Spider-Verse

Everything we learned about Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse at the Annecy Festival

Gwen and Miles meet a surprising adversary in Across the Spider-Verse.

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This year’s Annecy International Animation Festival kicked off June 13, bringing spectacular news about Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on day one.

Here’s what we learned about Across the Spider-Verse’s cast and characters at Annecy.

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Sony already revealed that George Stacy (Gwen Stacy’s dad) and The Vulture will appear in Across the Spider-Verse, and now we know who’s playing them.

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George Stacy will be voiced by Shea Whigham, who you might recognize as Roger Dooley from Agent Carter.

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The Vulture’s voice should sound even more familiar. Jorma Taccone, who played Green Goblin in the first Spider-Verse, returns to voice a younger version of the classic Spider-Man villain.

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Annecy attendees saw Stacy and the Vulture in a clip that also featured previously announced characters Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac), Spider-Woman (Issa Rae), and Miles’ guidance counselor (Rachel Dratch).

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The final bit of Spider-Verse 2 casting news reveals a new villain for Miles pulled from early Spider-Man comics.

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Jason Schwartzman (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) lends his voice to the villain The Spot.

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If the Spot doesn't sound familiar, that's not too surprising. After first appearing in the '80s, the Spot became a joke among Spider-Man villains for being cowardly.

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He even appeared in the Legion of Losers, a ragtag group of Spider-Man villains who have been repeatedly humiliated by the webslinger.

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In the comics, the Spot can pull the black spots off his dorky looking costume, which turn into portals. They still function when attached to his suit, making the Spot nearly impossible to touch.

A more imposing Spot will appear in the multiverse-hopping Across the Spider-Verse. His power to create portals and send himself or others through them could make him a good match for Miles and Gwen.

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be released June 2, 2023.

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