'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Trailer Drops a Big Hint
What's up with Peter Parker?
Sony Pictures released on Saturday the first teaser trailer — and the title — of the latest Spider-Man flick, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse at Sao Paolo Comic Con. Scheduled for release December 21, 2018, the animated film features a different version of Spider-Man, Miles Morales, instead of Peter Parker.
In the comic books, Miles Morales gains the standard Spider-Man powers — plus camouflage — after a genetically enhanced arachnid crawls into his criminal uncle’s bag. Morales doesn’t choose to use his powers as a superhero, however, until the death of Peter Parker.
And as such, an early shot in the trailer in a cemetery might hint at Parker’s death. But Morales is not alone: In this universe, there are other Spider-Men around too, and the trailer’s tagline is: “Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask.”
Right after the tagline is introduced, the trailer shows Morales sitting on a subway platform with a shadowy figure (Perhaps this is Peter Parker before his death?), asking, “Wait, so how many of us are there?”
In the comics, the Spider-Verse storyline explores an interdimensional mash-up that brings together dozens upon dozens of alternate Spider-Man versions, including realities where Peter Parker dies and Gwen Stacy becomes Spider-Woman, sometimes referred to as Spider-Gwen. Chances are we might see several different versions of these characters if the film does go full-on Spider-Verse. But we’ll see.
Morales will be voiced by actor Shameik Moore (best known for his role on Netflix’s The Get Down). Other cast members include Liev Shreiber as the villain and Mahershala Ali and Bryan Tyree Henry as the thieving Davis brothers that become key parts to Morales’ rise. Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians) and Bob Persichetti (The Little Prince) are directing.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be released December 14, 2018.