemies such as the Marauder (Mahershala Ali), Doctor Olivia Octavius (Kathryn Hahn) and, above all, the colossal Kingpin (Liev Schreiber). Such was its success that, in addition to winning the Oscar for Best Animated Film in 2019, two sequels were announced, of which Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiverse it’s the first.
On this occasion, Miles will be the one who travels between universes to meet an entire society of Spider Men and Spider Women and face new enemies such as the Taint (Jason Schwartzman). And, among the tremendous crowd of wall-crawlers seen in the promotions, we anticipate that some of those new outstanding Spiders will be Miguel O’Hara, the futuristic Spiderman 2099 (Oscar Isaac), Jessica Drew, the detective Spiderwoman (Issa Rae), the anarchic Spider-Punk (Daniel Kaluuya) and Pavitr Prabhakar, Spiderman India (Karan Soni), with surprising appearances by a tiny May “Mayday” Parker… and Ben Reilly, the clone of Peter Parker, voiced by Andy Samberg.
THE SPIDER LEGACY
In the comics, Miles Morales emerged, after the death of Peter Parker from his home reality (Earth-1610), in Ultimate Fallout #4 USA (Ultimate Integral. Miles Morales: Spiderman #1) in 2011, born from the scripts of Brian Michael Bendis and the wonderful pencils of Sara Pichelli.
Since then, the young man from Brooklyn has lived countless adventures, including a meeting with the usual Peter Parker, that is, the amazing Spider-Man of the traditional Marvel continuity, and even a multiversal move, being adopted on said Earth-616. after the end of the Ultimate Universe after Secret Wars. He has starred in stages back in the hands of Bendis with David Marquez and, again, Pichelli (in Marvel Young Adults. Miles Morales: Marvel Universe), as well as with Saladin Ahmed, Eisner-winning screenwriter, and artists like the Spaniards Javier Garrón and Carmen Carnero, or miniseries like Universo Spiderman: Spider-Zero. Currently, Miles Morales: Spider-Man is signed by Cody Ziglar and Federico Vicentini.
As for her co-star, the counterpart to Gwen Stacy from Earth-65 who got the famous spider bite, Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez made her ramrod-hitting debut in 2014 in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 USAframed in the Spiderman Universe event, to soon go on to star in his own series (Marvel Young Adults. Spider-Gwen No. 1).
The drums of Las Mary Janes have also come to frequent Earth-616 since then, for study reasons, in a stage in charge of the scriptwriter Seanan McGuire and artists such as Rosi Kämpe or Takeshi Miyazawa in which they also took advantage of the opportunity to change by name. Neither Spiderwoman, nor Spider-Gwen: she now responds to the name of Ghost Spider.