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Things We Saw Today: We Cannot Contain Our Excitement for ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’

Plus Storm Reid, 'Yellowjackets', and more!

Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

There are so many superhero films hitting theaters and streaming in 2022, but perhaps the one we’re most excited for is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). After 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stunned audiences and critics alike (and won Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards), naturally fans we’re eagerly anticipating a follow-up. And after the first teaser trailer for Across the Spider-Verse dropped, we were blown away by the animation.

Co-writers and producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller discussed what to expect from the sequel in an interview with Collider. “It is, as Phil said, a very ambitious sequel, because we didn’t want to just sort of do the same thing again,” said Chris Miller. “And so the idea that we’d be going to different dimensions really opened up an opportunity artistically to have each world have its own art style, and to be able to push the folks at ImageWorks to develop a way to have each dimension feel like it was drawn by a different artist’s hand. Seeing the development of that stuff is breathtaking, and really, it’s the reason we keep doing it, because it’s so hard to get it right.”

Lord and Miller didn’t mention whether or not Tom Holland and Zendaya would appear in the film (as has been rumored). Across The Spider-Verse (Part One) will pick up the story of Miles Morales, and will feature newcomers Oscar Isaac, as futuristic Spider-Man 2099 and Issa Rae as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) hits theaters on October 7, 2022.

(via Collider, image: Sony Pictures Animation)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.