Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, and Peter B. Parker are back in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” The movie is a stunning thrill ride, but when it reaches its conclusion, viewers might realize that it doesn’t wrap up everything in a nice bow. Instead, it leaves you with a bunch of cliffhangers.
If you stick around through the end credits, you’ll learn that the story will continue in “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse,” but you might be left with some big questions — particularly, how long you’ll have to wait for the next chapter! Here’s what we know so far.
“Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse” Release Date
Way back in 2021, producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller confirmed that “Across the Spider-Verse” — the sequel to 2018’s “Into the Spider-Verse” — would actually be split into two films. Originally, both were supposed to be released in 2023. Now, “Beyond the Spider-Verse” is set to be released March 29, 2024. Like “Across the Spider-Verse,” “Beyond” is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson.
“Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse” Cast
It seems the entire “Across the Spider-Verse” voice cast will return for the sequel — plus, some faces from “Into the Spider-Verse” who are seen at the very end of the film. Shameik Moore voices Miles Morales, our man Spider-Man. Hailee Steinfeld voices Gwen Stacy, one of many characters who uses the moniker Spider-Woman. Oscar nominees Brian Tyree Henry voices Miles’s dad, Jefferson Davis, and Luna Lauren Vélez voices his mom, Rio Morales. Jake Johnson is the slightly disheveled Peter B. Parker.
Other members of the cast include Oscar Isaac as the slightly sinister Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099; Issa Rae as Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, Karan Soni as Pavitr Prabhakar, aka Spider-Man India; Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya as Hobart “Hobie” Brown, aka Spider-Punk; and Jason Schwartzman as the villain known as the Spot.
And at the end of “Across the Spider-Verse,” viewers see fan favorites from the first film that didn’t have large roles in the sequel: John Mulaney’s Peter Porker, aka Spider-Ham; Kimiko Glenn’s Peni Parker; and Nicolas Cage as Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man Noir. It looks like they’ll play a big part in the third Miles Morales animated film.
“Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse” Plot
At the end of “Across the Spider-Verse,” Miles has been trapped in an alternate universe (where things are really weird), and Gwen, Peter B. Parker, and their friends unite to try to rescue him. Meanwhile, Miguel O’Hara and Jessica Drew are on his tail because Miles’s attempts to save his family might destroy the very fabric of the Spider-Verse. How it’ll all shake out is still a mystery.