CinemaCon is underway this week at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, and Sony is doing everything you can. Shortly after, the studio announced The deada Spider-Man spinoff featuring Bad Bunny, producer Phil Lord and Chris Miller arrive on stage to introduce the first 15 minutes of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1).
Lord and Miller led over 1,000 people working on the film, which Lord says is the greatest team ever. “We had to try to break new ground so it’s much bigger,” the producer said on stage. “The number of characters [is massive]. The first film has 40. This one has 240 characters. “
The producer then went on to say that the film starts in Earth-65, Spider-Gwen’s (Hailee Steinfeld) home world, before continuing on Earth-1610, the primary continuity in which Shameik Moore’s Miles Morales lives. Miller says that six different universes are involved in the movie “so far.”
In the revealed footage, Issa Rae plays Jessica Drew, a black woman who is five months pregnant during the film. She has similar powers as Spider-Man, but wears a different black and red suit. She also travels by motorcycle. The iconic Spider-Man villain Vulture was also seen in the footage shown.
A complete description of the footage provided by ComicBook.com’s Cameron Bonomolo present at CinemaCon:
“Earth-65. Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman sneaks through the window of her apartment building. Her father, Captain George Stacy, washes up. ‘We took a break from the Spider-Man affair,'” he tells Gwen. A hostage situation at the Guggenheim Museum interrupts. Gribben! He speaks Italian in stylized subtitles, Da Vinci style. Gwen dresses and gets going, and the vulture is a ‘Renaissance man’. Adrian Toomes has deadly claws, a 40-foot wing catcher with razor-sharp wings and modern weapons like drones. It’s Spider-Gwen versus Vulture at the museum. Grib founds Gwen and is about to cut her to pieces: ‘This is THE dumbest way to die!’
Suddenly a multiversal portal opens. A glowing red web shoots out. Out jumps Miguel O’Hara, Spider-Man 2099 of Earth-298. Gwen asks if he is ‘the blue panther’. No, but he is from another dimension. Gwen and Miguel double team attack Vulture. Miguel reluctantly asks Lyla, his quirky virtual assistant, to send a backup – he complains again: “Call for backup!”
Jessica Drew, another Spider-Woman, rides out of the portal on a super spy motorcycle. She wears a two-tone suit of red and black. Gwen notices her big belly – Jessica proudly says she’s five months pregnant. Outside, Miguel struggles with the vulture up in the air. In the shade he bares his fangs. They are interrupted by a police helicopter. The vulture knocks it out of the sky.
The helicopter falls and crashes down towards a crowd of spectators below. Gwen, Miguel and Jessica get started – Gwen performs a dazzling, dizzying move as she jumps over the helicopter and spins a web to catch the helicopter. Miguel and Jessica help slow down its descent with webs – together the trio catches the cop in a web just before crushing the folks below.
In the wreck, Gwen stumbles – exhausted. She tries to breathe as a shadowy figure sneaks up behind her. It’s her father, drawn by gun. ‘You’re under arrest for the murder of Peter Parker!’
The prisoner reveals Gwen to expose Gwen Stacy’s shameful face. “I was thinking of telling you that,” she says of her secret identity. About the late Peter Parker: “I did not know it was him!”
“I’m not a killer … I’m your daughter.” Captain Stacy reads his daughter’s rights. She has been arrested. Miguel rescues Gwen – again – with a futuristic device that temporarily captures Captain Stacy in a force field bubble. Seeing she’s sorry Jessica does not want to leave Gwen as Miguel opens a portal. Miguel gives Gwen a temporal wrist device. She looks at it, considering taking them – before she can make a decision, we go to BROOKLYN. Earth-610.
Miles Morales spits around and has fun. But he’s late. His parents meet with his supervisor. Miles has lacked tuition but wants to participate in a top physics program at Columbia University. Their quantum research is the key to figuring out how to open doors to other dimensions.
Something triggers his spider sense. Miles comes up with an apology and hurries out. “Your son is lying to you,” the supervisor tells Miles’ mother. ‘And I know you know’. “
With Shameik Moore as Miles Morales / Spider-Man, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker, Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099, and Issa Rae as Jessica Drew Spider-Woman, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse goes to the cinema on June 2, 2023.
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